Instructions: Articles of Incorporation (Article 55 Cooperative Association)

Filing a Combined Conversion and Articles of Incorporation (Article 55 Cooperative Association)?

Use these instructions when completing Articles of Incorporation (Article 55 Cooperative Association) pursuant to § 7-55-102 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.). The required form must be used when submitting the document for filing. Information included in the document must be typewritten or machine printed and must be in English. Mistakes may have legal consequences; carefully review the information you provide. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office cannot provide legal advice. Questions should be addressed to your legal, business or tax advisor(s). Only provide information that is required or permitted to be included in the form. Additional information may be provided in an attached document. Do not include personal identifying information, such as a social security number. All information entered in the form or included in an attachment will be made a matter of public record and will be immediately accessible on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website. In order to obtain a copy of the filed document or access additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), visit our website, www.sos.state.co.us.

Instructions

Entity Name: The Entity Name field will be pre-filled with the result of the Name Availability Search. This information cannot be changed. If this information is incorrect, click on “Previous Page” to return to the Name Availability Search page to enter the correct name.

The entity name of a cooperative may, but need not, contain the term or abbreviation "cooperative", "association", "incorporated", "company", "limited", "coop", "ass'n", "assn", "assoc.", "inc.", "co.", or "ltd.". For legal authority, refer to § 7-90-601, C.R.S.

Principal Office Address:

Principal Office Street Address: A street address is required. Provide the street name and number, including the suite, unit or apartment number, if applicable. The city, state and ZIP/postal code must also be provided. Any address outside of the United States must include the country and, if applicable, the province.

Example: 123 N. Main Street, Apt 101
                  Denver, Colorado 80202

Principal Office Mailing Address: A mailing address is optional. If the mailing address is different than the street address, or mail cannot be delivered to the street address, provide the address, including the city, state and ZIP/postal code where mail is to be delivered. Any address outside of the United States must include the country and, if applicable, the province.

Example: P.O. Box 854
                  Lakewood, Colorado 80228

Registered Agent Information:

Registered Agent Name: Provide the name of the registered agent. A registered agent must be one of the following: an individual age 18 years or older whose primary residence or usual place of business is in Colorado; a domestic entity having a usual place of business in Colorado; or a foreign entity authorized to transact business or conduct activities in Colorado that has a usual place of business in Colorado. If the registered agent is an individual, a last name and a first name must be provided. When providing the registered agent’s name, only list the individual name or the entity name of the registered agent. Do not provide both names. For legal authority, refer to § 7-90-701, C.R.S.

Registered Agent Street Address: A street address in Colorado is required. Provide the street name and number, including the suite, unit or apartment number, if applicable, of the registered agent’s street address. The city and ZIP code must also be provided. The state field will be pre-filled with “CO”. If the registered agent is an entity, provide the street address of the registered agent’s usual place of business in Colorado. If the registered agent is an individual, provide the street address of either the registered agent’s primary residence in Colorado or the registered agent’s usual place of business in Colorado. The street address must be a physical address and cannot be a post office box.

Registered Agent Mailing Address: A mailing address is optional. If the registered agent’s mailing address is different from the registered agent’s street address, or mail cannot be delivered to the street address, provide an address in Colorado where mail may be delivered. The state field will be pre-filled with “CO”. A city and ZIP code must also be provided.

Statement Regarding Registered Agent Consent: The registered agent must consent to being appointed as the registered agent for the entity. Mark the box to affirm the statement. If the box is not marked, the document will not be accepted. The statement regarding registered agent consent is required by § 7-90-701 (3), C.R.S.

Purpose: State the purposes for which the association is formed. If additional space is needed, select the “Yes” button in the Additional Information section to include an attachment stating the additional information.

Attachment: The following information must be included in an attachment: the true name and mailing address of each incorporator; the number and terms of the directors (the cooperative association must have at least three directors); the authorized capital stock, the number of shares into which said stock is divided, and the par value of each; and the number of memberships authorized, the capital subscription of each, and the method of determining property rights and interests of each member without capital stock. Click here for information regarding attachments.

Additional Information: Click the “Yes” button if additional information is permitted or required by law to be included in the document. After clicking on “Submit” at the bottom of the online form, the Manage Attachments page will appear. This will allow additional information to be attached as a plain text (.txt) or PDF (.pdf) document. Click here for information regarding attachments.

