Forms, Samples and Fees

Forms, 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)

California Corporations (Filing Tips)

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1. Articles of Incorporation – General Stock Form ARTS-GS $100.00 2. Articles of Incorporation – Close — Form ARTS-CL $100.00 3. Articles of Incorporation – Professional — Form ARTS-PC $100.00 4. Articles of Incorporation – Nonprofit Mutual Benefit — Form ARTS-MU $30.00 5. Articles of Incorporation – Nonprofit Public Benefit — Form ARTS-PB-501(c)(3) $30.00 6. Articles of Incorporation – Nonprofit Religious — Form ARTS-RE $30.00 7. Articles of Incorporation – Common Interest Development — Form ARTS-CID $30.00 8. Certificate of Amendment – Stock — — $30.00 9. Certificate of Amendment – Nonprofit — — $30.00 10. Certificate of Amendment – Corporate Name Change Only – Stock — Form AMDT-STK-NA $30.00 11. Certificate of Amendment – Corporate Name Change Only – Nonprofit — Form AMDT-NP-NA $30.00 12. Restated Articles of Incorporation – Stock — — $30.00 13. Restated Articles of Incorporation – Nonprofit — — $30.00 14. Restated Articles of Incorporation – Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation to General Stock Corporation — Form RST MU-GS $70.00 15. Registered Corporate Agent for Service of Process Certificate — Form 1505 $30.00 16. Statement by Common Interest Development Association — Form SI-CID $15.00 17. Statement of Information – Nonprofit: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every two years thereafter. Form SI-100 $20.00* 18. Statement of Information – Domestic Stock: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every year thereafter. Form SI-550 $25.00* Attachment to Statement of Information: Use if the corporation has more than one director. Form SI-550A — Statement of No Change : May be used after filing the initial Statement of Information if no changes have been made AND the Statement of Information is due . Form SI 550NC $25.00 19. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process — Form RA-100 No Fee 20. Corporate Disclosure Statement — Form SI-PT No Fee 21. Certificate of Election – Stock To put all on notice that the corporation has elected to wind up and dissolve, a California stock corporation must complete the Certificate of Election to Wind Up and Dissolve. — Form ELEC STK No Fee Certificate of Dissolution – Stock To terminate (dissolve) a California stock corporation, complete the Certificate of Dissolution. — Form DISS STK No Fee Short Form Dissolution Certificate – Stock If a California stock corporation incorporated within the last twelve (12) months, and the corporation meets all remaining requirements listed in Form DSF STK, the corporation may file Form DSF STK. If Form DSF STK is filed, Form ELEC STK and Form DISS STK are not required. — Form DSF STK No Fee 22. Nonprofit Certificate of Election — Form ELEC NP No Fee 23. Nonprofit Certificate of Dissolution — Form DISS NP No Fee 24. Nonprofit Short Form Dissolution Certificate If a California nonprofit corporation incorporated within the last twenty four (24) months, and the corporation meets all remaining requirements listed in Form DSF NP, the corporation may file Form DSF NP. If Form DSF NP is filed, Form ELEC NP and Form DISS NP are not required. — Form DSF NP No Fee 25. Corporate Mergers (mergers between corporations only) — — $100.00 26. Interspecies Mergers (merger between corporations & other business entities) — Form OBE MERGER-1 $150.00 27. Conversions (conversion to a domestic other business entity OR conversion from a foreign corporation or a domestic or foreign other business entity- refer to conversions for the applicable conversion document/form) — — $150.00 28. California Insurer Statement of Redomestication — Form RDOM-1 No Fee 29. Substituted Service of Process (on a corporation, for each corporation named) — — $50.00 30. Name Reservations (information and name reservation request form) — — $10.00 31. Information Requests (information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports) — — — 32. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services (information about service options and associated fees) — — —

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

Foreign Corporations ( Filing Tips )

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1. Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation – Stock — Form S&DC-S/N $100.00 2. Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation – Professional — Form S&DC-PC $100.00 3. Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation – Insurer — Form S&DC-INS $100.00 4. Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation – Nonprofit — Form S&DC S/N $30.00 5. Amended Statement by Foreign Corporation — Form ASDC $30.00 6. Registered Corporate Agent for Service of Process Certificate — Form 1505 $30.00 7. Statement of Information – Foreign Stock: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every year thereafter. Form SI-550 $25.00* Statement of No Change : May be used after filing the initial Statement of Information if no changes have been made AND the Statement of Information is due . Form SI 550NC $25.00 8. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process — Form RA-100 No Fee 9. Corporate Disclosure Statement — Form SI-PT No Fee 10. Certificate of Surrender — Form SURC No Fee 11. Corporate Mergers (mergers between corporations only) — — $100.00 12. Interspecies Mergers (mergers between corporations & other business entities) — Form OBE MERGER-1 $150.00 13. Conversions (conversion to a domestic stock corporation or other business entity – refer to conversions for the applicable conversion document/form & filing fee) — — — 14. Registration of Corporate Name by Foreign Corporation — — $50.00 15. Certificate of Cancellation of Foreign Name Registration — — No Fee 16. Substituted Service of Process (on a corporation, for each corporation named) — — $50.00 17. Name Reservations (information and name reservation request form) — — $10.00 18. Information Requests (information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports) — — — 19. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services (information about service options and associated fees) — — —

