Los Angeles Office

The California Secretary of State has a main office located in Sacramento, and an office located in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Office Services

The Los Angeles office distributes forms and informational materials and provides the following drop–off services:

  • Apostilles: Authenticating a public official’s signature including notaries public.
  • Domestic Partners: Filing Domestic Partnership forms (to register, terminate or revoke a termination).
  • Corporations: Processing corporation name reservation requests and filing Articles of Incorporation to form a California corporation (excluding articles containing a statement of conversion which must be filed in the Sacramento office) or Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation forms to qualify an out–of–state or out–of–country corporation to transact business in California.

Requests for services other than those identified above must be directed to the Sacramento office.

Tips For Submission

Following are a few important points to remember when submitting requests to the Los Angeles office:

  • All requests must be dropped off in person.
  • Special handling fees are charged for authentication, filing and reservation requests. Special handling fees are in addition to regular fees for such services; are applicable each time a request is submitted; and should be provided separate from other applicable fees.
    • Special handling fee for processing and preparing an authentication of a public official’s name: $6.00
    • Special handling fee for filing a domestic partnership document: $15.00
    • Special handling fee for filing a corporation document: $15.00
    • Special handling fee for reserving a corporate name: $10.00
  • Fees collected at the Los Angeles office location may be made by check, money order, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Checks should be made payable to the Secretary of State. The Los Angeles office is not able to accept cash.

Office Hours, Addresses, Phone Numbers & Driving Directions

Office hours are Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding state holidays.

Sacramento Secretary of State building

Sacramento Main Office
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 657-5448

Sacramento Office - Driving Directions


Los Angeles Secretary of State office building

Los Angeles Office
300 South Spring Street, Room 12513
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 897-3062

Los Angeles Office - Driving Directions