National Registered Agents, Inc. ("NRAI", www.registeredagent.com) offers registered agent services for businesses in Colorado. When forming a corporation or other legal entity in Colorado, the State requires that you designate a Registered Agent. This designation allows the State to have a known contact with the company so that the State can communicate important annual filings, changes in entity requirements and service of process, in the event of a legal matter. This ensures the company is legitimate and qualified to do business in Colorado.
Our account representatives provide the highest level of quality services to businesses large and small in Colorado. In addition to our registered agent services, NRAI offers other services such as our document library which provides forms and applications from all jurisdictions-- and our Company Guard® service which provides e-mail notifications of important filing dates.
If you currently have a Registered Agent who is not providing you with the tools and services you need to protect your company and you wish to change your Registered Agent, you can easily change your Registered Agent to NRAI. Just contact us at (800) 520-6724 and provide our account representatives with the following information:
If you don't have a Registered Agent and need one or need to form a new legal entity for your business, call (800) 520-6724
In Colorado, the most common business entities are outlined below.
Limited Liability Company in Colorado
A Registered Agent is required when forming a Limited Liability Company in Colorado. A Limited Liability Company, commonly known as an LLC, combines the personal liability protection of a corporation with the tax benefits and simplicity of a partnership. The main advantages of an LLC are that they have fewer governance formalities than a corporation, have no ownership restrictions, have the ability to deduct operational losses and have tax flexibility. There are two different types of LLC formation; domestic and foreign.
Forming a Domestic LLC in Colorado
A domestic LLC is a company that operates in the state where it was organized. The name of the newly formed LLC must contain the words "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviation "LLC". If LLC is not used, the word "limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd.", and the word "company" may be abbreviated as "Co.". In order to reserve the name you must obtain an Application to Reserve an LLC Name. There is a $ 25 fee. The name reservation will last up to 120 days. When you form a new limited liability corporation in Colorado, you will need to file two copies of the Articles of Organization with the Colorado Secretary of State. The filing fee is $125, and if filed electronically, the fee is $50.
In addition to a Registered Agent, Colorado requires domestic LLC's to have a Registered Office. A Registered Office is defined as the official address of a company to which official documents are sent and legal notices received. It is common for the Registered Agent to provide the Registered Office address. A company may maintain other business and correspondence addresses as well.
Forming a Foreign LLC in Colorado
If your company is incorporated in another state, but you would like to do business in Colorado, you must also assign a Registered Agent and Registered Office. The naming rules are the same as with a domestic LLC. You must file two copies of the Statement of Foreign Entity Authority and pay a $125 filing fee with the Colorado Secretary of State. There are no provisions for electronic filing.
Corporations in Colorado
A Registered Agent and a Registered Office must be designated in order to form a domestic corporation in Colorado. As with an LLC, a corporate name must be chosen. The corporate name must contain "corporation", "incorporated", "limited", "corp.", "inc.", or "ltd." If the name is available you may reserve it for up to 120 days for a filing fee of $10. Two copies of the Articles of Incorporation are filed with the Secretary of State with a filing fee of $125, or $50 if filed electronically
Forming a Foreign Corporation in Colorado
Forming a foreign corporation in Colorado is very similar to a domestic corporation. Two copies of the Statement of Foreign Entity Authority are required to be filed with the Secretary of State along with a $125 fee. There is no electronic filing fee option.
NRAI at www.registeredagent.com provides services to businesses, large or small all over the United States, including Colorado. For more information regarding what we can offer your business, please contact us at (800) 520-6724. Simply provide us with some brief information about your company and we will find the perfect solution to fit your needs.