Colorado Secretary of State


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We are a service company that can help you file with the Colorado Secretary of State. We are not associated with this nor any other government agency. We offer paid services and software to help you file. You are not required to purchase our service to file - you may file directly with this agency without using our service.


Contact Information

Physical address:
1700 Broadway
Denver, CO 80290

Phone: 303-894-2200 and press 2
Fax: 303-869-4864

Web: Home Name search File online
Email: business@sos.state.co.us

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Colorado Secretary of State in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Certificate of Good Standing

Agency:Colorado Secretary of State
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

There is no form, simply search for your entity's record and click the link for certificate of good standing.


Foreign Entity Authority Statement

Agency:Colorado Secretary of State
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Law:

CO Rev Stat § 7-90-801

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Good standing certificate not required.


Periodic Report

Agency:Colorado Secretary of State
Form:

Periodic Report

Instructions:

Instruction sheet

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of initial registration. If the Periodic Report is not filed on time, the entity will have an additional two months after the Periodic Report month to file a late Periodic Report.

Law:

C.R.S. § 7-90-501

Notes:
  • Can be filed up to 2 months early
  • Must be filed online and paid with a credit/debit card.
  • Anyone with authority may file.

Statement of Foreign Entity Authority

Agency:Colorado Secretary of State
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Law:

CO Rev Stat § 7-90-801

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Good standing certificate not required.


Trade Name

Agency:Colorado Secretary of State
Form:

Online

Filing Method:

Online only

Agency Fee:

$20

Is registration mandatory?:

Trade names are required for businesses (other than a nonprofit entity) or individuals transacting business in the state of Colorado under a name other than the person's true name. Nonprofits may file for a trade name if they want, but they are not required to do so.

County Level Filing:

Trade name registration is done at the state level, but in order to hold real property in Colorado under a trade name, obtain an affidavit from the Colorado Secretary of State and file it with your county clerk or recorder.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Trade name registration does not offer name protection. Your desired DBA may not conflict with any registered entity, but may be same as another registered trade name. Colorado will permit you to file a trade name that is the same as someone else's; however, be wary of infringement of trademark protection under common law.

Notes:
  • After filing, set up email notification on your record to receive an expiration/renewal notice.
  • Publication of registration is not required in Colorado.

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