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. A bizfile Online account is required to submit Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships filings online. Instructions to set up a bizfile Online account are provided in the bizfile Online Account Setup and User Access Guide (PDF). 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

Processing dates vary depending on the type of request submitted, how the request is submitted, and when the request is received by the California Secretary of State's office.

As significantly more requests are submitted at the end of the fiscal and calendar years, the processing time for all requests takes longer. If a faster response time is needed for a filing request, see Service Options for information about expediting a filing request.

Last updated: November 23, 2022

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