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Last updated July 15, 2021

Nebraska LLC Name Change
& Amended Certificate of Organization

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LLC formation: $105 (one-time fee)
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A Nebraska Amended Certificate of Organization can be used to change the following information for your LLC:

– LLC name
– Professional LLC services rendered
– Street address of Designated Office
– Name of Registered Agent
– Address of Registered Agent

You have two options for filing your Amended Certificate of Organization:

• File by mail:
The fee is $15. The state will process your Amended Certificate of Organization within 3-4 business days.

• File online:
The fee is $17. The state will process your Amended Certificate of Organization within 1-2 business days.

Approval:
After it’s been processed, the state will mail back a stamped and approved copy of your Amended Certificate of Organization, along with a receipt. If you file online, they’ll send these documents by email.

Recommendation:
We recommend filing online if you’re comfortable with scanning PDF documents. If you’re not very “tech comfortable”, then we recommend filing by mail. The mail filing is easier, and costs $15, but takes 3-4 business days to be processed. The online filing is more complicated, and costs $17, but takes 1-2 business days to be processed.

How This Works:
File by mail: fill out the form, place it in an envelope, include a check or money order, then mail it to the state.

File online: fill out the form, print it out, sign it, scan to PDF, upload to state’s website, re-enter information online, pay with a credit or debit card.

Whether you file by mail or file online, the submission process is similar. You’re going to fill out the paper form of the Amended Certificate of Organization. Then you’ll either place it in an envelope and mail it to the state, or you’ll scan it and upload it in their online portal.

So let’s first show you how to complete the Amended Certificate of Organization…

How to Complete the Amended Certificate of Organization

Download the Amended Certificate of Organization:
Amended Certificate of Organization for LLC

Handwritten or typed:
You can fill the form out on your computer or you can print it and fill it out by hand. If you fill the form out by hand, use a blank pen. When printing, use regular white paper (8.5″ x 11″).

Name of Limited Liability Company:
Enter the current and complete name of your Nebraska LLC here.

Date Certification of Organization was filed:
Enter the date you filed your original Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State. You can find this date in your approved Certificate of Organization, or you can search your LLC name here and look for “Date Filed”.

Check off box(es) and make changes:
Check off the box(es) to the left of the item(s) you are changing, and then fill in your updated information.

If you are not making changes to a certain section, do not check off the box and leave the lines blank.

*Important: If you are changing your LLC name, there are additional steps besides this form. Please see below.

This does not apply to most filers, but if you’re making changes to a section of your Certificate of Organization that is not listed here, check off the last box, and write out the items being changed. If you need more room, include an additional sheet of paper and explain the changes.

Effective date:
Leave this line blank if you want the changes to your LLC’s name to be effective upon filing. This means the name change will take effect once the Amended Certificate of Organization is received and processed by the Nebraska Secretary of State.

If you want the changes to take effect at some later date, then enter that date here. It can’t be more than 90 days out.

Signature of Authorized Person and Date:
Enter your first and last name and today’s date on the line to the right. After you’ve printed the form, enter your signature on the line to the left.

Submit Amended Certificate of Organization to the State:
You’re now ready to submit your Amended Certificate of Organization to the state. Remember, you can file by mail or online. The mail filing is easier, and costs $15, but takes 3-4 business days to be processed. The online filing is more complicated, and costs $17, but takes 1-2 business days to be processed.

We’ll show you how to file both ways.

Please scroll down or skip ahead to the applicable section:
File by mail
File online

File Amended Certificate of Organization by Mail

Prepare Payment:
Prepare a check or money order for $15, and make it payable to the “Secretary of State”.

Make a Copy of the Amended Certificate of Organization:
You need to submit the Amended Certificate of Organization “in duplicate”. This means to send them 2 copies. The state will keep one, then return one with a stamp of approval. Make sure your signature is on both copies.

Mail Documents:
Mail your Amended Certificate of Organization along with your $15 filing fee to:

Secretary of State
Room 1301 State Capitol
PO Box 94608
Lincoln, NE 68509

Congratulations, your Nebraska LLC’s Amended Certificate of Organization has been mailed for processing!

Verification/Approval of Amended Certificate of Organization:
When filing by mail, the state will process your Amended Certificate of Organization in 3-4 business days after receiving it. Once it’s been processed and approved, the state will mail you back a receipt and a stamped and approved copy of your Amended Certificate of Organization.

You’re Finished. There are no more steps for filing by mail.

File Amended Certificate of Organization Online

Scan your Amended Certificate of Organization and save in PDF format:
Whether you filled the form out by hand, or filled it out on your computer, you’ll need to print the form out and sign it. After you sign it, you’ll need to scan the form and save it to your computer in PDF format.

Important: the state does not accept any other formats besides PDF, so if your scanner saves in a different format, please convert it to PDF.

Go to Nebraska’s Corporate Document eDelivery page:
https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-edocs/

Becoming a subscriber is not required:
You will see language about becoming a subscriber. This is not required, so you can just ignore this section.

Select Filing Type:
Under “Select Filing Type”, select “filing for an existing entity/trade name”. A box will then appear below. Enter your LLC’s Business Services Account Number. If you don’t know what it is, you can search for it using the state’s business name search tool.

You can leave the “Client Memo” line blank and then click “Continue” to proceed.

Select “Amended Certificate of Organization”:
In the middle of the page, select “Amended Certificate of Organization”, and then click “Continue”.

