2019 California Secretary of State Filing Fees

What are the 2019 California Secretary of State Filing Fees?

Business Entities Fee Schedule

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Filing Fees

Upon the filing of any document pursuant to any provision of the California Corporations Code for which there is a filing fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or more, at the time of filing the California Secretary of State shall provide an
uncertified copy without charge. (California Government Code section 12185.)

The California Secretary of State’s Filing Fees are determined by the type of filing.

Our firm is near the California Secretary of State located at 1500 11th street 3rd floor Sacramento, CA 95814.  We help people just like you deliver and file your documents with the Sacramento Secretary of State.

Routine Business Filing Services – $70 + State Fees.  Your documents will be delivered by hand to the Sacramento Secretary of State’s office within 5 business days.  The Secretary of State will mail you your business filing documents.  We offer the following business filing services:

Routine Business Filing Services – $125 + State Fees.  Your documents will be delivered by hand to the Sacramento Secretary of State’s office on an expedited bases.  This is usually the same day as documents and payment are received. If not the same day, it will be filed the next business day.  Your filed documents will be picked up from the Secretary of State’s office 24 hours after being filed. Our office will email you a copy of your filed documents and mail you the original filed document.

The following is an example of the fees needed to register a foreign corporation with 24 hour Business Filing Service in California.

Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation (qualification of a foreign stock corporation) – $100.00

Class C Service – 24 hour response time – $350.00 (Secretary of State Fee – Non-Refundable)

Expedited Business Filing Service (our fee) –  $125.00

Total:  $575.00

Your documents will be ready 24 hours after filed with the Sacramento Secretary of State.  The Class C Fee (Expedited) is non-refundable if the Secretary of State rejects your documents.  Our 24 hour business filing service fee is also non refundable if the documents are rejected by the Secretary of State.

Your documents are normally filed the same day received.  Once your documents, instructions and payment are received, your documents will be hand delivered to the Sacramento Secretary of State. Your documents will be picked up from the Secretary of State if you ordered 24 hour business filing service and same day business filing services.  The Secretary of State will mail you your documents if you ordered routine business filing service.

How To Order Expedited Filing Services?

  • Email your prepared Articles of Organization and instructions to fastsosfiling@gmail.com  or fax to (916) 244-2636.  Instructions should include type of service: Routine Business Filing Services – $70 + State Expedited Business Filing Services – $125 + State Fees.

California Corporations

 Articles of Incorporation (providing for shares) – $100.00
 Articles of Incorporation (providing for shares and containing a statement of conversion): California stock corporation converted from a California limited liability company, California limited partnership, California general partnership or a foreign entity – $150.00
 Articles of Incorporation (not providing for shares) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Amendment – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Amendment (changing status of corporation from nonprofit to stock) – $ 70.00
 Restated Articles of Incorporation – $ 30.00
 Restated Articles of Incorporation (changing status of corporation from nonprofit to stock) – $ 70.00
 Certificate Pursuant to California Corporations Code section 1505 – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Correction -$ 30.00
 Certificate of Election to Wind Up and Dissolve – NO FEE
 Certificate of Revocation of Certificate of Election to Wind Up and Dissolve – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Dissolution – NO FEE
 Short Form Dissolution Certificate – NO FEE
 Agreement of Merger/Certificate of Ownership – $100.00
 Interspecies Merger (between corporations and other business entities) – $150.00
 Conversion:  California stock corporation converting to a California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A), California limited partnership (Form LP-1A), registered (Form GP-1A) or a non-registered (Form CONV-1A) California general partnership – $150.00
 Statement of Information:– Domestic Stock and Agricultural Cooperative Corporations (Form SI-200) – initial or annual statement: $20.00 filing fee and a $5.00 disclosure fee – $ 25.00 – Domestic Nonprofit, Credit Union and Consumer Cooperative Corporations (Form SI-100) – initial or biennial statement – $ 20.00
 Statement by Common Interest Development Association (Form SI-CID) – $ 15.00
Note: Corporations formed to manage common interest development associations must initially and biennially file a Statement of Information (Form SI-100 – filing fee $20.00) together with a Statement by Common Interest Development Association (Form SI-CID – filing fee $15.00) for a total of $35.00.
 Amended statement (Form SI-200, Form SI-100 or Form SI-CID): Submission of a statement between applicable filing periods to report a change of information – NO FEE
 Corporate Disclosure Statement (Form SI-PT) – Publicly Traded Corporations – NO FEE

