Can I change the name of my LLC in Nevada?
Absolutely! You can easily change your Nevada LLC name.
The first step is to file a form called the Amendment to Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State and wait for it to be approved. This is how you officially change your LLC name in Nevada.
The filing fee for an Amendment to Articles of Organization in Nevada is $175.
After the state approves your LLC name change, you should then notify the following 3 places:
- the IRS
- state tax department
- your business bank account
And finally, you can update your LLC name in other places like your website and marketing materials.
This page will guide you through the process and include helpful tips along the way.
Note: We’ve changed the names of our own LLCs over the years. So we have first-hand experience with filing the paperwork as well as dealing with the IRS and financial institutions.
What are the steps for changing an LLC name in Nevada?
- Check if your new LLC name is available
- File the Amendment form (and wait for approval)
- Update the IRS
- Update the Nevada Department of Taxation
- Update financial institutions (credit card companies, banks)
- Update business licenses
- Update other places (branding materials, business accounts, etc.)
How much does it cost to change an LLC name in Nevada?
It costs $175 to change your LLC name in Nevada. This is the filing fee for the Amendment to Articles of Organization form.
The fee is the same whether you file the form online or by mail.
How do I change my Nevada LLC name?
In order to change your LLC name, you must file the Amendment to Articles of Organization with the Nevada Secretary of State. This officially updates your legal entity (your Limited Liability Company) on the state records.
Note: The Nevada Secretary of State is responsible for LLC formation and administration, including name changes.
We provide step-by-step instructions on how to file the Amendment to Articles of Organization online. (Technically, you can also file by mail. However, it’s much slower and the state prefers online filings.)
Can I change my LLC name myself?
You can file the Nevada Amendment to Articles of Organization yourself or you can hire a company to do this for you.
Because the Amendment filing in Nevada can be confusing and time consuming, many people choose to hire a company for help.
Step 1: Make sure your new Nevada LLC name is available
Before filing your amendment form (the Amendment to Articles of Organization), you should check that your new LLC name is available in Nevada.
This is important because two businesses in the state can’t have the same name, or be too similar. This is called LLC name distinguishability.
If you file an amendment for a name that’s already taken, the state will reject your filing. And if that happens, you’ll need to re-file with a different name.
To avoid that, look up your desired Nevada LLC name ahead of time using the state’s business entity search.
Check name availability: Our Nevada LLC Name page has information about how to use the business entity search tool. It also explains details about name rules in Nevada.
Step 2: File the Nevada LLC name change form
The Nevada LLC name change form is called the Amendment to Articles of Organization.
(It’s called this because you’re amending your Nevada Articles of Organization.)
Note: You might also see the approval that you get after filing this form referred to as a Certificate of Amendment.
How to file an Amendment to Articles of Organization in Nevada
Name Change Only
Our step-by-step instructions here only describe how to change your LLC’s name.
If you want to make other changes to your LLC (like the Registered Agent, the management structure, or other details), we strongly recommend hiring a company like MyCompanyWorks for help. Nevada has special, complicated rules and processes for amendments that can be hard to navigate.
You can easily file the name change yourself, though. That’s why we kept this page simple and focused on the name change process.
First, go to Nevada’s Business Portal: SilverFlume
Login or create an account if you don’t have one.
On the dashboard, click More > under the heading Existing Business.
Find your LLC
Now you’ll look up your LLC’s record.
Enter the first word or two of your LLC’s name and click Search.
Find your LLC in the results, and click the Manage this Business button to the right.
Now you’ll see a different dashboard, with your LLC’s entity information at the top.
Scroll down and look for the box Other Actions.
Click Amendments. Then click Amendment to Articles of Organization.
Restate or Amend and Restate Articles of Formation
The options on this page can be confusing. Only click the box for “The Entity Name has been amended.”
Be careful: don’t click the first two buttons (“Restated Articles Only Attached” and “Amended and Restated Articles Attached”).
Why shouldn’t you click these?
If you click one of these by accident, you’ll have to close the window and start the filing process over from the beginning.
In Nevada, an LLC name change doesn’t require you to upload these documents. Don’t fill out extra forms and do extra work if you don’t have to.
After clicking the box for The Entity Name has been amended, new fields will appear on the page: Name Reservation and Entity Name.
