News & Notices

The following is a list of changes that may affect business conducted with the Business Programs Division:

  • Updated September 23, 2014 / Posted August 29, 2012
    California Business Connect Project:: The California Business Connect Project will increase efficiencies and allow readily available access to Secretary of State Records.
  • Posted May 16, 2014
    Certificates of Filing: Effective May 19, 2014, the Secretary of State will no longer issue a Certificate of Filing for a single business entity filing. You may instead request a Certificate of Filing of All Documents or a certified copy of a particular filing.
  • Updated January 1, 2014 / Posted December 6, 2013
    Changes to Limited Liability Company Filings: Effective January 1, 2014, there are changes to limited liability company naming requirements and limited liability company filing requirements.
  • Posted January 1, 2012
    Stronger Laws to Prevent Fraudulent Solicitations: Effective January 1, 2012, there are new laws to prevent people from sending misleading solicitations to Californians.

Last updated: September 23, 2014