At some point during the existence of a company, changes will occur. If your business is registered with Secretary of State, some of those changes will require an administrative filing with that office. Changes to a business may include:
West Virginia Code requires each of these types of changes to be filed with the Secretary of State.
File the above changes* online quickly and conveniently through the One Stop Business Portal. In most cases, the Secretary of State's Office also provides forms that meet minimum state law requirements. Forms are available online through the Secretary of State Form Search.
*Note: Conversions and mergers cannot currently be filed online through the One Stop Business Portal. Please see the "Conversions/Mergers" section below for more information.
Changes, Amendments and Annual Reports
Any changes or amendments made during the life of the business require administrative filing with the State Tax Department in order to update the business registration as required by law. These include the following:
Visit the State Tax Department Business Registration section online for more information about filing changes to the business registration.