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Periodic reports

Q1. What is a Periodic Report? Why do I have to file one?
A1. Reporting entities, such as limited liability companies, corporations, nonprofit corporations, and foreign entities, are required by law to submit a Periodic Report each year to the Secretary of State. Refer to the glossary for a full list of reporting entities.

Submitting a Periodic Report allows an entity to update the current name and address of its registered agent and its principal office address, which helps ensure current information is available to the public. Submitting the Periodic Report also maintains the “Good Standing” of the entity with the Secretary of State. For more information, refer to Noncompliance and Delinquency FAQ or see section 7-90-501, C.R.S.


Q2. When is my Periodic Report due?
A2.  You can find your reporting month on the entity’s Summary page under ‘Periodic report month’. The Periodic Report can be filed two months prior to the Periodic Report month. If the Periodic Report is not filed on time, the entity will have an additional two months after the Periodic Report month to file a late Periodic Report.

To view an entity’s Summary page:

  1. From the Business Organizations page, select “Search business database”.
  2. Enter the record name or ID number and click “Search”.
  3. If you enter a name, a list of entities with similar names will display. Select the ID Number of the appropriate entity.


Q3. Will I be notified when my Periodic Report is due?
A3.  As a courtesy, notices are sent by our office to remind you of important filing dates. If you have signed up for the Business and Licensing Division’s email notification service, an email notice that a Periodic Report is due will be sent seven days prior to the start of the reporting month.

You are strongly encouraged to sign up for email notification if you would like to receive notices about Periodic Report due dates, renewal due dates for trade names or trademarks, and other changes to a record. If you don’t want to receive emails from our office, then you’re encouraged to track the filing dates.

Subsequent notices will be sent if a periodic report isn’t filed until the entity becomes delinquent. The Periodic Report due dates and changes to an entity’s status are noted on an entity’s History and Documents page. Each person or entity is responsible for filing the periodic report, regardless of notification.


Q4. What happens if I don’t file my Periodic Report?
A4.  If the Periodic Report is not filed within two months after becoming Noncompliant, the entity’s status will become “Delinquent”. Refer to section 7-90-903, C.R.S.7, for information about the effects of delinquency. 

If the entity’s status becomes “Delinquent”, a Statement Curing Delinquency must be filed in order to return the status to “Good Standing”. The entity will remain in “Delinquent” status until a Statement Curing Delinquency, Articles of Dissolution, Statement of Foreign Entity Withdrawal, or other appropriate document is filed.


Q5. How do I file the Periodic Report?
A5.  The Periodic Report must be filed electronically through our website. Refer to the filing instructions.