Can I change the name of my LLC in Wyoming?
Absolutely! You can easily change your Wyoming 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 Wyoming.
The filing fee for an Amendment to Articles of Organization in Wyoming is $60.
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 Wyoming?
- Check if your new LLC name is available
- File the Amendment form (and wait for approval)
- Update the IRS
- Update the Wyoming Department of Revenue
- 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 Wyoming?
It costs $60 to change your LLC name in Wyoming. This is the filing fee for the Amendment to Articles of Organization form.
How do I change my Wyoming LLC name?
In order to change your LLC name, you must file an Amendment to Articles of Organization with the Wyoming Secretary of State. This officially updates your legal entity (your Limited Liability Company) on the state records.
Note: The Wyoming Secretary of State is responsible for LLC formation and administration, including name changes.
The Amendment to Articles of Organization is a PDF download. After you complete the form, you’ll file it by mail.
Our instructions focus on changing the LLC name only. If you want to make other Wyoming LLC amendments, like the mailing address or Registered Agent, you may need to use a different update form.
Can I change my LLC name myself?
You can file the Amendment to Articles of Organization yourself or you can hire a company to do this for you.
Because the Wyoming Amendment filing can be confusing and time consuming, many people choose to hire a company for help.
Step 1: Make sure your new Wyoming 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 Wyoming.
This is important because two businesses in the state can’t have the same business names, 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 Wyoming LLC name ahead of time using the state’s business entity search.
Check name availability: Our Wyoming LLC Name page has information about how to use the business entity search tool. It also explains details about name rules in Wyoming.
Step 2: File the Wyoming LLC name change form
The Wyoming LLC name change form is called the Amendment to Articles of Organization.
(It’s called this because you’re amending your Wyoming Articles of Organization.)
How to file an Amendment to Articles of Organization in Wyoming
First, download the Amendment to Articles of Organization form.
You can complete the form on your computer (type it) and then print it out to sign. Or, you can print it out and complete by hand with black ink.
Before you begin:
You will need the date that your LLC’s original Articles of Organization were filed.
The easiest way to find this is using the Wyoming Business Entity Search. Enter your LLC’s name and click Search.
Click on your LLC in the search results, and make a note of the Initial Filing date. This is the date your original Articles of Organization were filed.
1. Name of the Limited Liability Company
Enter your LLC’s current name. (Not what you’re changing it to.)
2. The date of filing its Articles of Organization:
3. Articles amended
In the first line of item 3, enter “1“.
Because on the Wyoming Articles of Organization, the LLC’s name is Article #1.
In the box below, enter this text:
Name of the Limited Liability Company. New Legal Name: [new name of LLC].
Just replace “[new name of LLC]” with the name you want to use. And make sure to include an appropriate designator (like “LLC”) at the end of your LLC’s name.
For example: Morgan wants to change the name of his company to Yellow Stones, LLC. In Item 3, he will type: Article number(s) 1 is amended as follows: Name of the Limited Liability Company. New Legal Name: Yellow Stones, LLC.
Enter your name here.
Enter your title:
- If you’re an LLC Member (owner) and the LLC is Member-managed, enter Member
- If you’re an LLC Manager and the LLC is Manager-managed, enter Manager
- If you’re not an LLC Member (owner) or Manager, but are authorized to file on the LLC’s behalf, enter Authorized Agent.
Sign the printed Amendment to Articles of Organization form.
Enter today’s date (the date you’re signing the form).
Enter the name of who the Secretary of State can contact with questions. It’s okay if this is the same name you entered for the signature.
Daytime phone number
Enter a good phone number.
Don’t worry, this won’t go on public record. The Secretary of State will use it to contact you if they have questions about the filing.
Enter your best email.
This won’t go on public record, so make sure you enter a good email address. If you don’t enter an email, the Secretary of State will return your filing by mail (which takes longer).
File by mail
- Prepare a check or money order for $60 payable to the “Wyoming Secretary of State”.
- Send the payment, and the signed Amendment to Articles of Organization, to:
Wyoming Secretary of State
Herschler Building East, Suite 101
122 W 25th Street
Cheyenne WY 82002-0020
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 10-15 business days (plus mail time) for your Wyoming business name change to be approved.
When you file by mail, you’ll receive your name change approval by email if you provided an email address on the form. If you didn’t, the approval will come via regular mail.
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 Wyoming LLC name with the IRS
After your new LLC name is approved, the next step is to update your Wyoming 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 Revenue
After your new LLC name is approved, you need to update your business’s account with the state’s tax department (the Wyoming Department of Revenue).
Note: In most states, it’s called the Department of Revenue or Department of Taxation. In Wyoming it’s called the Department of Revenue, 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 Revenue. You can ask about the process to update your business name.
Step 5: Update financial institutions with your new LLC name
Besides updating your Wyoming LLC name with the IRS and Wyoming Department of Revenue, 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
If you have a state business license or a local business permit, you’ll need to change the name on that license.
Sometimes that means applying for a new license and canceling the old one. Or sometimes you can just change the name on your existing license.
Wyoming doesn’t have a general state business license requirement. But your LLC might have an industry- or occupation-specific license.
If that’s the case, contact your state licensing agency or licensing board for information on how to update the state business license.
And contact your local government (like a city clerk or county clerk) for the process to update any local business permits.
Our Wyoming Business License page has links to the licensing agencies and local governments to help you find this information.
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 Wyoming 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 Wyoming 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 Wyoming FAQs
How much does an LLC name change cost in Wyoming?
An LLC name change in Wyoming costs $60.
This is the filing fee for the Amendment to Articles of Organization, the official form used to change your Wyoming LLC name.
If you’d like to learn about all the Wyoming LLC costs, please see Wyoming LLC Costs.
Can I file my Wyoming LLC name change online?
No, you can’t file the Amendment to Articles of Organization online to change your Wyoming LLC name.
The Wyoming Secretary of State only offers certain filings online. Unfortunately, name change Amendments aren’t available for online filing at this time.
How many times can I change my Wyoming LLC name?
You can change the name of your Wyoming 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 Wyoming law limits when you can file an Amendment to change the name of a company.
Who can change the Wyoming 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 Wyoming 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 Wyoming LLC name with the IRS (see above for instructions).
Do I need a lawyer to change the Wyoming 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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