Select all that apply:
If you’re changing your LLC name, check off the 1st box and enter the new LLC name. Search your LLC name here first to make sure it’s available.

*Important: If you are changing your LLC name, there are additional steps besides this form. Please see below.

If your LLC is now rendering professional services (services licensed by the state), select the 2nd box, then select the appropriate secondary box, and upload the required documentation.

If you’re changing your LLC’s Designated Office Address, check off the 3rd box and enter your new address.

If you’re amending a section of the Certificate of Organization not listed here, check off the 4th box.

If you’re changing/updating your Registered Agent and/or Registered Agent Address, check off the 5th box. On the next step, you’ll be redirected to a new page where you’ll add/change the Registered Agent’s name and/or address.

Effective Date:
Select “Effective When Filed” if you want the changes to be effective upon filing. If you want the changes to take effect at some later date, then enter that date here. It can’t be more than 90 days out.

Submit Document:
Click the “Choose File” button, locate the scanned PDF of your Amended Certificate of Organization and upload it. Then click the “Continue” button at the bottom.

Registered Agent Information:
If you’re changing your Registered Agent, you’ll be redirected to a new page. If you did not change your Registered Agent name and/or address, you will not see the this information.

If your Registered Agent is an individual person (you, a friend, or a family member), select “Individual”, enter their first and last name, then click “Search”. Look for the button at the bottom called “Create New Registered Agent Record” and click that. Then enter the person’s address and click “Save Changes”.

If your Registered Agent is a Commercial Registered Agent (or another company), select “Entity”, enter their entity name, and then click “Search”. Once their company name appears below, click “Select Agent”.

Confirm Filing Information:
Review the information you entered for accuracy and check for any typos. If you need to make any changes, click the blue “Edit” buttons.

Required to submit & Email Address:
Scroll down to the bottom of the page, check off the box agreeing to the terms, enter your email address, and click “Submit”. You can ignore the “Note to SOS Filing Officer (optional)” section and just leave it blank.

Billing Information:
Enter your name (as it appears on your credit/debit card) and the billing address associated with your card. Then enter your email address twice. Then enter your credit card information, and click the “Verify Information” button.

Congratulations, your Nebraska LLC Amended Certificate of Organization has been filed online for processing!

Verification/Approval of Amended Certificate of Organization:
If you file online, your Amended Certificate of Organization will be processed in 1-2 business days. Once it’s processed, you’ll receive an email with your stamped and approved Amended Certificate of Organization, along with a receipt.

You’re Finished. There are no more steps for filing online.

If You’re Changing Your LLC Name

Note: the following only applies to you if you changed your LLC Name in the Amended Certificate of Organization. If not, you can ignore this section.

When changing your LLC name, you not only need to file the changes with the Nebraska Secretary of State, but you also need to update every other place your LLC is registered or on file.

Your old LLC name is still on file everywhere else, and you need to update all of these places as well.

Nebraska Department of Revenue

You need to update the Department of Revenue and let them know the name of the LLC has changed.

You can do this via Form 22, called the “Nebraska Change Request”:
http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/tax/current/fill-in/f_22.pdf

The IRS

You’ll need to mail a letter to the IRS notifying them of your Nebraska LLC name change.

We have instructions here: changing your LLC name with the IRS.

Update your LLC name with these places, too:

Helpful tip: We recommend making a spreadsheet to keep track of everything. Enter the place you are changing your LLC name, their phone number, and a ‘notes’ section. After you successfully change your name, highlight the cell green. Highlight everything that still needs to be changed in orange. This will help keep your sanity.

There may be more places depending on your business, but here are some common places to notify about your LLC name change:

  • bank account (you need a new debit card and new checks)
  • paypal
  • commercial registered agent (if applicable)
  • credit card(s)
  • tax offices: city/county/township/etc.
  • business licenses and/or permits: city/county/township/etc.
  • website, domain registrar, hosting company, etc.
  • important online account registrations
  • utility companies
  • letterhead, invoices, contracts, and important documents
  • your attorney
  • any anywhere else we forgot to mention that you are doing business with

We also recommend contacting your accountant or tax professional as there may be other tax offices to change your Nebraska LLC name with.

Stay calm: Don’t stress out thinking you have to change your Nebraska LLC name everywhere right away. 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 Nebraska LLC name will still “work” for quite some time.

Nebraska Secretary of State Contact Info

If you have any questions, you can contact the Nebraska Secretary of State at 402-471-4079.

Matt Horwitz
Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Matt Horwitz has been the leading expert on LLC education for the past decade. He founded LLC University in 2010 after realizing people needed simple and actionable instructions to start an LLC that other companies weren't offering. He's cited by Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and the US Chamber of Commerce, and was featured by CNBC and InventRight.
 
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  1. So I am trying to leave an LLC and get a buy out from my business partner. What I am trying to figure out is do I need to be the one to adminds it to get my name of the llc or does my business partner need to be the one to sign it. I am not the most technical so even an example sent of how the form would be filled out using John Doe would be great thank you!

    • Hi Mark, in a situation like this, we recommend working with an attorney. For example, you can sell you LLC membership interest to your partner. Then they would amend the LLC Operating Agreement. If you are listed in the Certificate of Organization, then you can file an Amended Certificate of Organization for the LLC. You’ll also want to remove your name from the bank account. And make sure you get a K-1 for taxes. And it’s a good idea to update your accountant too. Hope that helps.

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