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Last updated July 27, 2021

How to Cure a Colorado LLC Delinquency

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: business@sos.state.co.us (they reply fast)

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10 comments on “How to Cure a Colorado LLC Delinquency”

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  1. 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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?

    • 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 :)

  3. 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.

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

  4. 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?

    • I just filed my “Statement Curing Delinquency” document. Do I still need to file a “Periodic Report” or does the “Statement Curing Delinquency” count as the periodic report?

      • Hi Joanna, no, you don’t need to file a Periodic Report. Once a Colorado LLC becomes delinquent, it can no longer file a Periodic Report. You just need to file the Statement Curing Delinquency. Once the Statement Curing Delinquency is filed, your LLC goes back into Good Standing. Also, your LLC’s “Periodic Month” resets to the month the Statement Curing Delinquency was effective/approved.

        For example, if the state processed your Statement Curing Delinquency in February 2021, February is now your LLC’s “Periodic Month”. So you’ll file your next Colorado LLC Periodic Report in 2022. You have a 5-month window to file: 2 months before, the Period Month itself, and two months after. So you can file the LLC’s 2022 Periodic Report anytime between December 2021 and April 2022. Hope that helps!

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