Each state has different requirements for forming a corporation. Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you’ll want to understand state requirements for Colorado incorporation.
Cost to incorporate
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the state fees to form a Colorado corporation. View our pricing to incorporate as a
to plainly see:
BizFilings’ package prices.
BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
State fee for standard turn-around.
Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in Colorado with standard turn-around.
You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
Colorado has a 24-hour filing option, which is outlined in our pricing.
Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation.
The corporation's name must contain the word "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. The name must not imply the corporation is organized for any purpose not stated in its charter or Articles of Incorporation.
The following are Colorado’s requirements for directors of corporations:
Corporations must have one or more directors.
Colorado does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
Directors must be at least 18 years old.
Inclusion in the Articles of Incorporation.
Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Requirements for the Articles of Incorporation
The document required to form a corporation in Colorado is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Colorado's requirements include:
Officer names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Authorized shares and par value must be listed in the Articles of Incorporation. An increase in the number of shares or par value does not affect initial filing fees.
Corporations must list the name and address of a
with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Colorado. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
After forming a corporation, you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability a corporation provides its owners. This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Colorado corporations.
Colorado corporations are required to keep the following items with their corporate records at their principal place of business:
The Articles of Incorporation and bylaws
Minutes from all director and shareholder meetings over the past three years
All written communications to shareholders over the past three years
A record of all actions taken by directors or shareholders without a meeting
A record of all actions taken by a committee of the board of directors in place of a meeting
A record of all waivers of notices of meetings of the shareholders, directors or any committee of the board of directors
A record of the names and addresses of all shareholders, arranged alphabetically and by class of shares
A list of the names and business addresses of current directors and officers
A copy of their most recent annual report
All financial statements for the past three years
Corporate taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees in Colorado:
Colorado requires corporations to file an annual report, which is called a Periodic Report. The due date is determined by the company’s incorporation date. Cost is $100, or $10 if filed online.