Cannabis Forms and Fees

1. Limited Liability Companies (LLC) - California

Limited Liability Companies (LLC) - California

Online Submissions

File Online for faster response

Fillable PDF

Print and submit via mail or in person

Fees

*If filing outside of required filing period, no filing fee required

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
Computer
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

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Fees

*If filing outside of required filing period, no filing fee required

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.
Computer
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
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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

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Fees

*If filing outside of required filing period, no filing fee required

1. Change from Mutual Benefit Corporation to Stock Corporation
Restated Articles of Incorporation Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation to General Stock Corporation
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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.
Computer
Form SI-550
$25.00*
Attachment to Statement of Information: Use if the corporation has more than one director.
Computer
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

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Fillable PDF

Print and submit via mail or in person

Fees

*If filing outside of required filing period, no filing fee required

1. Step 1: Change from Mutual Benefit Corporation to Stock Corporation
Restated Articles of Incorporation Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation to General Stock Corporation
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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.
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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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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Reminder: All Filings and Contents are Available to the Public

Filings and information contained in filings you submit to the Secretary of State are public record, including names, phone numbers, email addresses, and mailing and street addresses, except as provided in statutes. To avoid issues related to identity theft you should avoid using and submitting confidential information in public filings unless specifically required by statute. The public can view information and download documents contained in the Secretary of State’s electronic records using digital search tools and information posted on the Secretary of State’s website. Also, please note that individuals and private companies use this public information to create third party access to these records.

For more information about privacy, please consult our FAQs Personal Information in Public Filings. More information on accessing public records is available through the Secretary of State's Guidelines for Access to Public Records.

Electronic Signatures

"Electronic signature" typically is defined as meaning an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with an electronic record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the electronic record. An electronic signature may be as simple as typing in a name electronically, checking a box indicating an intent to sign or some similar process. However, electronic signatures only are permissible in electronic transactions between consenting parties. The use of an electronic signature requires the agreement of both parties to allow the use of the electronic signature and must be on a document that requires a signature and that is electronic.

Electronic signatures on filings submitted through the Secretary of State's online process are the only electronic signatures that are acceptable for filings with the Secretary of State. Computer generated signatures or fonts made to look like a signature printed on paper filings are not acceptable.

Digital Signatures

A digital signature is a type of electronic signature that requires specific security criteria to be met during the electronic transaction to ensure the signature is from the party it is supposed to be from. Digital signatures use a form of encryption as part of the signature process to ensure the signature cannot be duplicated or impersonated and require the receiving party to have the encryption key to decipher the signature.

Digital signatures are not acceptable for business entity filings made with the California Secretary of State.

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