How to Change Your Kansas Business Name

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Kansas Business Name Change

This article will look at how to change a business name in Kansas. There are many valid reasons why you may want to change your company’s official name. Thankfully, a business name change in Kansas is pretty easy. All you have to do is file a form with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office.

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So if you’re wondering how to change a business name in Kansas, read on to find your answers.

How to Get a New Business Name

Changing your business name in Kansas is pretty straightforward. Of course, your company has to be already registered with the state. It isn’t necessary to reserve your new name unless you don’t plan on using it for a while and want to make sure someone else doesn’t take it. When you’re ready, you can file an amendment to either your Articles of Organization for an LLC or your Articles of Incorporation for a corporation. We break down the general steps for you below. 

1.) Choose a new business name

This is the most fun part. Choosing the right business name is essential for many reasons, but Kansas has a few naming rules that you have to follow.

We offer a Business Name Checker that can help you make sure your chosen name is unique. If you aren’t ready to use the name yet and are concerned that it may not be available later, you may file a name reservation to hold it for 120 days. At any time during the 120 days, you may file the amendment and begin using your new name.

2.) Gather information for filing your amendment

In most states, you have to gather a bunch of information about your company, like the formal company name, the date of the company was started, and the specific changes the amendment makes to the organizing documents. But in Kansas, they make it pretty easy. All you need to do is log into the name amendment website with your existing business entity I.D. number, confirm that the correct entity is displayed, and have the legal authority to change the entity name. The website does all the work for you.

3.) File your Kansas amendment

The Kansas Secretary of State allows you to file your amendment online, or you can file by mail. Whichever method you choose, you’ll need to pay a filing fee, or your amendment won’t be processed. You’ll receive an email confirmation of your request, and your new name will be active once your amendment request is filed. If you received an error message that the entity is not currently able to file online, please review the status of your business. If the entity is delinquent for any reason, you may not file an amendment until you’ve resolved outstanding issues. 

After You Change Your Business Name

After you change your business name in Kansas, that’s not the end of it. There are other things you’ll have to do to follow up on your name change. 

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We are here to help you make your company a success from the beginning and going into the future. If you’re just starting out and not sure where to begin in creating your company, check out our Kansas LLC Formation page and our Kansas Corporation Formation page. We also help you along the way with our Worry-Free Compliance Service so that you can be sure that all of your essential filings are done correctly and on time.

Disclaimer: The content on this page is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.

FAQs

  1. What's the difference between a doing-business-as (DBA) name and business name? 

    A doing-business-as name is a separate name that some companies use for marketing purposes. It’s allowed to be used without changing the original name, as long as it’s registered with the state.

  2. Do I have to change my business name if I have a DBA name? 

    No. You can keep your original name and use your DBA whenever necessary.

  3. How do I register my business name in Kansas? 

    You can use our Name Reservation Service or go to the Kansas Secretary of State’s website.

  4. How many amendments can I make to my business?

    There are no limits on how many times you can change your company’s name or make other amendments to your formation documents.

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