California's Legal Information

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

California Articles of Organization Website:

https://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/bizfile/file-online  

Name Availability:

https://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/business-entities/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:  https://bpd.cdn.sos.ca.gov/llc/forms/llc-1.pdf
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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To return to the list of links to the information for each state:  https://www.legalees.com/state-information/