Customer Service Update: April 7, 2022

BizFile

NEW Online Services: For faster service, UCC, Business Entities and Trademark filings, searches and orders are available online at bizfileOnline.sos.ca.gov. Online Expedite Service is available for Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships. Online submissions will have priority over drop-off and mail submissions.

Sacramento Office: Paper documents may be dropped off during regular business hours. Daily pickup in the Sacramento lobby is from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Paper expedite and preclearance services remain suspended. Documents eligible for daily pickup include business entity filings, statements of information, orders, uniform commercial code documents, and apostilles. Documents dropped off are subject to the applicable special handling fee.

Los Angeles Office: Paper documents may be dropped off during regular business hours. Documents are returned by mail.

COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

  • Posted April 7, 2022

    BizFile

    Enhanced bizfile Online including Business Entities launched April 7, 2022. Includes online more than 140 Business Filings, Name Reservations, and Orders for Certificates of Status and Certified Copies for corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships.

  • Posted April 7, 2022
    Name reservations now available online. Name Reservations can be performed online at bizfileOnlne.sos.ca.gov. The Name Inquiry and Name Availability phone service are no longer offered.
  • Posted April 7, 2022
    The California Business Search provides online access to information for corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs) and limited partnerships (LPs) of record with the California Secretary of State including more than 17 million FREE PDF images relating to business registrations, amendments, terminations and the most recent Statements of Information for Corporations and LLCs at bizfileOnline.sos.ca.gov.