The Secretary of State offers three options for submitting business entity filings:

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The business entity filings below can be submitted directly online.

 
  
 
 

2. New: eForms Online - Submit Business Entities Filings (PDF Forms) Online

eForms

Submit your business entity PDF form electronically using eForms Online as follows:

  • Locate the form that you would like to submit.
  • Download, complete and print the fillable PDF form (Note: Corporations may submit free form documents).
  • Sign the form (i.e. wet signature; electronic and digital signatures are not acceptable).
  • Scan and save the signed document to your personal computer, tablet or phone:
    • PDF file format only;
    • 10 MB file size maximum;
    • PDF must be unlocked and not password protected.
  • Upload your completed and signed PDF form and submit electronically through eForms Online.

Your submission will be reviewed for legal compliance and you will receive an email with an approval or a notice to correct your submission.

 

3. File by Mail or In Person 

All business forms can be submitted by mail or in person. Locate the form that you would like to submit and follow the instructions. Information regarding our address and business hours can be found on the Contact Information - Business Entities webpage. Mergers and Conversions must be submitted by mail or in person.


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 1.  Corporations – California (Domestic)

California Corporations
 
(Filing Tips)

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

California Corporations
PDF Forms

Fees

1. Articles of Incorporation - General Stock
Computer
Form ARTS-GS
$100.00
2. Articles of Incorporation - Close
eForms
Form ARTS-CL
$100.00
3. Articles of Incorporation - Professional
eForms
Form ARTS-PC
$100.00
4. Articles of Incorporation - Nonprofit Mutual Benefit
eForms
Form ARTS-MU
$30.00
5. Articles of Incorporation - Nonprofit Public Benefit
eForms
Form ARTS-PB-501(c)(3)
$30.00
6. Articles of Incorporation - Nonprofit Religious
eForms
Form ARTS-RE
$30.00
7. Articles of Incorporation - Common Interest Development
eForms
Form ARTS-CID
$30.00
 
8. Certificate of Amendment - Stock
eForms
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$30.00
9. Certificate of Amendment - Nonprofit
eForms
--
$30.00
 
10. Certificate of Amendment - Corporate Name Change Only – Stock
eForms
Form AMDT-STK-NA
$30.00
11. Certificate of Amendment - Corporate Name Change Only – Nonprofit
eForms
Form AMDT-NP-NA
$30.00
12. Restated Articles of Incorporation - Stock
eForms
--
$30.00
13. Restated Articles of Incorporation - Nonprofit
eForms
--
$30.00
14. Restated Articles of Incorporation - Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation to General Stock Corporation
eForms
Form RST MU-GS
$70.00
15. Registered Corporate Agent for Service of Process Certificate
eForms
Form 1505
$30.00
16. Statement by Common Interest Development Association
eForms
Form SI-CID
$15.00
17. Statement of Information - Nonprofit:
Due within 90 days of initial registration and every two years thereafter.
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Form SI-100
$20.00
18. Statement of Information - Domestic Stock: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every year thereafter.
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Form SI-550
 
$25.00
Attachment to Statement of Information: Use if the corporation has more than one director.
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Form SI-550A
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Statement of No Change: May be used after filing the initial Statement of Information if no changes have been made AND the Statement of Information is due.
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Form SI 550NC
$25.00
19. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process
eForms
Form RA-100
No Fee
20. Corporate Disclosure Statement
eForms
Form SI-PT
No Fee
21. Certificate of Election - Stock
To put all on notice that the corporation has elected to wind up and dissolve, a California stock corporation must complete the Certificate of Election to Wind Up and Dissolve.
eForms
Form ELEC STK
No Fee
Certificate of Dissolution - Stock
To terminate (dissolve) a California stock corporation, complete the Certificate of Dissolution.
eForms
Form DISS STK
No Fee
Short Form Dissolution Certificate - Stock
If a California stock corporation incorporated within the last twelve (12) months, and the corporation meets all remaining requirements listed in Form DSF STK, the corporation may file Form DSF STK. If Form DSF STK is filed, Form ELEC STK and Form DISS STK are not required.
eForms
Form DSF STK
No Fee
22. Nonprofit Certificate of Election
eForms
Form ELEC NP
No Fee
23. Nonprofit Certificate of Dissolution
eForms
Form DISS NP
No Fee
24. Nonprofit Short Form Dissolution Certificate
If a California nonprofit corporation incorporated within the last twenty four (24) months, and the corporation meets all remaining requirements listed in Form DSF NP, the corporation may file Form DSF NP. If Form DSF NP is filed, Form ELEC NP and Form DISS NP are not required.
eForms
Form DSF NP
No Fee
25. Corporate Mergers
(mergers between corporations only)
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$100.00
26. Interspecies Mergers
(merger between corporations & other business entities)
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Form OBE MERGER-1
$150.00
27. Conversions
(conversion to a domestic other business entity OR conversion from a foreign corporation or a domestic or foreign other business entity- refer to conversions for the applicable conversion document/form)
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--
$150.00
28. California Insurer Statement of Redomestication
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Form RDOM-1
No Fee
29. Substituted Service of Process
(on a corporation, for each corporation named)
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$50.00
30. Name Reservations
(information and name reservation request form)
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--
$10.00
31. Information Requests
(information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports)
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--
--
32. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services
(information about service options and associated fees)
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 2.  Corporations – Foreign (Out-of-State or Out-of-Country)

