Colorado Foreign Corporation Formation
If you’ve incorporated outside of Colorado but you wish to expand into another state,
you may register as a Colorado Foreign Corporation by filing a Statement of Foreign
Steps to Form a Colorado Foreign Corporation
To register your Colorado Foreign Corporation, you must complete an Application
for Certificate of Authority to Transact Business or Conduct Affairs in Colorado,
which will be filed with the Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth of the
Secretary of State. Your Application for Registration must contain the following
- Name: Your business name must be available for use in Colorado; if it is not, you’ll
need to select a different name under which you will be doing business in the state
or your application will be rejected. Click and Inc can do a preliminary business
name search to help avoid this type of rejection.
- Use of Restricted Word: There are a few words and terms, such as “bank” or “credit
union,” that may require additional approval. If you are using any of them, you’ll
need to indicate that here.
- Principal Office Street Address / Mailing Address: The physical address of the business
should be provided, along with the mailing address, if different.
- Registered Agent: This person (or corporation) is the in-state contact for your
business. He or she (or it) must have a physical address within Colorado. If you
live in another state, you are disqualified from acting as your company’s Registered
Agent in Colorado; Click and Inc can appoint one for you if you wish.
- A statement to the effect that the registered agent has consented to his or her
- Form of Entity: Here, you will note whether your original entity was a for-profit
corporation, nonprofit corporation, LLC, limited partnership, and so on.
If your information contained in your Application for Certificate of Authority to
Transact Business or Conduct Affairs in Colorado ever changes, be sure to file an
amendment to your Certificate of Authority.
Other Types of Businesses in Colorado
For information on other types of businesses in Colorado, please explore the links