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Rush: 24 Hours

Routine: 8 - 10 Days

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  1. Statement of Information: You must have a current Statement of Informaion on file. Without the Statement of Information, the Secretary of State does not have on record who can sign as the President and Secretary of the corporation. To file a new Statement of Information, go to our statement of information page.
  2. Choose the type of amendment, sign and upload. Select the correct form on right.
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Your filing is on its way: After the state files your document, they will return a filed copy. We will immediately email a copy of the filed document to you and return the hardcopy via regular mail. You may also order a certified copy for an addiional $29.

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State Forms & Fees

Name availability check: the state charges $4 per each name checked.

File Certificate of Amendment

24 Hour Rush: $350 Secretary of State rush fee + $30 state filing fee. (Must be received by 3 p.m. PST).

Routine: 2-4 weeks: $15 state counter fee + $30 state filing fee.

For domestic corporations: If you plan to change only one Article, such as changing the name of the corporation, only the Certificate of Amendment is required. If you are changing more than one Article, such as the name of the corporation AND the amount of authorized stock, then you are required to Amend and Restate the Articles of Incorporation.

Certificate of Amendment - Stock

Restated Articles of Incorporation - Stock

Amended Statement by Foreign Corporation

We make no representation that your document will be acceptable for filing. We cannot review your document for legal errors. If your document is rejected, the Secretary of State will retain your fee and will require additional fees upon re-submittal. Additional service fees will also apply to rejected documents.

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Filing Tips for a California Corporation Certificate of Amendment

  • Have the President and Secretary sign and date the document. Make sure their names and title are typed below their signature. If a person holds the office of President and Secretary, that title must be typed below their name. Two officers must sign the certificate unless an Incorporator is filing the amendment.
  • The President and Secretary who are listed and who sign the Certificate of Amendment must also be the same President and Secretary listed on the corporation's current Statement of Information.
  • If a corporate Amendment and Restated Articles of Incorporation are being filed, do NOT include any mention of the agent for service of process unless the corporation is less then 90 days old and a Statement of Information has never been filed.
  • When referencing the corporation's current name, make sure it is typed exactly as it appears on the Articles of Incorporation or previous name change Amendment. Do not abbreviate it or leave out punctuation.
  • Remember, you are amending an Article on the original Articles of Incorporation. Therefore, you cannot amend information you have not previously provided. If there are a lot of changes, you should Restate the Articles of Incorporation in its entirety (minus the agent or service of process if the corporation is over 90 days old). Do not use the forms provided for restated articles; requirements are in the California Corporation's Code.
  • Prepare the Certificate of Amendment with the original Articles of Incorporation or Restated Articles of Incorporation nearby. If Articles are referenced as roman numerals such as I., II., III...etc. then do not amend by using "Article One" or "Articles First".
  • Be consistent or your document will be rejected.The Certificate of Amendment must be verified and include the statement: We further declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the matters set forth in this certificate are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • The Certificate of Amendment must be typed.
  • For further tips about amendment filings, please read all the instructions contained in the Certificate of Amendment Filing Packet.