California Entity Dissolution Information

Information on dissolving an entity's legal existence
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Dissolution is the process of closing out the legal existence of an entity. While ultimately, you will file California Articles of Dissolution to accomplish this, there are often prerequisites to handle first.

The most commmon prerequisites are obtaining a tax clearance certificate from the department of revenue and bringing the entity into good standing prior to dissolution. See the table below for more information on filing a dissolution in California.

For Domestic Corporations:

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

Certificate of Dissolution - Stock (Form DISS STK)

Agency Fee:

$0

For Domestic Corporations:

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

Short Form Dissolution Certificate - Stock (Form DSF STK)

Agency Fee:

$0

For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

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

Certificate of Dissolution (Form LLC-3)

Agency Fee:

$0

For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

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

Certificate of Cancellation (Form LLC-4/7)

Agency Fee:

$0

For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

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

Short Form Cancellation Certificate (Form LLC-4/8)

Agency Fee:

$0

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

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

Certificate of Election - Nonprofit (Form ELEC NP)

Agency Fee:

$0

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

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

Certificate of Dissolution - Nonprofit (Form DISS NP)

Agency Fee:

$0

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

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

Short Form Certificate of Dissolution - Nonprofit (Form DSF NP)

Agency Fee:

$0

For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

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

Certificate of Cancellation (Form LP-4/7)

Agency Fee:

$0


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