Forms, Samples and Fees

Forms, Samples and FeesForms, Samples and Fees.

Select the applicable entity type from the list below. Fees for all business entity filings and services can also be found on the Business Entities Fee Schedule (PDF) .

1. Corporations – California (Domestic)

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Print and submit via mail or in person.

* If Filing outside of required filing period, no filing fee required.

2. Corporations – Foreign (Out-of-State or Out-of-Country)

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Print and submit via mail or in person.

* If Filing outside of required filing period, no filing fee required.

3. Corporations – Statement of Information.

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Print and submit via mail or in person.

* If Filing outside of required filing period, no filing fee required.

4. Limited Liability Companies – California (Domestic)

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Print and submit via mail or in person.

* If Filing outside of required filing period, no filing fee required.

Statement of Information: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every two years thereafter.

5. Limited Liability Companies – Foreign (Out-of-State or Out-of-Country)

File Online for faster response.

Print and submit via mail or in person.

* If Filing outside of required filing period, no filing fee required.

Statement of Information: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every two years thereafter.

6. Limited Liability Companies – Statement of Information.

File Online for faster response.

Print and submit via mail or in person.

* If Filing outside of required filing period, no filing fee required.

Statement of Information: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every two years thereafter.

7. Limited Partnership – California (Domestic)

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Print and submit via mail or in person.

8. Limited Partnership – Foreign (Out-of-State or Out-of-Country)

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Print and submit via mail or in person.

9. General Partnership.

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Print and submit via mail or in person.

10. Limited Liability Partnership.

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Print and submit via mail or in person.

11. Other Business Filings.

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Print and submit via mail or in person.

12. Business Records.

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Print and submit via mail or in person.

Reminder: All Filings and Contents are Available to the Public.

Filings and information contained in filings you submit to the Secretary of State are public record, including names, phone numbers, email addresses, and mailing and street addresses, except as provided in statutes. To avoid issues related to identity theft you should avoid using and submitting confidential information in public filings unless specifically required by statute. The public can view information and download documents contained in the Secretary of State’s electronic records using digital search tools and information posted on the Secretary of State’s website. Also, please note that individuals and private companies use this public information to create third party access to these records.

For more information about privacy, please consult our FAQs Personal Information in Public Filings. More information on accessing public records is available through the Secretary of State’s Guidelines for Access to Public Records.

Electronic Signatures.

“Electronic signature” typically is defined as meaning an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with an electronic record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the electronic record. An electronic signature may be as simple as typing in a name electronically, checking a box indicating an intent to sign or some similar process. However, electronic signatures only are permissible in electronic transactions between consenting parties. The use of an electronic signature requires the agreement of both parties to allow the use of the electronic signature and must be on a document that requires a signature and that is electronic.

Electronic signatures on filings submitted through the Secretary of State’s online process are the only electronic signatures that are acceptable for filings with the Secretary of State. Computer generated signatures or fonts made to look like a signature printed on paper filings are not acceptable.

Digital Signatures.

A digital signature is a type of electronic signature that requires specific security criteria to be met during the electronic transaction to ensure the signature is from the party it is supposed to be from. Digital signatures use a form of encryption as part of the signature process to ensure the signature cannot be duplicated or impersonated and require the receiving party to have the encryption key to decipher the signature.

Digital signatures are not acceptable for business entity filings made with the California Secretary of State.

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