Update to Office Services

Sacramento Office

Our Sacramento lobby will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our public counters in Sacramento remain closed. Public access beyond the first floor will not be granted. However, we will accept drop off documents in our Sacramento lobby. Submissions must include the required filing fee in the form of check or money order only.

Expedite/Preclearance Drop Off: Effective Wednesday, June 24, 2020, we will resume limited Expedited/Preclearance services for business filings in Sacramento, as follows: 

  • 24 Hour Expedite Fee: $350 plus filing fee; and
  • 24 Hour Preclearance Fee: $500.

Customers wanting these 24-hour expedite/preclearance services are asked to drop their document with separate checks or money orders (no cash or credit cards) for the fee and expedite/preclearance service in the Business Entities Drop Box in the Sacramento first floor lobby. Clearly mark your drop-off envelope with “24-hour Expedite”. All other expedited/preclearance services remain suspended.

Expedite/Preclearance Pickup: Effective Monday, September 21, 2020, the daily pick up time will move to 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Resuming the expedite/preclearance services applies only to business filings including Statements of Information submitted in the Sacramento office. This does not apply to Apostilles, Domestic Partnerships, or other non-related business filings.

Regular BE Counter Filings Pickup: Effective Monday, September 21, 2020, the daily pick up time will move to 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. This regular counter filings pickup only applies to business entity filings and does not apply to Statements of Information, Apostilles, Domestic Partnerships, or other non-related business filings at this time.

Notary and Special Filings, Uniform Commercial Code, Apostille, Domestic Partnerships and regular Statements of Information drop off submissions will continue to be returned via USPS or an overnight mail service (FedEx, UPS, DHL) providing you include a prepaid self-addressed airway bill.

Regular Counter Drop Offs will continue to be processed on a first in, first out basis. Filing fees are required to be paid by check or money order with your dropped off document using the locked drop boxes in the Sacramento lobby. We ask that you use the envelopes provided and clearly mark what section the submissions should be delivered.

Counter Service Fees of $15 for Business Entities Filings and $10 for Business Entities Records will resume and should be presented in separate checks or money orders from other applicable filing fees. No cash or credit cards at this time.

72-hour Rule for Rejected Counter Filings will be reinstated on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, for Business Entity and Statement of Information submissions provided the submitter requests the specific date on their counter sheet.

You are strongly encouraged to utilize our online tools at bizfile.sos.ca.gov:

  • Corporation Formations (NEW for domestic stock corporations)
  • Corporation Statements of Information
  • LLC Formations
  • LLC Statements of Information
  • LLC Terminations
  • Trademarks Registrations and Modifications
  • UCC Online
  • California Business Search
  • Eureka Chatbot

Los Angeles Office

Effective Monday, August 3, 2020, our Los Angeles Regional office will be open to the public between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., with limited staff and services processing Apostilles and Domestic Partnership filings. Los Angeles will continue to handle traffic with our “Now Serving” sign by helping four customers at a time while other customers wait on the second floor until their number is called. Again, you are encouraged to submit documents to the Sacramento office via mail.

Sacramento Secretary of State building

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(excluding state holidays)

Office Location

1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento Office – Driving Directions

Phone Number

(916) 657–5448

Emails & Addresses

1. Statement of Information

Statement of Information
P.O. Box 944230
Sacramento, CA 94244–2300

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Statement of Information
(Corporations and Limited Liability Companies)

2. Limited Liability Company Filings

Limited Liability Company Filings
P.O. Box 944260
Sacramento, CA 94244–2600

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Limited Liability Company Filings

3. Corporate Filings

Corporate Filings
P.O. Box 944260
Sacramento, CA 94244–2600

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Corporate Filings

4. Limited Partnership Filings

Limited Partnership Filings
P.O. Box 944260
Sacramento, CA 94244–2600

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Limited Partnership Filings

5. General Partnership Filings

General Partnership Filings
P.O. Box 944260
Sacramento, CA 94244–2600

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General Partnership Filings

6. Limited Liability Partnership Filings

Limited Liability Partnership Filings
P.O. Box 944260
Sacramento, CA 94244–2600

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Limited Liability Partnership Filings

7. Other Business Filings

Other Business Filings
P.O. Box 944260
Sacramento, CA 94244–2600

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Other Business Filings
(Unincorporated Associations, Foreign Lending Institutions, Foreign Partnerships)

8. Business Entities Name Reservations

Business Entities Name Reservations
1500 11th Street,
3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Business Entities Name Reservations
(Corporation, Limited Liability Company, Limited Partnership Names)

9. Business Entities Records Request

Business Entities Records Request
P.O. Box 944260
Sacramento, CA 94244–2600

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Business Entities Records Request
(Copies, Status Reports, Certificates)

10. Substitute Service of Process

Substitute Service of Process
(must be hand delivered)

1500 11th Street
3rd Floor, Room 390
Sacramento, CA 95814

Los Angeles Office

The Los Angeles office provides limited services relating to corporations. Please refer to our Los Angeles Office webpage for the office address and services available.