About Business Programs
The Business Programs Division, the largest division of the Secretary of State's office, supports California Businesses by registering business entities and trademarks and enabling secured creditors to protect their financial interests. The Business Programs Division processes millions of business filings and information requests each year.
Over 140 Business Filings, Name Reservations, and Orders for Certificates of Status and Certified Copies of Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships available online.
Notices & Alerts
Get the latest information about changes affecting business conducted with the Business Programs Division.
Get the latest information about confirmed scams against Californians and businesses in the State of California, and what you can do if you have been a victim of a scam.
Current Processing Dates
- Get the current processing dates for Business Entities and determine which method of submission meets your needs.