California – Changes to Business Entity Filings

The following changes to California Business entity filings took effect January 1st 2013:

– All formation/registration documents must include the business entity street address and mailing address.

– All foreign corporation and foreign limited liability company registration documents must include the street address of the principal business office address in California, if one exists.

– All documents listing an individual person as an agent for service of process must include the agent’s California street address. All corporate agents filing a certificate pursuant to California Corporations Code section 1505 must include the California street address where process may be served. A post office box address for an agent for service of process will not be accepted on any document.

– The Secretary of State will no longer endorse and certify customer-provided copies. However, a customer who submits documents with a filing fee of $25.00 or more will receive one (1) uncertified copy of the documents for free and, at the time of filing, the free copy may be certified for an additional fee.

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