Foreign Corporations
 
(Filing Tips)

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

Foreign Corporations
PDF Forms

Fees

1. Statement and Designation by Foreign
Corporation - Stock
eForms
Form S&DC-S/N
$100.00
2. Statement and Designation by Foreign
Corporation - Professional
eForms
Form S&DC-PC
$100.00
3. Statement and Designation by Foreign
Corporation - Insurer
eForms
Form S&DC-INS
$100.00
4. Statement and Designation by Foreign
Corporation - Nonprofit
eForms
Form S&DC S/N
$30.00
5. Amended Statement by Foreign Corporation
eForms
Form ASDC
$30.00
6. Registered Corporate Agent for Service of Process Certificate
eForms
Form 1505
$30.00
7. Statement of Information - Foreign Stock: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every year thereafter.
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Form SI-550
 
$25.00*
Statement of No Change: May be used after filing the initial Statement of Information if no changes have been made AND the Statement of Information is due.
Computer
Form SI 550NC
$25.00
8. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process
eForms
Form RA-100
No Fee
9. Corporate Disclosure Statement
eForms
Form SI-PT
No Fee
10. Certificate of Surrender
eForms
Form SURC
No Fee
11. Corporate Mergers
(mergers between corporations only)
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--
$100.00
12. Interspecies Mergers
(mergers between corporations & other business entities)
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Form OBE MERGER-1
$150.00
13. Conversions
(conversion to a domestic stock corporation or other business entity - refer to conversions for the applicable conversion document/form & filing fee)
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14. Registration of Corporate Name by Foreign Corporation
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--
$50.00
15. Certificate of Cancellation of Foreign Name Registration
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No Fee
16. Substituted Service of Process
(on a corporation, for each corporation named)
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--
$50.00
17. Name Reservations
(information and name reservation request form)
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--
$10.00
18. Information Requests
(information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports)
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--
--
19. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services
(information about service options and associated fees)
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 3.  Corporations – Statement of Information

Corporations – Statement of Information
 
(Filing Tips)

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

Corporations

Statement of Information
PDF Forms

Fees

1. Statement of Information - Domestic and Foreign Stock: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every year thereafter.
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Form SI-550
 
$25.00
Attachment to Statement of Information: Use if the corporation has more than one director. Note: Only used for Domestic Stock.
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Form SI-550A
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Statement of No Change: May be used after filing the initial Statement of Information if no changes have been made AND the Statement of Information is due.
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Form SI 550NC
$25.00
2. Statement of Information - Nonprofit:
Due within 90 days of initial registration and every two years thereafter.
Computer
Form SI-100
$20.00
3. Statement by Common Interest Development Association
eForms
Form SI-CID
$15.00
4. Corporate Disclosure Statement
eForms
Form SI-PT
No Fee

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 4.  Limited Liability Companies – California (Domestic)

California Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
 
(Filing Tips)

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

California LLCs
PDF Forms 

Fees

1. Formation - Articles of Organization
Computer
Form LLC-1
$70.00
2.

Statement of Information: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every two years thereafter.