Foreign (formed outside of California) Corporations

 Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation (qualification of a foreign stock corporation) – $100.00
 Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation (qualification of a foreign nonstock, nonprofit corporation).$ 30.00
 Amended Statement by Foreign Corporation – $ 30.00
 Certificate Pursuant to California Corporations Code section 1505 + $ 30.00
 Interspecies Merger (between corporations and other business entities) – $150.00
 Certificate of Surrender (of right to transact intrastate business) – NO FEE
 Converting to a: – California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) – $150.00
– California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A), California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) or a registered California general partnership (Form GP-1A) – $ 70.00 – Non-registered California general partnership (Form CONV-) $30.00
 Registering a corporate name of a foreign corporation NOT transacting intrastate business in California (for the calendar year – California Corporations Code section 2101) – $ 50.00
 Certificate of Cancellation of a Foreign Name Registration (to cancel registration before calendar year end) ….NO FEE
 Statement of Information:
– Foreign Corporation (Form SI-350) – initial or annual statement:
$20.00 filing fee and a $5.00 disclosure fee – $ 25.00
– Amended statement (Form SI-350):
Submission of a statement between applicable filing periods to report a change of information – NO FEE
 Corporate Disclosure Statement (Form SI-PT) – Publicly Traded Corporations – NO FEE

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California Limited Liability Companies

 Articles of Organization (Form LLC-1) – $ 70.00
 Articles of Organization – Conversion (Form LLC-1A): California limited liability company converted from a:
– California stock corporation – $150.00
– California limited partnership, California general partnership or a foreign entity – $ 70.00
 Amendment of Articles of Organization (Form LLC-2) – $ 30.00
 Restated Articles of Organization (Form LLC-10) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Correction (Form LLC-11) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Dissolution (Form LLC-3) NO FEE
 Certificate of Cancellation (Form LLC-4/7) – NO FEE
 Short Form Cancellation Certificate (Form LLC-4/8) – NO FEE
 Certificate of Continuation (Form LLC-8) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited liability companies ONLY – $ 70.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited liability companies and other business entities.$150.00
 Converting to a:
– California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) – $150.00
– California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) or a registered California general partnership (Form GP-1A) ..$ 70.00
– Non-registered California general partnership or a foreign entity (Form CONV-1A) – $ 30.00
 Statement of Information:
– Domestic Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-12) – initial or biennial statement – fully completed – $ 20.00
– Domestic Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-12NC) – biennial statement – no change – $ 20.00
– Amended statement (Form LLC-12):
Submission of a statement between applicable filing periods to report a change of information – NO FEE

