File a Limited Partnership / Limited Liabiliy Partnership / General Partnership - File a Statement of Partnership Authority - $99 (plus state fees)
You can form a California Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership or General Partnership by filing the respective LP-1, LLP-1 or GP-1 form with the California Secretary of State in Sacramento on a walk-in basis, saving you several weeks. We give you step by step information on how to form your Limited Partnership in California.
Step 1: Determine if your business is qualified to become selected partnership (LP/LLP/GP)
Step 2:Prepare the LP-1/LLP-1/GP-1 form
Choose the correct form on the right. Prepare, sign & upload your completed document. The LP-1 must be signed by at least two general partners.
Step 3: Specify time frame
Routine: 2 - 3 weeks
Rush: 24 Hour Rush
Step 4: Upload the signed document and complete order
Your filing is on its way: Once the document is submitted to the Secretary of State, the State will take a few weeks, unless you purchase the 24 hour rush option. Please note, the state will not refund the rush fee on rejected filings. If you mail the document to the state for processing, you will have to wait several months.
When the state approves your document, they will issue a state partnership number and one uncertified copy. We will scan, email and mail the stamped copy to you.
Please note that if any filing is rejected, the state fees are non-refundable. If you do not receive our email confirmation within one hour during normal business hours, please call us at 888-595-2747 to confirm your order.
Additional Service Options
Employer Identification Number: If you would like, we can obtain your a EIN for the new California Limited Partnership. Once we receive a signature, we will obtain the EIN within 24-48 hours.
LP/LLP/GP Kits: We offer Partnership Kits that include a custom binder with the name of the Limited Partnership hot stamped on the side, a seal embosser, and 20 Limited Partnership certificates. You can order the kit at the time of filing, or if you prefer, you can place the order on-line after you receive the filed copy. All of our kits include 2nd day shipping.