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Form LLC-12
 
 
$20.00
Attachment to Statement of Information: Use if the limited liability company has more than one manager or member.
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Form LLC-12A
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Statement of No Change: May be used after filing the initial Statement of Information if no changes have been made AND the Statement of Information is due.
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Form LLC-12NC
$20.00
3. Certificate of Amendment
eForms
Form LLC-2
$30.00
4. Certificate of Amendment - Name Change Only
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Form LLC-2-NA
$30.00
5. Restated Articles of Organization
eForms
Form LLC-10
$30.00
6. Certificate of Correction
eForms
Form LLC-11
$30.00
7. Termination
Certificate of Dissolution
Certificate of Cancellation
Short Form Cancellation Certificate
Computer
Termination Packet
LLC-3
LLC-4/7
LLC-4/8
No Fee
8. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process
eForms
Form RA-100
No Fee
9. Certificate of Continuation
eForms
Form LLC-8
$30.00
10. Merger
Mergers between LLCs only
Mergers between LLCs and other Business Entities
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Form OBE MERGER-1
$70.00 to $150.00
11. Conversions
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--
$30.00 to $150.00
12. Substituted Service of Process
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--
$50.00
13. Name Reservations
(information and name reservation request form)
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--
$10.00
14. Obtain, View and Print Copies of LLC Records
Business Search
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No Fee
15. Order Certificates and Certified Copies
(information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, certified copies and statues reports)
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--
16. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services
(information about service options and associated fees)
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 5.  Limited Liability Companies – Foreign (Out-of-State or Out-of-Country)

Foreign Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
 
(Filing Tips)

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

Foreign LLCs
PDF Forms

Fees

1. Application to Register
eForms
Form LLC-5
$70.00
2. Name Change Amendment
eForms
Form LLC-6
$30.00
3. Certificate of Correction
eForms
Form LLC-11
$30.00
4.

Statement of Information: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every two years thereafter.

Computer
Form LLC-12
 
 
$20.00
Attachment to Statement of Information: Use if the limited liability company has more than one manager or member.
Computer
Form LLC-12A
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Statement of No Change: May be used after filing the initial Statement of Information if no changes have been made AND the Statement of Information is due.
Computer
Form LLC-12NC
$20.00
5. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process
eForms
Form RA-100
No Fee
6. Certificate of Cancellation
Computer
Form LLC-4/7
No Fee
7. Limited Liability Company Mergers
(mergers between LLCs only)
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Form OBE MERGER-1
$70.00
8. Interspecies Mergers
(mergers between LLCs & other business entity types)
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Form OBE MERGER-1
$150.00
9. Conversions
(conversion to a domestic LLC or other business entity - refer to conversions for the applicable conversion document/form & filing fee)
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--
--
10. Substituted Service of Process
(on an LLC, for each LLC named)
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--
$50.00
11. Name Reservations
(information and name reservation request form)
--
--
$10.00
12. Information Requests
(information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports)
--
--
--
13. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services
(information about service options and associated fees)
--
--
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 6.  Limited Liability Companies – Statement of Information

Limited Liability Companies – Statement of Information
 
(Filing Tips)

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

Limited Liability Companies

Statement of Information
PDF Forms

Fees

1.

Statement of Information: Due within 90 days of initial registration and every two years thereafter.

Computer
Form LLC-12
 
 
$20.00
Attachment to Statement of Information: Use if the limited liability company has more than one manager or member.
Computer
Form LLC-12A
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Statement of No Change: May be used after filing the initial Statement of Information if no changes have been made AND the Statement of Information is due.
Computer
Form LLC-12NC
$20.00

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 7.  Limited Partnership – California (Domestic)

California Limited Partnerships (LPs)
 
(Filing Tips)

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

California LPs
PDF Forms

Fees

1. Certificate of Limited Partnership
eForms
Form LP-1
$70.00
2. Amendment to Certificate of Limited Partnership
eForms
Form LP-2
$30.00
3. Restated Certificate of Limited Partnership
eForms
Form LP-10
$ 30.00
4. Certificate of Correction
eForms
Form LP-11
$30.00
5. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process
eForms
Form RA-100
No Fee
6. Certificate of Cancellation
eForms
Form LP-4/7
No Fee
7. Certificate of Revival
eForms
Form LP-7
$30.00
8. Certificate of Dissociation
eForms
Form LP-101
$30.00
9. Certificate of Withdrawal
eForms
Form LP-102
$30.00
10. Limited Partnership Mergers
(mergers between LPs only
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Form OBE MERGER-1
$70.00
11. Interspecies Mergers
(mergers between LPs & other business entities)
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Form OBE MERGER-1
$150.00
12. Conversions
(conversion to or from a foreign LP or a domestic or foreign other business entity - refer to conversions for the applicable conversion document/form & filing fee)
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--
--
13. Substituted Service of Process
(on a LP, for each LP named)
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--
$50.00
14. Name Reservations
(information and name reservation request form)
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--
$10.00
15. Information Requests
(information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports)
--
--
--
16. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services
(information about service options and associated fees)
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 8.  Limited Partnership – Foreign (Out-of-State or Out-of-Country)

Foreign Limited Partnerships (LPs)
 
(Filing Tips)

