Required Documents

Documents Required at the Time of License Application

Select your business type and submit the following documents from the Colorado Secretary of State.

Corporation, in-state

  1. Articles of incorporation 
  2. If doing business under a trade name (DBA), a validated copy of trade name must also be submitted.
  3. Also submit a notarized copy of minutes of a meeting or other notarized documentation on company letterhead showing a complete list of company officers. (Submit this if you are not listed on articles or if there is more than one officer.)
  4. If the corporation has been registered with the state for 1 year or more, please submit a current periodic report


Limited Liability Company (LLC), in-state

  1. Articles of organization.
  2. If doing business under a trade name (DBA), a validated copy of trade name must also be submitted.
  3. Also submit a notarized copy of minutes of a meeting or other notarized documentation on company letterhead showing a complete list of LLC members and/or LLC managers. (Submit this if you are not listed on articles or if there is more than one member.)
  4. If the LLC has been registered with the state for 1 year or more, please submit a current periodic report.


Partnerships (General), in-state

  1. General partnership -- statement of registered partnership
  2. Also submit notarized documentation showing a complete list of all partners in the form of notarized meeting minutes or other notarized documentation on company letterhead


Partnerships (LLP or LLLP), in-state

  1. Articles of organization
  2. If the LLP or LLLP has been registered with the state for 1 year or more, please submit a current periodic report
  3. Also submit a notarized copy of minutes of a meeting or other notarized documentation on company letterhead showing a complete list of all partners.


Foreign Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Partnerships, out-of-state

  1. Statement of foreign authority 
  2. If doing business under a trade name (DBA), a validated copy of the trade name must also be submitted.
  3. Also submit a notarized copy of minutes of a meeting or other notarized showing a complete list of company officers of the corporation, members of the LLC, or partners if a partnership on company letterhead (this is required for all out-of-state companies.)
  4. If the corporation, LLC, or partnership has been registered with the state for 1 year or more, please submit a current periodic report.


Sole Proprietors Using a Trade Name (individuals)

  1. Submit a current copy of the trade name registration 

Colorado Secretary of State

Contact the Secretary of State at:


1700 Broadway, Ste #200
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-2200
www.sos.state.co.us 

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