How to Change a Business Address for an LLC

To change the business address for an LLC, you typically need to update the address in the company's operating agreement, notify the state agency where the LLC is registered, and update any necessary permits or licenses.

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Owning and operating a limited liability company (LLC) is an exciting and busy venture. If you move locations or change your LLC address, you’ll need to update federal, state, and local agencies (and your customers) so everyone knows how to find and reach you.

This guide walks you through how to carry out an LLC address change. We discuss how to change your LLC address on your legal paperwork, like the Articles of Organization. We also cover how to file the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Change of Address Form 8822-b.

Step 1: Change your LLC address with the post office

The first step in an LLC change of address is to register or carry out the adjustment with the post office. You can do this by going to the post office in your area and filling out the forms, such as applying for a new post office box or a change of business address. Or you can visit the United States Postal Service website and fill out the appropriate forms in person to change the LLC address.

Step 2: Notify the IRS

Next, you need to notify the IRS of the update regarding your LLC address. To tell the IRS about the change of address, file Form 8822-b, which applies to businesses with an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Ideally, you’ll file this form ahead of your move, but if this doesn’t happen, you can file this shortly after.

Step 3: Update your LLC documents with the state

The third step is to update your business information with the state agency that authorized your LLC. Typically, you accomplish this by filing an amendment with the Secretary of State to carry out the change of address. The agency may go by a different name in your state. You can amend your Articles of Organization by filing the Articles of Amendment with your state’s agency.

For details on the specific process, check with your Secretary of State to determine what you need to do. Please keep in mind that you have to inform the Secretary of State of any change to your LLC address, even if you work from home or have a virtual business address. Make sure to notify the state tax agency as well so you remain compliant and don’t miss important notices.

Step 4: Notify relevant licensing agencies

The fourth step is to update the records of licensing agencies at the state, federal, or local level. If your business receives permits, licenses, or other authorizations from an agency, update them about the change as well. Failing to update the agency promptly may result in the termination of your license, so it’s best to check this information sooner rather than later.

Step 5: Update your DBA registration information

If you have a “doing business as” (DBA) name, you must also update it when you change your LLC address. The process for doing so depends on the state in which you’re located.

For example, you can change your DBA address in Illinois by filing an amendment with the Illinois Secretary of State. In contrast, states like Connecticut require you to register your DBA or trade name with the clerk of the town where you conduct business. To update your address on file, you need to contact the clerk to effect the change.

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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.

LLC Address Change FAQs

  • You typically need to put a physical street address on the Articles of Organization. That said, you don’t have to direct customers to shop at or visit that same physical address.

    Whether you need a physical address — as opposed to a virtual address — for your LLC depends on your circumstances. The main concern is whether you want or need customers to go to a physical store to shop for products. If that’s the case, a physical address may come in handy.

  • You can change your LLC address on Google by logging into your Google Business Profile and making edits as needed.

  • You can use your home address on your Articles of Organization for your LLC. However, you may want this information to be private. Any address you put on the Articles of Organization is usually published and searchable on the state’s website.

  • A principal office address is the primary business address on your LLC’s Articles of Organization. It’s your business’s official address, which the state government and other entities can use to contact you in some circumstances. For example, the Secretary of State may use the principal office address to send you official mail unless you designate a registered agent with a different office.

  • An LLC can typically use a PO box for mailing purposes, but you usually need to put a street address on the Articles of Organization. In some cases (such as potential safety issues), the state’s law may let you to keep this street address out of the public eye.

  • Yes. You can change the address associated with your EIN by filing IRS Form 8822-b. To change the address at the state level, contact the state taxing agency for more information.

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