If you previously reserved a name, you can enter the ID number for it here. Most people don’t reserve a name ahead of time. It’s not required.
If you don’t have a name reservation, click the Clear button to remove your LLC’s current name.
Then enter the new LLC name in Entity Name. Be sure to include a designator (like “LLC”) at the end of the name.
Click Search to check if the new name is available for use in Nevada.
You should see the message: “The Name is Available“.
If you get a different message (that the name is not available), you’ll need to enter a different name and try again.
Click Next to continue.
Enter the date you want your LLC name change to be effective.
Most people choose today’s date. That way, the name change goes into effect when its approved by the Secretary of State.
Alternatively, you can choose a date (and time) up to 90 days in the future.
Series/Restricted Limited Liability Company
This is optional. Series and Restricted LLCs are rare. Most people skip this section, because they have a regular Nevada LLC.
Click Next to continue.
Additional Amendment Text
If you’re only changing the LLC name, don’t check this box. Most people skip this section.
In the first box (Action Types Available) click [N] Name Change, then click the right arrow. This will move [N] Name Change into the second box (Action Types Applied to this Amendment).
Click Next to continue.
Enter your name to electronically sign.
Then select your Title from the dropdown menu.
If you’re an LLC Member (aka LLC owner) and your LLC is Member-Managed, select Member.
If you’re an LLC Manager and the LLC is Manager-Managed, select Manager.
If you’re not sure or these terms are confusing, check out Member-managed LLC vs Manager-managed LLC for more information.
Certificate of Acceptance of Appointment of Registered Agent
If you’re only changing the LLC name, you can skip this section.
Click Next to continue.
Skip this step. You don’t have to upload any documents for a company name change.
This page shows you the completed Amendment form with all the information you’ve entered. Review everything to make sure it’s correct and there are no typos. Click the Edit link next to any sections where you need to make changes.
When everything looks good, click Add to Shopping Cart to continue.
Click Acknowledged in the popup to confirm the filing.
You’ll be taken back to the dashboard. Click the Checkout Now button to complete the filing.
Click Enter Payment Information. Then click OK in the popup to confirm that you’re authorized to file on the LLC’s behalf.
On the next screen, click Credit Card and provide your billing and credit card details. Check the box to agree to the terms, and Place Your Order.
Congratulations! Your Nevada LLC name change has been submitted for processing.
Wait for approval from the Secretary of State
After submitting your Amendment to Articles of Organization to the state, please wait for approval.
Approval times vary, but on average, it takes 1 business day for your Nevada business name change to be approved when you file online.
After submitting your name change via SilverFlume, you’ll receive your name change approval by email.
Reminder: Changing your LLC name with the Secretary of State still leaves your old LLC name in place everywhere else. Essentially, you’ve only changed your LLC name with one part of the state government, and you need to update it everywhere else.
Step 3: Change your Nevada LLC name with the IRS
After your new LLC name is approved, the next step is to update your Nevada LLC name with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This updates the name connected to your LLC’s EIN number.
We have step-by-step instructions here:
How to change LLC name with IRS
Step 4: Update your LLC’s Account with the Department of Taxation
After your new LLC name is approved, you need to update your business’s account with the state’s tax department (the Nevada Department of Taxation).
Note: In most states, it’s called the Department of Revenue or Department of Taxation. In Nevada it’s called the Department of Taxation, and this is who you’ll update with your new LLC name.
Typically, you can update your LLC name in one of three ways:
- by mail
- by phone
But it differs from state to state, so we recommend you call the Department of Taxation. You can ask about the process to update your business name.
Step 5: Update financial institutions with your new LLC name
Besides updating your Nevada LLC name with the IRS and Nevada Department of Taxation, you’ll also want to contact the following places and let them know about the name change.
- LLC business bank account
- business checks
- business debit card
- business credit cards
- Paypal or other online banking solutions
- business loans or lines of credit
- brokerage accounts
- bookkeeping software, like Quickbooks
Pro Tip: You don’t have to rush to update these the same day or even the same week. Your existing checks and credit cards will still work, but it’s important to eventually get everything updated to your new LLC name.
Step 6: Update or Get a New Business License
Every LLC in Nevada must have a Nevada State Business License. So after changing your LLC’s name, you must update that state business license (aka the Nevada Common Business Registration). This license is administered by the Secretary of State.
