Instructions: Articles of Organization for a Limited Cooperative Association

Entity Name

This field is prefilled with the name that you entered. If the name is incorrect, scroll to the bottom and click on “Previous Page”.  This will take you back to the Name Availability Search page.  Enter the correct name.

The name of a limited cooperative association must include the words "limited cooperative association" or "limited cooperative" or the abbreviation "L.C.A." or "LCA". [1]

  • "Limited" can be abbreviated as "Ltd.".
  • "Cooperative" can be abbreviated as "Co-op" or "Coop".
  • "Association" can be abbreviated as "Assoc." or "Assn.”

 

Principal Office

Street Address

Enter the street address. Include the suite, unit or apartment number, if applicable. If the address is outside of the United States, include the country and province (if applicable).

Example:

123 N. Main Street
Apt 101
Denver, Colorado 80202

Mailing Address

A mailing address is optional. If the mailing address is different from the street address, or mail cannot be delivered to the street address, enter the address where mail is to be delivered. If the address is outside of the United States, include the country and province (if applicable).

Example:

P.O. Box 854
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

 

Registered Agent Information

Name

Enter the name of the registered agent.

A registered agent must be:

  • an individual age 18 years or older whose primary residence or usual place of business is in Colorado; or
  • a domestic entity having a usual place of business in Colorado; or
  • a foreign entity authorized to transact business or conduct activities in Colorado that has a usual place of business in Colorado.

Enter an individual or an entity name, not both.  [2]

Street Address

Enter the Colorado street address. Include the suite, unit or apartment number, if applicable  The state field will be prefilled with “CO”.

If the registered agent is an entity, provide the street address of the registered agent’s usual place of business in Colorado. If the registered agent is an individual, provide the street address of either the registered agent’s primary residence in Colorado or the registered agent’s usual place of business in Colorado.

The street address must be a physical address; it cannot be a post office box.

Mailing Address

If the registered agent’s mailing address is different from the registered agent’s street address, or mail cannot be delivered to the street address, provide an address in Colorado where mail can be delivered. The state field will be prefilled with “CO”.

Registered Agent Consent

The registered agent must consent to being appointed as the registered agent for the entity. Mark the box to affirm the statement. If the box is not marked, the document will not be accepted. The statement regarding registered agent consent is required by § 7-90-701 (3), C.R.S.

 

Name and Address of the Person Forming the Limited Cooperative Association

Provide the name and mailing address of each person who is forming the entity.

A “mailing address” is an address where mail can be delivered.

A person who is forming the limited cooperative association must be either an individual who is age 18 years or older or a business entity. If there is more than one organizer, click the “Yes” button and include an attachment stating the name and street address and, if different, mailing address of each additional organizer.

 

Additional Information

Mark “Yes” if you will be attaching additional information to the form.  You will have a chance to add attachments after you have finished filling out the form and clicked on “Submit”. Attachments can be text (.txt) or PDF (.pdf) files. Information about attachments.

 

Delayed Effective Date (optional)

Leave this field blank if you want the document to take effect immediately. 

If you don’t want the document to become effective immediately, enter the date and time (time is optional) that you want the document to become effective in the box. If only a date is entered into the box, then the document will become effective at 12:00 AM (midnight) on that date. All filing dates and time are in Mountain Time. [3]

 

Notice

This section describes the legal authority for filing this document. [4]

 

Individual Causing Delivery [5]

Each individual causing the document to be filed is responsible for complying with the applicable statutes. Provide the last name and first name of at least one individual causing the document to be delivered for filing. Enter the individual’s mailing address, including the city, state and ZIP/postal code. If the address is outside of the United States, include the country and, if applicable, the province.

Example:

Smith, John
123 N. Main St., Apt 101
Denver, Colorado 80122

 

Additional Individuals Causing Delivery

If more than one person is causing this document to be filed, mark “Yes” to include an attachment with the names and addresses of additional individuals causing the document to be filed. The attachment must provide the name of each additional individual, including their last name and first name. A middle name or initial and a suffix are optional. Also provide the mailing address, including the city, state and ZIP/postal code. Any address outside of the United States must include the country and, if applicable, the province.

 

Disclaimer

Instructions, and the related form, are not intended to provide legal, business or tax advice, and are offered as a public service without representation or warranty. While the related form/cover sheet is believed to satisfy minimum legal requirements as of its revision date, compliance with applicable law, as the same may be amended from time to time, remains the responsibility of the user of this form/cover sheet. Questions should be addressed to the user’s attorney.

 

Review the form carefully; mistakes may have legal consequences. Our office cannot provide legal advice. Questions should be addressed to your legal, business or tax advisor(s). Only provide information that is required or permitted to be included in the document. Information included in the document must be in English, and must state the name and address of at least one individual causing the document to be delivered for filing.

Articles of Organization filed pursuant to § 7-58-302 and § 7-58-303, C.R.S., or pursuant to § 7-80-203 and § 7-80-204, C.R.S. when filed in combination with a Statement of Conversion.

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[1] 7-90-601, C.R.S.
[2] 7-90-701, C.R.S.
[3] 2-4-109 and 7-90-304, C.R.S.
[4] 7-90-301.5, C.R.S.
[5] 7-90-301.5, C.R.S.