3. Corporations – Statement of Information.

Corporations – Statement of Information ( Filing Tips )

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1. Statement of Information – Domestic and Foreign Stock: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every year thereafter. Form SI-550 $25.00* Attachment to Statement of Information: Use if the corporation has more than one director. Note: Only used for Domestic Stock. Form SI-550A — Statement of No Change : May be used after filing the initial Statement of Information if no changes have been made AND the Statement of Information is due . Form SI 550NC $25.00 2. Statement of Information – Nonprofit: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every two years thereafter. Form SI-100 $20.00* 3. Statement by Common Interest Development Association — Form SI-CID $15.00* 4. Corporate Disclosure Statement — Form SI-PT No Fee.

4. Limited Liability Companies – California (Domestic)

California Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) (Filing Tips)

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1. Formation – Articles of Organization Form LLC-1 $70.00 2.

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

Form LLC-12 $20.00* Attachment to Statement of Information: Use if the limited liability company has more than one manager or member. Form LLC-12A — Statement of No Change : May be used after filing the initial Statement of Information if no changes have been made AND the Statement of Information is due. Form LLC-12NC $20.00 3. Certificate of Amendment — Form LLC-2 $30.00 4. Restated Articles of Organization — Form LLC-10 $30.00 5. Certificate of Correction — Form LLC-11 $30.00 6. Termination Certificate of Dissolution Certificate of Cancellation Short Form Cancellation Certificate Termination Packet LLC-3 LLC-4/7 LLC-4/8 No Fee 7. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process — Form RA-100 No Fee 8. Certificate of Continuation — Form LLC-8 $30.00 9. Merger Mergers between LLCs only Mergers between LLCs and other Business Entities — Form OBE MERGER-1 $70.00 to $150.00 10. Conversions — — $30.00 to $150.00 11. Substituted Service of Process — — $50.00 12. Name Reservations (information and name reservation request form) — — $10.00 13. Obtain, View and Print Copies of LLC Records — No Fee 14. Order Certificates and Certified Copies (information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, certified copies and statues reports — — — 15. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services (information about service options and associated fees) — — —

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

Foreign Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) (Filing Tips)

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1. Application to Register — Form LLC-5 $70.00 2. Name Change Amendment — Form LLC-6 $30.00 3. Certificate of Correction — Form LLC-11 $30.00 4.

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

Form LLC-12 $20.00* Attachment to Statement of Information: Use if the limited liability company has more than one manager or member. Form LLC-12A — Statement of No Change : May be used after filing the initial Statement of Information if no changes have been made AND the Statement of Information is due. Form LLC-12NC $20.00 5. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process — Form RA-100 No Fee 6. Certificate of Cancellation Form LLC-4/7 No Fee 7. Limited Liability Company Mergers (mergers between LLCs only) — Form OBE MERGER-1 $70.00 8. Interspecies Mergers (mergers between LLCs & other business entity types) — Form OBE MERGER-1 $150.00 9. Conversions (conversion to a domestic LLC or other business entity – refer to conversions for the applicable conversion document/form & filing fee) — — — 10. Substituted Service of Process (on an LLC, for each LLC named) — — $50.00 11. Name Reservations (information and name reservation request form) — — $10.00 12. Information Requests (information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports) — — — 13. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services (information about service options and associated fees) — — —

6. Limited Liability Companies – Statement of Information.

Limited Liability Companies – Statement of Information (Filing Tips)

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

Form LLC-12 $20.00* Attachment to Statement of Information: Use if the limited liability company has more than one manager or member. Form LLC-12A — Statement of No Change : May be used after filing the initial Statement of Information if no changes have been made AND the Statement of Information is due. Form LLC-12NC $20.00.

