Colorado LLC Name Requirements

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Before finalizing the name of your Colorado LLC, you will want to make sure the name meets all of the state requirements such as the correct usage of the entity designator, the name is distinguishable from other registered names, and no restricted words are used in the name.

Related: How to form an LLC in Colorado


An entity name shall not contain any term the inclusion of which would violate any statute of this state.

Except as provided in section 7-90-604 (4.5), each entity name shall be distinguishable on the records of the secretary of state from every:

  • Other entity name; and
  • Name that is reserved with the secretary of state for another person as an entity name pursuant to section 7-90-602.

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Entity Designator

The entity name of a limited liability company shall contain the term or abbreviation “limited liability company”, “ltd. liability company”, “limited liability co.”, “ltd. liability co.”, “limited”, “l.l.c.”, “llc”, or “ltd.”.

Restricted Words

An entity name need not be in English if written in English letters or arabic or roman numerals.

The words or abbreviations “public benefit corporation”, “P.B.C.”, “PBC”, and “Pub. Ben. Corp.” may be used in an entity name only by corporations and cooperatives that are organized as public benefit corporations under part 5 of article 101 of this title 7.

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 an entity that is specifically permitted by C.R.C.P. 265 or title 12, C.R.S., to use the words “professional company”, “professional corporation”, or abbreviations thereof in its name:

Reference: Colorado state statute 7-90-601, C.R.S.