California Secretary of State Document Ordering
If received by 3:00 pm PST, we submit your business entity document order in-person to the proper SOS office counter the same business day at no extra charge.
Then we track your order's status with the SOS system throughout the process. When your order is completed by the state, we send it to your pre-designated mailing address the same business day.
Follow these steps to send your order to us:
Step 1: Complete the order form.
Click the link below to open our order form in your web browser. Fill out the form and save it to your hard drive.
Step 2: Send the order to us.
Send the order form to us via email, fax, or postal mail:
FAX: (916) 442-4873
SOS CORPORATE & COURT SERVICES
9580 OAK AVE PARKWAY, SUITE 7-266
FOLSOM, CA 95630
We will email you to acknowledge receipt of your order.
Step 3: Pay for your order.
When the state has processed your order, we will email you to let you know the status and the total amount due.
Pay for your order using one of these methods:
Pay by credit card (Payment Form)
Pay using Paypal:
Once we receive payment, we will mail your order to you via postal mail at no additional charge.
For expedited returns: please indicate Fed Ex, UPS or Golden State account number or credit card number for expedited shipping charges.
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The following information is an excerpt from sos.ca.gov:
Copies: Customers can order copies of business entity documents filed with the California Secretary of State such as formation/registration documents, amendment documents, termination documents and statements of information.
Note: If a certified copy of a filed business entity document is requested, the certified copy provided by the Business Programs Division will contain a manually placed certification stamp. The stamp will appear on the back of the final page of the document in the lower right-hand corner. The stamp will contain the date the document was certified, the signature of the California Secretary of State, and the California State Seal. Within the area of the stamp will be the handwritten number of pages being certified and the initials of the deputy certifying the document.
Status Reports: Customers can order status reports containing the complete business entity name, file number, status, jurisdiction and address(es). If applicable, the status report will also include the type of business and the name and address of the principal member/manager/officer and agent for service of process and full corporate/LLC history including name changes, mergers, suspension and revivor dates.
Frequently Requested Information
Bankruptcy information: With the exception of publicly traded corporations, information concerning bankruptcies of business entities of record, other businesses or individuals, is not disclosed to the California Secretary of State. California and qualified foreign (out-of-state or out-of-country) publicly traded corporations must annually disclose to the California Secretary of State whether or not an order for relief has been entered in a bankruptcy case during the 10 years preceding the date of the disclosure with respect to the corporation, its directors and its five most highly compensated executive officers. The disclosed information can be viewed on the Secretary of State's Publicly Traded Disclosure Search or by ordering a copy of the filed Corporate Disclosure Statement.
Business licenses or permits are not issued by the California Secretary of State. Please refer to the CalGOLD (California Government: On-Line to Desktops) website for information regarding business license/permit requirements.
Business entity information such as telephone numbers, email addresses, and subsidiaries or associated businesses of an entity is not made of record with the California Secretary of State. Requests for information should be directed to the business entity itself.
Bylaws or Operating Agreements (or any amendments thereto) are maintained by the business entity and are not filed with the California Secretary of State. Requests for copies or information about these documents should be directed to the business entity itself.
Employer identification numbers are not issued by or disclosed to the California Secretary of State. Please refer to the Internal Revenue Service for information relating to the issuance of Federal Employer Identification Numbers or the Employment Development Department for information relating to the issuance of State Employer Identification Numbers.
Fictitious business name statements are filed with the County in which the principal place of business is located.
Owner, shareholder and employee information for a business entity is not made of record with the California Secretary of State. Requests for information should be directed to the business entity itself.
Personal information such as telephone numbers, email addresses and social security numbers of business entity members (e.g., officers, directors, managers, members, partners, agents and employees) is not made of record with the California Secretary of State.
Security offerings or sales (such as the sale of shares of stock) are regulated by the Department of Business Oversight, Division of Corporations. Requests for information should be directed to that agency.
Sole proprietorships are not registered with the California Secretary of State but may register with the city, county or other local government entity in which the principal place of business is located.
Subchapter S is a tax classification provided for under the Internal Revenue Code and the California Revenue and Taxation Code, and is not reported to the California Secretary of State. Please refer to the Internal Revenue Service or the Franchise Tax Board for information regarding this tax classification.