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

1. File Online - Fastest Service

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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. Limited Liability Companies (LLC) - California

Limited Liability Companies (LLC) - California

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

Limited Liability Companies PDF Forms

Fees

 

1. Formation - Articles of Organization
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Form LLC-1
$70.00
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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. Termination
Certificate of Dissolution
Certificate of Cancellation
Short Form Cancellation Certificate
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Termination Packet
LLC-3
LLC-4/7
LLC-4/8
No Fee
4. Conversion from Stock Corporation to Limited Liability Company
Articles of Organization - Conversion
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Form LLC-1A
$150.00

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2. Corporations and Cooperatives - California

Corporations and Cooperatives - California

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

Corporations and Cooperative PDF Forms

Fees

1. Formation - General Stock Corporation
Articles of Incorporation
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Form ARTS-GS
$100.00
2. Formation - Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation
Articles of Incorporation
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Form ARTS-MU
$30.00
3. Formation - Cannabis Cooperative Association
Articles of Incorporation
(Business and Professions Code - Small Cultivators Only)
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Form ARTS-CCA
$100.00
4. Statement of Information - Stock Corporation or Cannabis Cooperative Association: 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
5. Statement of Information - Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation or General Cooperative Corporation:
Due within 90 days of initial registration and every two years thereafter for Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporations and every year thereafter for General Cooperative Corporations.
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Form SI-100
$20.00
6. Change from Mutual Benefit Corporation to Stock Corporation
Restated Articles of Incorporation Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation to General Stock Corporation
eForms
RST-MU-GS
$70.00
7. Conversion from Stock Corporation to Limited Liability Company
Articles of Organization - Conversion
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LLC-1A
$150.00

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3. Change from Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation to Stock Corporation

Change from Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation to Stock Corporation

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

PDF Forms

Fees

 

1. Change from Mutual Benefit Corporation to Stock Corporation
Restated Articles of Incorporation Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation to General Stock Corporation
eForms
RST-MU-GS
$70.00
2. Statement of Information: Stock Corporation or Cannabis Cooperative Association - 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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4. Change from Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation to Limited Liability Company - 2 Steps

Change from Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation to Limited Liability Company - 2 Steps

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

PDF Forms

 

Fees

1. Step 1: Change from Mutual Benefit Corporation to Stock Corporation
Restated Articles of Incorporation Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation to General Stock Corporation
eForms
RST-MU-GS
$70.00
Step 2: Conversion from Stock Corporation to Limited Liability Company
Articles of Organization - Conversion

(Must be submitted after the filing of step 1)
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LLC-1A
$150.00
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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5. Trademarks and Service Marks

Applications to file a Trademark or Service Mark registration can be submitted online. All Trademark and Service Mark forms are available on the Forms and Fees page.

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6. Other Forms and Fees

The forms above represent the most common cannabis-related filings. Visit the Additional Resources section of bizfile.sos.ca.gov, for a more comprehensive list of forms related to Business Entities, Trademarks/Service Marks, Uniform Commercial Code and other types of filings.

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