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The required Statement of Information for most corporations can be filed online and is processed generally in one business day. A free PDF copy of the submitted Statement of Information will be returned electronically following confirmation of payment, if an email address is provided. Additional plain copies and certified copies may be requested at a later time in person or by mail. Refer to Information Requests for information about obtaining additional copies.

The Business Entities Section of the Secretary of State’s office processes filings, maintains records and provides information to the public relating to business entities (corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, limited liability partnerships and other business filings).

General provisions governing most business entities are found in the California Corporations Code.

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