We make it easy to form an LLC
Packages start at $79 (plus state fees)
You can form an LLC through our online ordering system. Or, if you have completed documents, you may upload them on our order page. Please read our "How to Start an LLC in California Guidelines" before to filing. Form an LLC quickly and securely - hand delivered to the state. Trust our experience to file your LLC. Since 1999.
24 Hour Rush Service Available
Documents filed and emailed back to you next business day.
Choose three names in order of preference and we will check which name is available.
Step 2: Prepare or Upload your Articles
Our online form will walk you through all required information.
Step 3: Specify Service Level and Service Options
Select the appropriate filing package or choose from the a la carte options.
Routine: 5 - 7 Business Days
Rush: 24 Hours
Our Rush Service can have your LLC filed and emailed to you the next day. Please note, if the state rejects your LLC filing, it will not refund the rush fee. Documents must be received by 3 p.m. PST on the day of the filing.
Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your California LLC Articles of Organization by 3 p.m. M-F, your filing will be submitted the same day it was received. The date submitted will become the file date of your new entity.
Compare that to other services that mail in your documents to the Secretary of State. Their process can take SEVERAL WEEKS.
Once the state approves your filing, they issue a state entity number along with one copy of your filing. If you need a certified copy, please add it to your order. We will immediately fax or email the filed document to you and return the copy via regular mail.
Your Post-Filing Responsibilities
File a Statement of Information: California requires you to file a Statement of Information within 90 days of forming your LLC. After that, you will need to file an updated Statement of Information once every two years. If you fail to file the Statement of Information, the Secretary of State will assess a $250.00 late fee penalty. When we send you the copy of the Articles of Organization, we will include a statement of information form. If you would like us to file it for you, please add it to your order.
Employer Identification Number (E.I.N.): We can obtain an EIN for you usually within 48 hours of sucessfully filing your new LLC.
California LLC Kit: An LLC Kits helps you keep minutes of company meetings and other important documents, such as your operating agreement. Our LLC Kits include a custom binder, 20 customized membership certificates, printed minutes, operating agreement, LLC seal embosser, and FedEx 2nd Day shipping. You can order the LLC Kit at the time of filing, or order it later if you prefer.
The SunDoc Filings California Advantage
- We visit the Secretary of State three times daily
- Most filing companies mail in your filings
- All filings received by 3 p.m. PST are submitted same day
- No expedite fees for same day submission
How to Start an LLC in California - Guidelines
California LLC Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about Formation?
Helpful Links for California
Franchise Tax Board - for information regarding franchise tax requirements.
State Board of Equalization - for information regarding sales tax and/or use tax liability.
Department of Corporations - for information regarding issuance and sale of securities in California, Franchise Investment Law, Personal Property Brokers Law and Escrow Law requirements.
Department of Consumer Affairs - for information regarding licensing requirements.
Employment Development Department - for information regarding disability unemployment insurance tax.
California Small Business Assistance Center
Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers' Compensation - for information regarding workers compensation requirements.
The county agency where the principal place of business is located - for information relating to city/county business licenses,fictitious business names (if doing business under a name other than the corporate name), zoning, building permits, etc., dependent on business entity activities. To determine the applicable county agency, please refer to the list of California counties provided on the California State Association of Counties website.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - for information regarding federal employer identification numbers.