Delayed Effective Date (optional): Leave this field blank if you want the document to take effect immediately. The effective date of this document may be delayed up to 90 days after filing with the Business Division of the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. If you do not want the document to become effective immediately, enter the date and, if appropriate, time that you want the document to become effective. If only a date is entered, then the document will become effective at 11:59 p.m. on that date. Mountain Time controls the filing date and time. For legal authority, refer to § 2-4-109 and § 7-90-304, C.R.S. Notice: This section describes the legal authority for filing this document. Refer to § 7-90-301.5, C.R.S. for more information.

Individual Causing Delivery: Pursuant to § 7-90-301.5, C.R.S., each individual causing the document to be filed is responsible for complying with the applicable statutes. Provide the last name, first name, and address of at least one individual causing the document to be delivered for filing. A middle name or initial and a suffix are optional. The mailing address, including the city, state, and ZIP/postal code, must be provided. Any address outside of the United States must include the country and, if applicable, the province.

Example: Smith, John
                  123 N. Main St., Apt 101
                  Denver, Colorado 80122

Additional Individuals Causing Delivery: Click the “Yes” button to include an attachment with the names and addresses of additional individuals causing the document to be filed. The attachment must provide the name of each additional individual, including their last name and first name. A middle name or initial and a suffix are optional. Also provide the mailing address, including the city, state and ZIP/postal code. Any address outside of the United States must include the country and, if applicable, the province.

Disclaimer: These instructions, and the related form, are not intended to provide legal, business or tax advice, and are offered as a public service without representation or warranty. While the related form is believed to satisfy minimum legal requirements as of its revision date, compliance with applicable law, as the same may be amended from time to time, remains your responsibility. Questions should be addressed to your attorney.

 

Instructions: Combined Conversion and Articles of Incorporation (Article 55 Cooperative Association)

Use these instructions when completing Articles of Incorporation (Article 55 Cooperative Association) pursuant to § 7-55-102 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) which are delivered for filing in combination with a Statement of Conversion. The required form must be used when submitting the document for filing. Information included in the document must be typewritten or machine printed and must be in English. Mistakes may have legal consequences; carefully review the information you provide. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office cannot provide legal advice. Questions should be addressed to your legal, business or tax advisor(s). Only provide information that is required or permitted to be included in the form.

Additional information may be provided in an attached document. Do not include personal identifying information, such as a social security number. All information entered in the form or included in an attachment will be made a matter of public record and will be immediately accessible on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website. In order to obtain a copy of the filed document or access additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), visit our website, www.sos.state.co.us.

 

Instructions

Entity Name: The Entity Name field will be pre-filled with the result of the Resulting Entity Name Availability Search. This information cannot be changed. If this information is incorrect, click on “Previous Page” on the Articles of Incorporation (Article 55 Cooperative Association) page and then click on “Previous Page” on the Statement of Conversion page to return to the Resulting Entity Name Availability Search page to enter the correct name.

The entity name of a cooperative may, but need not, contain the term or abbreviation "cooperative", "association", "incorporated", "company", "limited", "coop", "ass'n", "assn", "assoc.", "inc.", "co.", or "ltd.". For legal authority, refer to § 7-90-601, C.R.S.

Principal Office Address: The principal office address fields will be pre-filled with the principle office address that was provided on the Statement of Conversion. You may edit this information.

Principal Office Street Address: A street address is required. Provide the street name and number, including the suite, unit or apartment number, if applicable. The city, state and ZIP/postal code must also be provided. Any address outside of the United States must include the country and, if applicable, the province.

Example: 123 N. Main Street, Apt 101
                  Denver, Colorado 80202

Principal Office Mailing Address: A mailing address is optional. If the mailing address is different than the street address, or mail cannot be delivered to the street address, provide the address, including the city, state and ZIP/postal code where mail is to be delivered. Any address outside of the United States must include the country and, if applicable, the province.

Example: P.O. Box 854
                  Lakewood, Colorado 80228.

Mailing Address same as Street Address: If the mailing address is the same as the street address, or the mailing address is no longer valid, click the “Yes” button.

