Colorado LLC

How to Form an LLC in Colorado

How to Form an LLC in ColoradoA Colorado Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal structure used to protect your personal assets (home, car, bank account) in the event your business is sued.

An LLC can be used to operate a business, or an LLC can be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).

Forming an LLC in Colorado is simple. Search your Colorado LLC name in the database, designate your Registered Agent, file your LLC Articles of Organization and pay the state filing fee ($50).

After your Colorado LLC is approved, complete your Operating Agreement, obtain a Federal Tax ID Number, and file your Periodic Report.

We’ve created a free video course that will walk you through forming your own Colorado LLC, step-by-step.

On desktop, the video lessons are listed on your right. On mobile, the video lessons are listed at the bottom of the page.

Need to save time? Have a professional LLC service file for you:
IncFile ($49 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)
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  1. travis mcginnis November 6, 2017

    you said in your video that if i formed a llc in the past i never did anything with it i got the ein but i never filed a periodic report ar taxes but i never donr any business with my llc i just let it dissolve. does that really mean i can never form another llc in colorado ?

    • Matt Horwitz November 8, 2017

      Hey Travis, are you sure I said that in a video? Which video and at what minute marker? Either way, that’s not the case. Letting an old LLC dissolve will not prevent you from forming new LLCs. Hope that helps.

  2. Ty Yanushka November 25, 2017


    Well done!! Saved myself at least $100 right out of the gates. That’s a good way to make one of my first business decisions a good one. Following the lessons took me a couple hours but I was meticulous. I did forget to put the LLC in the entity name even after you mentioned it enough times. I filed a change of name and ended up paying an extra $20 (entity name change and registered agent name change, oops.) Colorado being all online is great. You explain it well.


    Ty Yanushka
    New LLC Business Owner

    • Matt Horwitz November 29, 2017

      Hey Ty! Thanks for your comment! Glad to hear you were able to sort out the amendment and name change, and also happy to hear we were able to help you save money :)

  3. Moe February 9, 2018

    Hi Matt,

    Great job on the videos. Easy to follow and understand, I haven’t finished them all though.
    Do you have any instructive videos for non US citizen to form an LLC in the US?
    I am not a US citizen, but I lived in Colorado for about 7 years. I worked as a researcher in Colorado and I have a SSN, but I am not a citizen as I mentioned.
    I also have an active bank account in Colorado, which I am using for my current online Amazon business. I would like to expand my online business into some other platforms, and have my own online store.

    To do that legally, I would like to get an LCC and a business license. Would you please advise me on how to go about this? Is there different approach for non US citizens? Do I just file my LLC with Colorado, since my billing address on my bank account is in Colorado?

    Best regards,

    • Matt Horwitz February 9, 2018

      Hey Moe, thanks for the kind words! And great question. Usually most non-US citizens don’t have SSNs, so the way they need to obtain an EIN from the IRS is different, however, that’s not the case in your situation. Everything will be exactly the same for you when forming an LLC (the same as it is for US citizens). Nothing is different. If you live in Colorado and are going to be working from there, it’ll be best to form an LLC in Colorado. Colorado is very business-friendly and has low LLC fees, so it’s a great state. After your LLC is approved and you obtain an EIN from the IRS, you’ll want to open an LLC checking account at your bank (or another bank)… instead of using your existing bank account. Hope that helps!

      • Moe February 9, 2018

        Hi Matt,

        Thank you very much for your quick reply. So I file my papers as a Colorado resident even though I don’t reside in Colorado for the time being. I am currently outside of the US, and I’ll be outside of the country for quite long. The only thing that still has my Colorado billing address is my bank account and credit card.

        • Matt Horwitz February 12, 2018

          Hi Moe, I see. It’s not really about being a resident of the state, but more so where you are legally doing business. In your case, you could really pick any state (since it doesn’t sound like you will running things from Colorado for the time being). Colorado may be less expensive for you if you use a friend or family member as your Registered Agent. Also, a lot of people in this situation feel better (mentally) about forming the LLC in the state which they know the best and still have some ties/connection to.

  4. Nichole February 19, 2018

    Thank you for this clear concise information!!!!! But, HELP!!!! We have an LLC that was established in Colordo in 2014. We are a two member LLC for now (probably forever) and I live in Texas and the other founding member lives in Colorado. I am the financial and tax matters member for the LLC. We are an educational service agency that have clients throughout the US. I was going to register the LLC as a foreign entity in Texas ($750) and dissolve the Colorado LLC because I’m here in Texas and would also like to avoid dealing with Colorado state taxes. From your videos & resources it looks like we shouldn’t try to “move” the LLC?!? Thoughts?

    • Matt Horwitz February 21, 2018

      Hi Nichole, thank you for the kind words :) You’re welcome! filing as a Foreign LLC does not create a “new LLC”. It simply gives the Domestic LLC authority to legally do business in the new state. So you would not want to dissolve the Colorado LLC after registering as a Foreign Texas LLC. That would cause issues. What CO state taxes are you paying? You paying them personally or the LLC is paying? Have you spoken with your accountant regarding this? I’d move slowly as there are a number of factors at play. I’ll provide some more thoughts after your reply.

  5. Cuong February 28, 2018

    Matt –
    I just want to say that I have completed converting my family grocery store from a sole proprietorship to an LLC. Thank you so much for your help in this process. I followed your videos and was able to do it without hiring someone else. My family business is now Hau Giang Market, LLC. Many thanks!

    Cuong Doan (store manager).

    • Matt Horwitz March 2, 2018

      Cuong, you’re very welcome. And I’m very happy to hear! Thank you for the nice comment. Best wishes with your business :)


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