7. Limited Partnership – California (Domestic)

California Limited Partnerships (LPs) (Filing Tips)

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1. Certificate of Limited Partnership — Form LP-1 $70.00 2. Amendment to Certificate of Limited Partnership — Form LP-2 $30.00 3. Restated Certificate of Limited Partnership — Form LP-10 $ 30.00 4. Certificate of Correction — Form LP-11 $30.00 5. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process — Form RA-100 No Fee 6. Certificate of Cancellation — Form LP-4/7 No Fee 7. Certificate of Revival — Form LP-7 $30.00 8. Certificate of Dissociation — Form LP-101 $30.00 9. Certificate of Withdrawal — Form LP-102 $30.00 10. Limited Partnership Mergers (mergers between LPs only — Form OBE MERGER-1 $70.00 11. Interspecies Mergers (mergers between LPs & other business entities) — Form OBE MERGER-1 $150.00 12. Conversions (conversion to or from a foreign LP or a domestic or foreign other business entity – refer to conversions for the applicable conversion document/form & filing fee) — — — 13. Substituted Service of Process (on a LP, for each LP named) — — $50.00 14. Name Reservations (information and name reservation request form) — — $10.00 15. Information Requests (information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports) — — — 16. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services (information about service options and associated fees) — — —

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

Foreign Limited Partnerships (LPs) (Filing Tips)

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1. Application for Registration — Form LP-5 $70.00 2. Amendment to Application for Registration — Form LP-6 $30.00 3. Certificate of Correction — Form LP-11 $30.00 4. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process — Form RA-100 No Fee 5. Certificate of Cancellation — Form LP-4/7 No Fee 6. Limited Partnership Mergers (mergers between LPs only) — Form OBE MERGER-1 $70.00 7. Interspecies Mergers (mergers between LPs & other business entities) — Form OBE MERGER-1 $150.00 8. Conversions (conversion to a domestic LP or other business entity – refer to conversions for the applicable conversion document/form & filing fee) — — — 9. Substituted Service of Process (on a LP, for each LP named) — — $50.00 10. Name Reservations (information and name reservation request form) — — $10.00 11. Information Requests (information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports) — — — 12. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services (information about service options and associated fees) — — —

9. General Partnership.

General Partnerships (GPs)

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1. Statement of Partnership Authority — Form GP-1 $70.00 2. Statement of Amendment/Cancellation — Form GP-7 $30.00 3. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process — Form RA-100 No Fee 4. Statement of Denial (denial of authority or status as a partner) — Form GP-2 $30.00 5. Statement of Dissociation (dissociation of a partner) — Form GP-3 $30.00 6. Statement of Dissolution — Form GP-4 No Fee 7. Statement of Merger (mergers between partnerships or partnerships & foreign other business entities) — Form GP-6 $30.00 8. Interspecies Mergers (mergers between partnerships & other business entities) — Form OBE MERGER-1 $150.00 9. Conversions (conversion to or from a domestic or foreign other business entity – refer to conversions for the applicable conversion document/form & filing fee) — — — 10. Substituted Service of Process (on a GP, for each GP named) — — $50.00 11. Information Requests (information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports) — — — 12. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services (information about service options and associated fees) — — —

10. Limited Liability Partnership.

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)

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1. Application to Register a Limited Liability Partnership — Form LLP-1 $70.00 2. Amendment to Registration — Form LLP-2 $30.00 3. Alternative Security Provision (initial filing) — Form LLP-3 No Fee 4. Alternative Security Provision (annual confirmation) — Form LLP-3 $30.00 5. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process — Form RA-100 No Fee 6. Notice of Change of Status — Form LLP-4 $30.00 7. Substituted Service of Process (on a LLP, for each LLP named) — — $50.00 8. Information Requests (information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports) — — — 9. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services (information about service options and associated fees) — — —

11. Other Business Filings.

Other Business Filings Unincorporated Associations, Foreign Lending Institutions, Foreign Partnerships (other than foreign limited partnerships), and Foreign Associations (foreign business trusts)

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1. Registration of Unincorporated Nonprofit Association — Form LP/UNA 128 $10.00 2. Statement by Unincorporated Association — UA-100 $25.00 3. Statement by Common Interest Development Association (for an unincorporated association) — Form SI-CID $15.00 4. Statement by Foreign Lending Institution — Form LL-25 $50.00 5. Supplement to Statement by Foreign Lending Institution — Form LL-25A No Fee 6. Statement by Foreign Partnership — Form LL-27 $25.00 7. Statement and Designation By Foreign Association (foreign business trust) — Form S&DA $100.00 8. Amended Statement and Designation By Foreign Association (foreign business trust) — Form ASDA $30.00 9. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process — Form RA-100 No Fee 10. Information Requests (information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports) — — — 11. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services (information about service options and associated fees) — — —

12. Business Records.

Business Records.

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1. Obtain, View, and Print Copies of Business Entity Records (Corporations, LLC, LP) — Free 2. Order Copies of Business Entity Records Unavailable Online — Business Entity Records Order Form $1.00 for the first page, $0.50 for each additional page 3. Order Certified Copies — Business Entity Records Order Form $5.00 per document, in addition to the copy fee 4. Order Certificates — Business Entity Records Order Form Certificate of Status – $5.00, Certificate of Filing of All Documents – $5.00, Certificate of No Record – $5.00 each, Status Report – $4.00.

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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