Foreign (formed outside of California) Limited Liability Companies

 Application to Register a Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-5) – $ 70.00
 Amendment to Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-6) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Correction (Form LLC-11) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Cancellation (Form LLC-4/7) – NO FEE
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited liability companies ONLY – $ 70.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited liability companies and other business entities.$150.00
 Converting to a:
– California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) – $150.00
– California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A), California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) or a
registered California general partnership (Form GP-1A) – $ 70.00
– Non-registered California general partnership (Form CONV-1A) – $ 30.00
 Statement of Information:
– Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-12) – initial or biennial statement – fully completed……………$ 20.00
– Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-12NC) – biennial statement – no change …………………………$ 20.00
– Amended statement (Form LLC-12):
Submission of a statement between applicable filing periods to report a change of information ………………NO FEE
California Limited Partnerships
 Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-1) – $ 70.00
 Certificate of Limited Partnership – Conversion (Form LP-1A): California limited partnership converted from a:
– California stock corporation – $150.00
– California limited liability company, California general partnership or a foreign entity – $ 70.00
 Amendment to Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-2) – $ 30.00
 Restated Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-10) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Correction (Form LP-11) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Cancellation (Form LP-4/7) – NO FEE
 Certificate of Revival (Form LP-7) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Dissociation (Form LP-101) by a general partner ONLY – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Withdrawal (Form LP-102) by a limited partner ONLY – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited partnerships ONLY – $ 70.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited partnerships and other business entities – $150.00
 Converting to a:
– California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) – $150.00
– California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A) or a registered general partnership (Form GP-1A)  – $ 70.00
– Non-registered California general partnership or a foreign entity (Form CONV-1A) – $ 30.00
Foreign (formed outside of California) Limited Partnerships
 Application for Registration (Form LP-5) – $ 70.00
 Amendment to Application for Registration (Form LP-6) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Correction (Form LP-11) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Cancellation (Form LP-4/7) – NO FEE
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited partnerships ONLY – $ 70.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited partnerships and other business entities – $150.00
 Converting to a:
– California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) – $150.00
– California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A), California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) or a
registered California general partnership (Form GP-1A) – $ 70.00
– Non-registered California general partnership (Form CONV-1A) – $ 30.00

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Registered General Partnerships

 Statement of Partnership Authority (Form GP-1) – $ 70.00
 Statement of Partnership Authority-Conversion (Form GP-1A)…registered California general partnership
converted from a:
– California stock corporation – $150.00
– California limited liability company, California limited partnership or a foreign entity – $ 70.00
 Statement of Denial (Form GP-2) – $ 30.00
 Statement of Dissociation (Form GP-3) – $ 30.00
 Statement of Dissolution (Form GP-4) – NO FEE
 Statement of Merger (Form GP-6) between partnerships or partnerships and foreign other business entities …$ 30.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between partnerships and domestic other business entities……$150.00
 Statement of Amendment/Cancellation (Form GP-7) – $ 30.00
 Converting to a:
– California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) – $150.00
– California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A) or a California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) – $ 70.00
– Foreign entity (Form CONV-1A) – $ 30.00
California and Foreign (formed outside of California) Limited Liability Partnerships
 Application to Register a Limited Liability Partnership (Form LLP-1) – $ 70.00
 Amendment to Registration (Form LLP-2) – $ 30.00
 Alternative Security Provision (Form LLP-3)…if filed along with Form LLP-1 at the time of registration…………..NO FEE
 Alternative Security Provision – Annual Confirmation (Form LLP-3) – $ 30.00
 Notice of Change of Status (Form LLP-4) – $ 30.00

Unincorporated Associations

 Registration of Unincorporated Nonprofit Association – $ 10.00
 Statement By Unincorporated Association – $ 25.00
 Initial & Biennial Statement By Common Interest Development Association (Form SI-CID) – $ 15.00
Foreign (formed outside of California) Associations
 Statement and Designation by Foreign Association – $100.00
 Amended Statement and Designation by Foreign Association – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Surrender of Right to Transact Intrastate Business – NO FEE
Foreign (formed outside of California) Lending Institutions
 Statement by Foreign Lending Institution – $ 50.00
 Supplement to Statement by Foreign Lending Institution – NO FEE

Foreign (formed outside of California) Partnerships (Other than a foreign limited partnership subject to Chapter 4.5 (commencing with section 15900) of the California Corporations Code or a commercial or banking partnership established and transacting business in a place without the United States)

 Statement by Foreign Partnership – $ 25.00
Resignation of Agent for Service of Process
 Statement of Resignation of Agent Upon Whom Process May Be Served in California ………………………………..NO FEE
Disclaimer of Proper Appointment
 Disclaimer of proper appointment as an agent for service of process, corporate officer or corporate director….NO FEE

Service Fees

Reservation of Corporation, Limited Liability Company or Limited Partnership Name
 Issuing a Certificate of Reservation of a Corporate, Limited Liability Company, or Limited Partnership Name …$ 10.00
 Priority Telephone Service – Name Availability (each name searched – requires a prepaid account) ……………..$ 4.00
Substituted Service of Process
 Delivery to the Secretary of State of copies of process against a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, general partnership, limited liability partnership, firm, association, business trust, or nonresident personal representative of an estate, for each corporation, limited liability company, etc.,
sought to be served by such delivery – $ 50.00

