How to form an LLC in Nebraska
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Nebraska.
Nebraska LLC costs:
LLC formation: $105 (one-time fee)
Biennial report: $10 (every 2 years)
Unlike most states that allow you to make changes to your LLC’s Registered Agent or Designated Office via the Annual (or Biennial) Report, Nebraska requires you to file what’s called a “Statement of Change of Designated Office, Registered Agent, and/or Registered Agent’s Address”.
You have two options for filing your Statement of Change:
File by mail:
The fee is $15. The state will process your Statement of Change within 3-4 business days (after they get it in the mail).
The fee is $17. The state will process your Statement of Change within 1-2 business days.
After it’s been processed, the state will mail back a stamped and approved copy of your Statement of Change, along with a receipt. If you file online, they’ll send these by email.
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.
How This Works:
File by mail: fill out form, place in envelope, include check or money order, then mail to the state.
File online: fill out form, save on computer, upload to state’s website, re-enter information online, pay with a credit or debit card.
Again, whether you file by mail or file online, the submission process is similar. You’re going to fill out the paper form of the Statement of Change. Then you’ll either place it in an envelope and mail it to the state, or you’ll scan it and upload it to their online portal.
So let’s first show you how to complete the Statement of Change…
How to Complete the Nebraska LLC Statement of Change
Download the Statement of Change:
Statement of Change
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 your complete Nebraska LLC name here.
Note: You cannot change your LLC name via the Statement of Change. Instead, you need to file what’s known as an Amended Certificate of Organization.
Current Designated Office:
Enter your LLC’s current Designated Office address on the first line.
The Designated Office address is your “official” Nebraska office location. This address must be located in Nebraska. It cannot be a PO Box. Sometimes this might be the same address as your Registered Agent, sometimes it’s a different address, such as a home or office.
Current Registered Agent and Agent’s Address:
Enter your current Registered Agent on the second line, and their address on the third line.
The Registered Agent’s address is the address where your Registered Agent in Nebraska is located. Your Registered Agent is responsible for receiving legal mail, known as Service of Process, in case your LLC is sued. This address must be a street address in Nebraska. It cannot be a PO Box.
New Designated Office:
If you want to change your LLC’s Designated Office, check off the box to the left, then enter the new Designated Office address on the line provided. If you are not changing your Designated Office, then leave this blank and do not check off the box.
New Registered Agent:
If you want to change your LLC’s Registered Agent, check off the box to the left, then enter the name of the new Registered Agent on the line provided. If you are not changing your Registered Agent, leave this blank and do not check off the box.
New Agent’s Address:
If you want to change your current Registered Agent’s address, check off the box to the left, then enter your Registered Agent’s new address to the right. If you are not changing your Registered Agent’s address, leave this blank and do not check off the box.
Leave this line blank if you want the changes to your LLC to be effective upon filing. This means the changes will take effect once the Statement of Change is received and processed by the Nebraska Secretary of State.
If you want the changes to be effective at a later date, then enter that date here. It cannot be more than 90 days out.
Signature of Authorized Person:
Sign your name on the first line, and then enter your first and last name on the second line.
Submit Statement of Change to the State:
You’re now ready to submit your Statement of Change 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 Statement of Change by Mail
Prepare a check or money order for $15, and make it payable to “Secretary of State”.
Make a Copy of the Statement of Change:
You need to submit the Statement of Change “in duplicate”. This means you need to send the state 2 copies. The state will keep one, then return one with a stamp of approval (more details below). Make sure both of your copies have a signature on them.
Mail your completed Statement of Change (2 copies) 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 Statement of Change has been mailed for processing!
Verification/Approval of Filed Statement of Change:
When filing by mail, the state will process your Statement of Change 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 Statement of Change.
There are no more steps for filing by mail.
File Statement of Change Online
Scan your Statement of Change and save in PDF format:
Whether you filled the form out by hand, or filled it in 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:
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 “Statement of Change”:
In the middle of the page, select “Statement of Change”, and then click “Continue“.
Select all that apply:
If you’re changing your Designated Office, check off the first box and enter the new address.
If you’re changing your Registered Agent and/or Registered Agent Address, check off the second box.
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.
Click the “Choose File” button, locate the scanned PDF of your Statement of Change 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 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.
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 Statement of Change has been filed online for processing!
Verification/Approval of Filed LLC Statement of Change:
If you file online, your Statement of Change will be processed in 1-2 business days. Once it’s processed, you’ll receive an email with your stamped and approved Statement of Change, along with a receipt.
There are no more steps for filing online.
Nebraska Secretary of State Contact Info
If you have any questions, you can contact the Nebraska Secretary of State at 402-471-4079.