And if your LLC also has an occupation- or industry-specific license or a local business permit, you’ll need to change the name on that license too. Professional licensing is done by specific agencies and boards.
New Nevada Business License
You must obtain a new Nevada LLC Business License for the new business name. Check out the Secretary of State’s Business License FAQs page for more information.
How to get a new Nevada Business License
You’ll need to:
- Cancel your existing Nevada Business Registration
- Register for a new Nevada Business Registration
Both of these can be done through SilverFlume.
Update Professional Licenses & Local Permits
If your LLC has a professional license, you will also need to update the LLC’s name with the appropriate professional agencies. Find their contact information here:
- NV.gov Department List
- Nevada Department of Business & Industry: Licensing (scroll down to the Permits section)
And you’ll need to contact your local government (usually the city or county clerk) for the process to update any local business permits. You can look up your city or county clerk here:
Step 7: Update marketing materials and other places with your new LLC name
Below are some examples of places to update with your new LLC name.
Branding and online presence:
- online stores (like eBay, Shopify, Amazon)
- website, domain registrar, hosting company
- letterhead, logos, invoices, contracts, and important documents
- social media accounts
Other government agencies:
- local tax office (ex: city, county, township)
- business licenses and permits
- sales tax permit
- utility companies
- Department of Labor (if you have employees)
Stay calm: Don’t stress out thinking you have to change your LLC name everywhere right away. That’s not the case. Take your time and do the important ones first. Give yourself a few days or a few weeks to get them all done. Technically, your old business name will still work for quite some time.
Update your Nevada LLC Operating Agreement
It’s a good idea to update the name on your LLC’s Operating Agreement. Don’t worry, this is a simple process. You can either:
- You can make a new version of the Operating Agreement you already have. Update the document with your new LLC name, and have the LLC Member(s) sign.
- Or, you can use our free template on Nevada LLC Operating Agreement to create a new Operating Agreement with the new LLC name.
Tip: This is a good opportunity to review the other sections in your Operating Agreement and make any needed updates there, too. Have the LLC Member(s) sign, and distribute copies like you did with your initial LLC Operating Agreement.
Change LLC Name in Nevada FAQs
How much does an LLC name change cost in Nevada?
An LLC name change in Nevada costs $175.
This is the filing fee for the Amendment to Articles of Organization, the official form used to change your Nevada LLC name.
If you’d like to learn about all the Nevada LLC costs, please see Nevada LLC Costs.
Can I file my Nevada LLC name change by mail?
Yes, you can file the Amendment to Articles of Organization by mail to change your Nevada LLC name.
Download and complete these forms and mail to the Secretary of State:
The Amendment requires you to attach a new (Amended and Restated) Articles of Organization. The easiest way to complete the Articles of Organization for this purpose is to copy the information from your originally filed Articles of Organization. Just make sure to put the new LLC name instead of the old one. If your Amendment filing doesn’t accompany Restated Articles of Organization, the filing will get rejected.
How many times can I change my Nevada LLC name?
You can change the name of your Nevada LLC as many times as you want. The state doesn’t care, as long as you pay the filing fee.
You’re allowed to change the name of your Limited Liability Company for any reason. The Amendment form doesn’t ask you why you want to change the name. No Nevada law limits when you can file an Amendment to change the name of a company.
Who can change the Nevada LLC name?
Generally speaking, the LLC Members (owners) can change the LLC’s name.
So, as long as all the LLC Members agree, you can go ahead and file the Amendment.
Technically, the LLC Members should vote to agree on the new name. However, a vote can be something informal, like an email or phone call.
Do I need a new EIN if I change the name of my Nevada LLC?
No, you don’t need a new EIN number.
Getting a new EIN Number will actually cause confusion at the IRS, and that can create issues for your business.
So don’t get a new EIN number for your LLC.
Instead, you will simply change your Nevada LLC name with the IRS (see above for instructions).
Do I need a lawyer to change the Nevada LLC legal name?
No, you don’t need to hire a lawyer. You can file the Amendment to Articles of Organization yourself or you can hire a company to do it for you.
If you want to hire a company, we recommend MyCompanyWorks.
How do I change my LLC name in another state?
You can change an LLC name in any state. Click the link below to learn how to change your LLC’s name in that state.
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