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Benefit Limited Liability Company

A Benefit Limited Liability Company (BLLC) is a business entity designed for Limited Liability Companies that want to consider society and the environment in addition to profit in their decision making process. Benefit LLCs are different from traditional LLCs in regards to their purpose, accountability and transparency. The purpose of a Benefit LLC is to create general public benefit, which is defined as a material positive impact on society and the environment.

You are always encouraged to consult an attorney to ensure appropriate consideration of all the legal implications of your choice of entity and filing. We stress that this filing website is not intended to substitute nor replace the advice of legal counsel.

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Frequently Asked Questions
    You can register a Benefit Limited Liability Company within our office, by mail, fax, or email.

    You can use the application to register your Benefit Limited Liability Company. This process can take up to 7 business days.

    You may wish to create your own Certicate of Organization.
    An Annual Report notice will be sent to the Registered Agent at least 60 days prior to the expiration of the Benefit LLC registration. Return the signed notice to the Division along with the Annual Benefit Report (as required by 16-10b-401) and $20.00 filing fee.

    If any changes need to be made to the registration, please attach a Registration Information Change Form with the current information to the renewal notice.

    You can make changes to or update a Benefit Limited Liability Company using this change form that can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to our office.

    You can amend a Benefit Limited Liability Company by completing the Amendment Application or using the guide sheet to create your own statement of amendment.

    You can merge a Benefit Limited Liability Company by completing a Statement/Articles of Merger or creating your own statement of merger.

    You can convert a Benefit Limited Liability Company by completing a Statement of Conversion or creating your own statement of conversion.
    You can obtain copies/certificates of a Benefit Limited Liability Company online by doing a Business Entity Search, then finding the entity you are looking for, then you click on the details of that entity.

    While you are looking at the details of that entity, at the bottom of the screen you have 3 options: Search for Images is the 1st option. You will need to click that button in order to search for any scanned images of that entity. The images will be emailed to an email account.

    While you are in the details page of the business entity, you have the 2nd option of ordering a certificate of existence by clicking on the Purchase Certificate of Existence Button.

    If you don't wish to order the images online, then you will need to order them inhouse which can be done in person, in writing or by fax or email. If you make a written request you may use our order form. Written requests for copies/certificates may take up to 7 business days. You may view the more information concerning ordering documents.
    You can find out who the principals are of a Benefit Limited Liability Company by doing a Business Entity Search, then finding the entity you are looking for, then you click on the details of that entity.

    While you are looking at the details of that entity, at the bottom of the screen you have 3 options: Access Principal Information is the 3rd option. You will need to click that button in order to view the principals of that entity.

    You may also do a Registered Principal Search. If you don't want to view the principals via the website, then you may contact our office for that information.
    You can find out if the name you want to use for a Benefit Limited Liability Company is available by doing a business name availability search. You may also contact our office to verify that the name you want to use is available.

    You may also conduct a business entity search to see if there are other business entities that are already registered that may have a name similar to the name that you wish to use.

    Please note that although a name may appear to be available nothing is final until the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code approves the business filing.

    You can fix the delinquent status on a Benefit Limited Liability Company by contacing our office.

    You can fix the expired status on a Benefit Limited Liability Company by reinstating the business entity within 2 years of the dissolution date. If you are past 2 years from the date that the Division of Corporations has dissolved the entity, you need to start over by filing Articles of Incorporation.

Online Services
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Purchase a Certificate of Existence for a LLC
  Laws
Utah Code - Title 48-4 -- Benefit Limited Liability Company Act

Forms (may not be handwritten)
Certificate of Organization
Statement of Dissolution
Statement of Correction to Rescind Voluntary Dissolution
Statement of Termination
Amendment to Certificate of Organization
Articles/Statement of Conversion
Articles/Statement of Correction
Statement of Domestication
Statement/Articles of Merger
Statement of Withdrawal for delayed dated documents
Resignation Letter
Registered Agent Resignation
Fax Cover Letter

Guide Sheets
Certificate of Organization Instructions
How to Amend a Certificate of Organization
Information on Filing Articles of Domestication
5 Most Common Used Business Organizations

Misc. Information & Websites
What Constitutes "Doing Business" in Utah?
Who Must Register with the Utah Department of Commerce?
Why Register Your Business?
Utah Business Licensing & Registration Guide
How to Start a Business in Utah
Business Name Information
Tips for New Business Registrations
Business Information Website
Service of Process Information
Links to other websites
International Association of Corporation Administrators (IACA)
Workers Compensation Information
Local Business Licensing Offices

 

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