Certificate Fees

 Issuing a Certificate of Status (certifying to the current status of the entity)  – $ 5.00
 Issuing a Certificate of Filing of All Documents (for each document listed)  – $ 5.00
 Issuing a Certificate of No Record – $ 5.00
 Issuing a certificate prescribed by the Secretary of State for recording with the county recorder pursuant to
California Corporations Code section 1109 (corporations only) – $ 5.00
Reproduction/Certification Fees
 Affixing certificate and Seal of State, unless otherwise provided for – $ 5.00
 Making a copy of any record or document on file*.$1.00 for the first page plus $ .50 for each additional page, per copy
*The last complete Statement of Information filed by a corporation or limited liability company is available for
reproduction. The most current Statement of Information is also available whether a completed or “NO CHANGE”
form is of record.
Other Services
 Mail and over the counter requests for status information:
(for each name searched) – corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships only…………..$ 4.00
 Priority Telephone Service – status information (requires a prepaid account):
(for each name searched) – corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships only………….$ 4.00
 FAX return of status information or copies of documents (per entity, in addition to any other fees):
– FAX transmitted within the United States………………………………………………………………………………………….$ 5.00
– FAX transmitted internationally ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….$ 10.00

To Facilitate Requests:

Requests for certificates, status information, and/or copies of filed documents should be directed to the Secretary of State, Certification and Records, P.O. Box 944260, Sacramento, CA 94244-2600. Sufficient fees must accompany all requests. If the number of pages is unknown when ordering copies, you may send a check for $30.00 per entity (refunds issued for overpayments exceeding $10.00) or a blank check with “NOT TO EXCEED $30.00” written below the amount payable line. If the required fees exceed the amount provided, the request will be returned with a letter showing the amount due. Note: The order will be completed upon receipt of the total fees.

Special Handling Fees

Special handling fees are charged for filing, certificate, copy and name reservation requests that are hand-delivered to the California Secretary of State’s office for over-the-counter (drop off) processing. Special handling fees are in addition to regular fees for such services and are applicable each time a filing, certificate, copy or name reservation request is presented. Special handling fees must be presented separate from other applicable fees. Documents or requests that are delivered with a special handling fee are processed in priority over documents or requests submitted by mail.
 Special handling fee for filing a document –  $ 15.00
 Special handling fee for certificates and for certified or uncertified copies of filed documents – $ 10.00
 Special handling fee for reserving a corporate, limited liability company or limited partnership name – $ 10.00
Note: Special handling is NOT applicable to documents or requests received through the mail.
Special handling fees should be presented separate from other applicable fees.

Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services

Preclearance and expedited filing services (as described below) are available for documents filed with the California
Secretary of State pursuant to the California Corporations Code, the California Financial Code or the California Insurance
Code. These services are available only in the Secretary of State’s Sacramento office.
 Preclearance service provides a customer with the opportunity to submit a business entity document in person to
the Secretary of State’s Sacramento office prior to filing to determine if the document conforms to law and to receive
a preclearance response within one of the following guaranteed time frames and for the specified preclearance fee:
– Class I Service ……………………………………………………………..24 hour response time ……………………………… $500.00
– Class II Service…………………………………………………………….72 hour response time ……………………………… $400.00
– Class III Service……………………………………………………………. 5 business day response time………………….. $300.00
– Class IV Service …………………………………………………………..10 business day response time………………….. $250.00

 Expedited filing service provides a customer with the opportunity to submit for filing a business entity document in person to the Secretary of State’s Sacramento office and to receive a filing response within one of the following
guaranteed time frames and for the specified expedite fee:

– Class A Service (preclearance approval required) ………………………….4 hour response time ………………………… $500.00 (not used very often)

Same Day Business Filing Services – Class B Service (must be received by the Secretary of State by 9:30 a.m.)…Same day response time (by 4:00 p.m.) $750.00

24 hour Business Filing Services – Class C Service – 24 hour response time – $350.00

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