Many documents cannot be filed because of name issues, errors, omissions or misstatements contained in the proposed filings submitted to this office. The following filing tips are designed to help you meet the minimum filing requirements of the California Corporations Code. They are not intended to provide legal or business advice. If you have specific legal questions or concerns, please consult a private attorney.
Please refer to our Name Availability webpage for general information about name availability and name style requirements relating to corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships.
Changes to California Business Entity Filings: Effective January 1, 2013, there are changes to California business entity filing requirements, relating to entity and agent addresses, future file date requests, and copy requests.