California Business Connect Project

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California Business Connect is an information technology project that will:

  • Automate paper–based processes; allowing businesses to file and request copies of records online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Provide access to Secretary of State business records allowing the public and government agencies to perform functions in a more efficient manner.
  • Allow fee payments to be processed within one business day.

California Business Connect Accomplishments

LLC Termination

On December 27, 2018, the Secretary of State launched LLC Termination Online, which allows you to terminate your California Limited Liability Companies (LLC) online. When terminating your California LLC, you can complete the process from the convenience of your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

LLC Formation

On May 8, 2018, the Secretary of State launched LLC Formation Online, which allows you to form your California Limited Liability Companies (LLC) online. It takes minutes to complete the LLC formation online from the convenience of your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. LLC Formation Online also allows you to request certified copies of your filing and includes a Submission Status lookup.

Trademark/Service Mark

On January 17, 2018, the Secretary of State launched Trademark Registration Online, which allows you to submit online trademark and service mark registrations including required supporting documentation. This online service allows faster processing of both electronic and paper submissions, provides filing tips and samples to help you get your filing right the first time.

California Business Connect Special Project Report

On May 4, 2018, the California Department of Technology approved the continuation of the California Business Connect project as presented in the March, 2018 Special Project Report #3 (PDF).