Form a California General Partnership $99

Prepare and send your documents for filing the same day in California. We can expedite for faster results


24 Hour Rush Service Available


Step 1:  Check Name availability**

Choose three names in order of preference.


Step 2:  Download form and prepare

Our online form will walk you through all required information.


Step 3:  Upload to our website



Routine: 7 – 10 Business Days

RUSH: 24 Business Hours



With our Rush Service, we can email you the filed copy the next business day. Documents must be received by 3 p.m.  PST on the day of the filing. Please note, if your filing is rejected, the state will not refund the rush fee. 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.


Your filing is now on its way!  If we receive your California General Partnership Agreement 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. The Secretary of State office will take 7-10 business days to process routine orders. Keep in mind that if you mail in the documents to the state yourself, like many filing services do, you will have the wait SEVERAL WEEKS. Once the state approves your documents, they will issue a state entity number and one uncertified copy. If you need a certified copy, please add it to your order. We will immediately fax or email the filed document to you. We will return the copy via regular mail.


California Corporate Kit:  Our Corporate Kits include a custom binder, seal embosser, bylaws and meeting minutes, 20 Stock certificates, and more. You can order the California Corporate Kit at the same time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate Kit order page. 


The SunDoc Filings California Advantage


  • We visit the Secretary of State three times daily
  • All filings received by 3 p.m. PSt are submitted same day
  • No expedite fees for same day submissions
  • Most filing companies mail in your filings

General Partnerships Definition


A General Partnership is a type of business entity owned and operated by two or more persons. GP’s are quite similar to Sole Proprietorships expect for the formation of a partnership agreement-oral or written – which outlines the relationship and operational procedures of the partnership. When registering the business name the surnames of all the partners must be included in the name of the business in order to waive filing a fictitious or assumed name. Also, some states require filing a certificate that contains the name of the partnership, nature of business conduced and contact information of all partners in the GP. Termination of a General Partnership occurs upon the bankruptcy or death of either partner, if not a voluntary termination.

Both partners are liable, both together and individually, for the debts and obligations of the partnership. The partnership is not a separate entity for tax purposes, but items of income and lost, credits and deductions will be reported on the IRS Form 1065. A Scheduled K-1 Form also needs to be provided to each partner because it displays each partner’s distributive share of the partnership’s income or loss, credit or deduction. Such items are reported on their personal income tax return; taxes are paid at the individual tax rate.


**NOTE: The name availability check or reservation of a name does not gurantee the name meets all federal and state requirements related to a spedific entity type. Names are reviewered for compliance by the Secretary of State's office when the documents are submitted for filing.