California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division


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Contact Information

Physical address:
1500 11th Street, 2nd and 3rd Floors (expedite to 3rd floor)
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-657-5448

Web: Home Name search Forms File online

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Agent for Service of Process

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Fact Checked:6/17/15

Certificate of Status

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Business Entity Records Form

Agency Fee:

$5

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Foreign LLC Registration

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Application to Register (Form LLC-5)

Agency Fee:

$70

Law:

CA Corp Code § 17708.02

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of good standing issued within six months.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Initial Statement of Information

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

SI-100

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$20

Turnaround:

Online version is filed in 1 business day.

Due:

You must file an initial report within 90 days of incorporation. 

Law:

California Corporations Code section 6210 

Penalties:

Failure to file this Statement of Information by the due date may result in the assessment of a $50.00 penalty. 

Notes:
  • We recommend filing online.
  • Every domestic nonprofit corporation formed to manage a common interest development under the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (for example, a homeowners’ association) must also file a Statement By Common Interest Development Association (Form SI-CID) together with the biennial Statement of Information.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:11/2/18

Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation - Stock (Form S&DC-S/N)

Agency Fee:

$100

Law:

CA Corp Code § 2105

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of good standing issued within six months.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Statement of Information

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Form SI-100: Statement of Information - Nonprofit

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$20; Agricultural cooperative corporations: $25.

Turnaround:

Online version is filed in 1 business day.

Due:

Bienially by the end of the month when the Articles of Incorporation were initially filed. Can be submitted up to 5 months prior to this date.

Law:

California Corporations Code sections 6210 

Penalties:

$50 late penalty.

Notes:
  • We recommend filing online.
  • Every domestic nonprofit corporation formed to manage a common interest development under the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (for example, a homeowners’ association) must also file a Statement By Common Interest Development Association (Form SI-CID) together with the biennial Statement of Information.
  • Original signatures are not required.
  • Agricultural cooperative corporations file annually.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

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