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Tips & Links

To ensure your filing will be accepted by the California Secretary of State, follow the links below to the California SOS site to review general information and tips. Then give us a call if you have any questions!

SOS Filing Tips

The SOS website provides tips designed to help you meet the minimum filing requirements and to reduce name issues, errors, omissions, or misstatements that can cause many documents to be rejected:

Name Availability

Let us help you navigate through the state process of reserving a name for your company.

Start by viewing the SOS website for general information on company name regulations, requirements and restrictions, name availability, and reserving a company name:

Business Search

SOS Business Search finds information on:

  • Domestic stock

  • Domestic non-profit & qualified foreign corporations

  • Limited liability company

  • Limited partnership information of record

Forms, Samples & Fees

SOS Forms, Samples & Fees shows current SOS forms, samples and fees for the following business entities:

  • Corporations (Domestic & Foreign)

  • Limited Liability Companies (Domestic & Foreign)

  • Limited Partnerships (Domestic & Foreign)

  • General Partnerships

  • Limited Liability Partnerships

  • Other Business Filing

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