New California Entity Filing Forms Went into Effect January 1, 2013

Please note that the new state forms and copy request fees and procedures have changed. 
The new forms can be located at .


Entity and Agent Addresses

All formation/registration documents must include the business entity street address and mailing 
address. All foreign corporation and foreign limited liability company registration documents must 
include the street address of the principal business office address in California, if one exists. 
All documents listing an individual person as an agent for service of process must include the 
agent’s California street address.  

Future File Date Requests

All future file date requests for corporation and limited liability company documents must be 
included within the document submitted or as an attachment to be made part of the filed 

Certified Copies no Longer Included with Filed Copy

The Secretary of State will no longer endorse and certify customer-provided copies.  However, a 
customer who submits documents with a filing fee of $25.00 or more will receive one (1) 
uncertified copy of the documents for free and,  at the time of filing, the free copy may be 
certified for a $5.00 certification fee.  Customers requesting additional copies will be charged 
$1.00 for the first page and $0.50 for each additional page.  Each certified copy requires an 
additional $5.00 certification fee. 
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