Registered Agent Information: The registered agent name and address fields will be pre-filled. You may edit this information.

Registered Agent Name: Provide the name of the registered agent. A registered agent must be one of the following: an individual age 18 years or older whose primary residence or usual place of business is in Colorado; a domestic entity having a usual place of business in Colorado; or a foreign entity authorized to transact business or conduct activities in Colorado that has a usual place of business in Colorado. If the registered agent is an individual, a last name and a first name must be provided. When providing the registered agent’s name, only list the individual name or the entity name of the registered agent. Do not provide both names. For legal authority, refer to § 7-90-701, C.R.S.

Registered Agent Street Address: A street address in Colorado is required. Provide the street name and number, including the suite, unit or apartment number, if applicable, of the registered agent’s street address. The city and ZIP code must also be provided. The state field will be pre-filled with “CO”. If the registered agent is an entity, provide the street address of the registered agent’s usual place of business in Colorado. If the registered agent is an individual, provide the street address of either the registered agent’s primary residence in Colorado or the registered agent’s usual place of business in Colorado. The street address must be a physical address and cannot be a post office box.

Registered Agent Mailing Address: A mailing address is optional. If the registered agent’s mailing address is different from the registered agent’s street address, or mail cannot be delivered to the street address, provide an address in Colorado where mail may be delivered. The state field will be pre-filled with “CO”. A city and ZIP code must also be provided. Mailing Address same as Street Address: If the mailing address is the same as the street address, or the mailing address is no longer valid, click the “Yes” button.

Statement Regarding Registered Agent Consent: The registered agent must consent to being appointed as the registered agent for the entity. Mark the box to affirm the statement. If the box is not marked, the document will not be accepted. The statement regarding registered agent consent is required by § 7-90-701 (3), C.R.S.

Purpose: State the purposes for which the association is formed. If additional space is needed, select the “Yes” button in the Additional Information section to include an attachment stating the additional information.

Attachment: The following information must be included in an attachment: the true name and mailing address of each incorporator; the number and terms of the directors (the cooperative association must have at least three directors); the authorized capital stock, the number of shares into which said stock is divided, and the par value of each; and the number of memberships authorized, the capital subscription of each, and the method of determining property rights and interests of each member without capital stock. Click here for information regarding attachments.

Additional Information: Click the “Yes” button if additional information is permitted or required by law to be included in the document. After clicking on “Submit” at the bottom of the online form, the Manage Attachments page will appear. This will allow additional information to be attached as a plain text (.txt) or PDF (.pdf) document. Click here for information regarding attachments.

Delayed Effective Date (optional): Leave this field blank if you want the document to take effect immediately. The effective date of this document may be delayed up to 90 days after filing with the Business Division of the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. If you do not want the document to become effective immediately, enter the date and, if appropriate, time that you want the document to become effective. If only a date is entered, then the document will become effective at 11:59 p.m. on that date. Mountain Time controls the filing date and time. For legal authority, refer to § 2-4-109 and § 7-90-304, C.R.S. Notice: This section describes the legal authority for filing this document. Refer to § 7-90-301.5, C.R.S. for more information.

Individual Causing Delivery: Pursuant to § 7-90-301.5, C.R.S., each individual causing the document to be filed is responsible for complying with the applicable statutes. Provide the last name, first name, and address of at least one individual causing the document to be delivered for filing. A middle name or initial and a suffix are optional. The mailing address, including the city, state, and ZIP/postal code, must be provided. Any address outside of the United States must include the country and, if applicable, the province.

Example: Smith, John
                  123 N. Main St., Apt 101
                  Denver, Colorado 80122

Additional Individuals Causing Delivery: Click the “Yes” button to include an attachment with the names and addresses of additional individuals causing the document to be filed. The attachment must provide the name of each additional individual, including their last name and first name. A middle name or initial and a suffix are optional. Also provide the mailing address, including the city, state and ZIP/postal code. Any address outside of the United States must include the country and, if applicable, the province.

Disclaimer: These instructions, and the related form, are not intended to provide legal, business or tax advice, and are offered as a public service without representation or warranty. While the related form is believed to satisfy minimum legal requirements as of its revision date, compliance with applicable law, as the same may be amended from time to time, remains your responsibility. Questions should be addressed to your attorney.