California's Legal Information

California Business Name Search, Secretary of State, and LLC Costs

California Articles of Organization Website:  

Name Availability:

Physical Address:
Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:
Secretary of State
Document Filing Support
PO Box 944228
Sacramento, CA 94244-2280

Telephone: (916) 657-5448

LLC Documents:
Instructions appear at the top and the forms follow.

Filing Fee:  $70.  There is an additional $15 special handling fee for documents delivered in person to the Sacramento office.  All LLCs pay an annual franchise tax of $800.00 and an annual fee based on total income.

Filing Instructions:  Fill out forms online and submit online. You may also fill out forms, print, and the mail forms or deliver them in person to the Sacramento office.

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For step-by-step audio instructions on how to prepare and file your Articles of Organization, check out our LLC Packages.

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