How to Cure a Colorado LLC Delinquency

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A Colorado LLC becomes “Delinquent” when it fails to file a Periodic Report within 4 months after the Periodic Month. If your LLC is marked “Delinquent”, you won’t be able to do business in Colorado.

(The Periodic Month is the month the state approves your LLC.)

Your LLC can stay in “Delinquent” status for an unlimited period of time. If you don’t cure your “Delinquent” status in 400 days, your LLC name becomes available to others.

To cure your LLC’s “Delinquent” status, submit a Statement Curing Delinquency with the CO Secretary of State. Filing this document can only be done online.

The fee is $100. Make payment with a debit or credit card.

(Note: you don’t need to pay the annual fee of $10 for every year you didn’t file a Periodic Report.)

Here are the instructions:

  1. Type in the first few words of your LLC in the Record ID search box: http://www.sos.state.co.us/biz/FileDocSearchCriteria.do
  2. Click “ID number” to the left of your LLC name
  3. Click the “Confirm” button at the bottom
  4. Click on the “Statement Curing Delinquency” link
  5. Make sure your Registered Agent and mailing address are up to date
  6. Fill in the name and address where you would like the document returned to
  7. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom
  8. Make your payment (you will see a confirmation page after it’s processed)
  9. Save a copy by using the print option in your web browser (File > Print)

If you see Expired/Timed Out:

Do not file the Statement again unless you check your LLC’s document history. There is a chance your filing still went through.

  1. Search your LLC name here: http://www.sos.state.co.us/biz/BusinessEntityCriteriaExt.do
  2. Click “ID number” to the left of your LLC name
  3. Click “View History and Documents”. (If the form was filed correctly, it will appear in the History and Documents list.)
  4. If you don’t see the form listed, please try your filing again.

Colorado Secretary of State

If you have any issues, contact the CO Secretary of State:

Phone: 303-894-2200 (Hours: M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm MT)
Email: [email protected] (they reply fast)

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12 Comments

  1. Mike Kiley March 15, 2017

    Is there any penalty or limitation imposed on a delinquent LLC (since 2010) doing business before state agencies such as representing firms before the Colo. Department of Labor? Mike Kiley, PhD, MPH, President, Colo. Alpine Advanced Trauma Care Project, Inc.

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    • Matt Horwitz March 20, 2017

      Hi Mike, to be honest, I’m not 100% sure on this. I recommend speaking with an attorney or two. Check out Avvo. Apologies I couldn’t be more specific.

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  2. Karen Alexander March 27, 2018

    I need help I didn’t know I have to file a periodically report for my LLC. Can I give the the fee waived? And what do I need to do to keep my LLC in good standing?

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    • Matt Horwitz March 28, 2018

      Hi Karen, unfortunately, not knowing the law does not make us exempt from the law, so you’ll still have to pay the fee to cure your Colorado LLC’s delinquency. Going forward, to keep your Colorado LLC in good standing, file a Periodic Report and file your taxes. Hope that helps :)

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  3. Karen Alexander March 28, 2018

    Thank you so much for your quick response. I have another question, I want to other businesses but I am not sure if I need to do a LLC or DBA. What are your suggestions?

    This is after I clear up my delinquency from my LLC in Colorado.

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    • Matt Horwitz March 28, 2018

      You’re welcome Karen :) I know you found this article already, but I’m linking it here for future readers: LLC vs DBA.

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  4. Karen Alexander March 28, 2018

    I never received notification for my periodic reports to be filed. LegalZoom file the paperwork for me to start my LLC . I do not have a registered agent . The registered agent that’s listed on my paperwork it’s not real again LegalZoom did the paperwork for me . This is why I am delinquent. My question is what is in a periodic report? What does a periodic report looks like? And why it needs to be done?

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    • Matt Horwitz March 28, 2018

      Hi Karen, you can update your Registered Agent in the Periodic Report. Your questions are answered in our Period Report lesson, which I linked a few comments up. If you watch that video, you’ll understand.

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  5. Karen Alexander March 28, 2018

    Thanks.

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    • Matt Horwitz March 28, 2018

      You’re welcome Karen :)

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  6. Steve Vance December 1, 2018

    What does it mean when it shows my business status is effective?

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    • Matt Horwitz December 5, 2018

      Hi Steve, “Effective” means your LLC is approved and exists. Once you file your Colorado LLC Annual Report (“Periodic Report”), your LLC’s status will change to “Good Standing”. Hope that helps!

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