Instructions for Statement of Removal of Personal Identifying Information
We highly recommend that you contact our office at 303-894-2200, option 2, if you have any questions about
completing the Statement of Removal of Personal Identifying Information form. It is very important that you carefully
review the instructions provided.
Information entered in the form/cover sheet may be lost if you select the Internet browser’s “Back” button.
WARNING: The Statement of Removal of Personal Identifying Information will be available as a publicly accessible
record after it has been accepted for filing by the Secretary of State’s Office. The Statement of Removal of Personal
Identifying Information will appear online as an event line on the History and Documents page in the record of the
affected entity, trade name, or trademark.
DO NOT repeat the personal identifying information to be removed when completing the Statement of Removal of
Personal Identifying Information.
DO NOT include personal identifying information in the Statement of Removal of Personal Identifying Information.
Use these instructions when completing a Statement of Removal of Personal Identifying Information pursuant to
§ 7-90-306 (5) and part 3 of article 90 of title 7 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.). The required form/cover
sheet must be used when submitting the document for filing. Information included in the document must be typewritten
or machine printed and must be in English. Mistakes may have legal consequences: review the information provided
carefully. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office cannot provide legal advice. Questions should be addressed to your
legal, business or tax advisor(s). Only provide information that is required or permitted to be included in the document.
Do not include personal identifying information, such as a social security number. All information entered in the
form/cover sheet or included in an attachment will be made a matter of public record and immediately accessible on the
Secretary of State’s website. In order to obtain a copy of the filed document or access additional information, including
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), visit our website, www.sos.state.co.us.
Section 1: The name of the individual making the request to remove personal identifying information should state his
or her full name.
Example 1: Jane Smith
Example 2: John Smith, III
Section 2: Enter the 11-digit number that identifies the entity whose record contains personal identifying information
in one of the publicly accessible documents associated with the entity. The Business Division of the Colorado Secretary
of State’s Office assigns the ID number. The ID number is not a state or federal tax number or a social security number.
A record number can be found by visiting our website, www.sos.state.co.us, and clicking on “Business Search”. Enter
the entity name, trade name or trademark description. The ID number will appear to the left of the name on the
Business Search Results page. Select the ID number to view the Summary page for the entity, trade name, or trademark
to confirm that you have selected the appropriate ID number.
Next, enter the entity name, trade name, or trademark description associated with the document in which the personal
identifying information appears. Enter the name or description exactly as it appears in the records of the Colorado
Secretary of State.
Example: A social security number appears in an attachment to the Articles of Amendment, document
number 20051000000 for XYZ, Incorporated. XYZ, Incorporated has an ID number of 20011999999.