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

Foreign LPs
PDF Forms

Fees

1. Application for Registration
eForms
Form LP-5
$70.00
2. Amendment to Application for Registration
eForms
Form LP-6
$30.00
3. Certificate of Correction
eForms
Form LP-11
$30.00
4. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process
eForms
Form RA-100
No Fee
5. Certificate of Cancellation
eForms
Form LP-4/7
No Fee
6. Limited Partnership Mergers
(mergers between LPs only)
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Form OBE MERGER-1
$70.00
7. Interspecies Mergers
(mergers between LPs & other business entities)
--
Form OBE MERGER-1
$150.00
8. Conversions
(conversion to a domestic LP or other business entity - refer to conversions for the applicable conversion document/form & filing fee)
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--
--
9. Substituted Service of Process
(on a LP, for each LP named)
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--
$50.00
10. Name Reservations
(information and name reservation request form)
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--
$10.00
11. Information Requests
(information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports)
--
--
--
12. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services
(information about service options and associated fees)
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 9.  General Partnership

General Partnerships (GPs)

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

GPs
PDF Forms

Fees

1. Statement of Partnership Authority
eForms
Form GP-1
$70.00
2. Statement of Amendment/Cancellation
eForms
Form GP-7
$30.00
3. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process
eForms
Form RA-100
No Fee
4. Statement of Denial
(denial of authority or status as a partner)
eForms
Form GP-2
$30.00
5. Statement of Dissociation
(dissociation of a partner)
eForms
Form GP-3
$30.00
6. Statement of Dissolution
eForms
Form GP-4
No Fee
7. Statement of Merger
(mergers between partnerships or partnerships & foreign other business entities)
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Form GP-6
$30.00
8. Interspecies Mergers
(mergers between partnerships & other business entities)
--
Form OBE MERGER-1
$150.00
9. Conversions
(conversion to or from a domestic or foreign other business entity - refer to conversions for the applicable conversion document/form & filing fee)
--
--
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10. Substituted Service of Process
(on a GP, for each GP named)
--
--
$50.00
11. Information Requests
(information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports)
--
--
--
12. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services
(information about service options and associated fees)
--
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10. Limited Liability Partnership

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

LLPs
PDF Forms

Fees

1. Application to Register a Limited Liability Partnership
eForms
Form LLP-1
$70.00
2. Amendment to Registration
eForms
Form LLP-2
$30.00
3. Alternative Security Provision
(initial filing)
eForms
Form LLP-3
No Fee
4. Alternative Security Provision
(annual confirmation)
eForms
Form LLP-3
$30.00
5. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process
eForms
Form RA-100
No Fee
6. Notice of Change of Status
eForms
Form LLP-4
$30.00
7. Substituted Service of Process
(on a LLP, for each LLP named)
--
--
$50.00
8. Information Requests
(information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports)
--
--
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9. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services
(information about service options and associated fees)
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11. Other Business Filings

Other Business Filings
 
Unincorporated Associations, Foreign Lending Institutions, Foreign Partnerships (other than foreign limited partnerships), and Foreign Associations (foreign business trusts)

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

Other Business Filings
PDF Forms

Fees

1. Registration of Unincorporated Nonprofit Association
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Form LP/UNA 128
$10.00
2. Statement by Unincorporated Association
eForms
UA-100
$25.00
3. Statement by Common Interest Development Association
(for an unincorporated association)
eForms
Form SI-CID
$15.00
4. Statement by Foreign Lending Institution
eForms
Form LL-25
$50.00
5. Supplement to Statement by Foreign Lending Institution
eForms
Form LL-25A
No Fee
6. Statement by Foreign Partnership
eForms
Form LL-27
$25.00
7. Statement and Designation By Foreign Association
(foreign business trust)
eForms
Form S&DA
$100.00
8. Amended Statement and Designation By Foreign Association
(foreign business trust)
eForms
Form ASDA
$30.00
9. Resignation of Agent for Service of Process
eForms
Form RA-100
No Fee
10. Information Requests
(information, fees and records order form for requesting certificates, copies and status reports)
--
--
--
11. Special Handling & Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services
(information about service options and associated fees)
--
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12. Business Records

Business Records

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

Business Records
PDF Forms

Fees

1. Obtain, View, and Print Copies of Business Entity Records (Corporations, LLC, LP)
Business Search
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Free
2. Order Copies of Business Entity Records Unavailable Online
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Business Entity Records Order Form
$1.00 for the first page, $0.50 for each additional page
3. Order Certified Copies
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Business Entity Records Order Form
$5.00 per document, in addition to the copy fee
4. Order Certificates
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Business Entity Records Order Form
Certificate of Status - $5.00, Certificate of Filing of All Documents - $5.00, Certificate of No Record - $5.00 each, Status Report - $4.00

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