Rates on this page apply to California LLC formations. When you have ordered, we prepare California Articles of Organization for filing on behalf of your company. All documents are filed with the California Secretary of State in Sacramento. Two certified copies bearing the LLC Number are then returned to you.
Pricing includes a $150 discount for incorporating online using the questionnaire form.
California charges a $70 application fee to submit an LLC and a $15 "Special Handling" fee to accept applications in person at the Sacramento Regional Office.
Add California's Costs to get the total amount, including the $150 savings.
We'll run a search to identify unforeseen conflicts with your chosen name and send the Articles of Organization to your email address the same day you order (usually within the hour).
Sign and fax the documentation to our toll-free number. Within 3 days, we submit the LLC over-the-counter to the Secretary of State in Sacramento.
Special handling fees are paid to the Secretary of State when the Articles are submitted in person.
This reduces their "turn-around" time from a month down to about a week.
As soon as the Secretary of State has processed
the registration, (5-7 days is normal) we send
two certified copies of the endorsed articles
bearing the State of California 12-digit entity
We'll send the Operating Agreement, completed Statement of Information and Member's Organizational Action at the same time.
All LLC formations include an Operating Agreement
at no charge.
Key points to your LLC's Operating Agreement include:
(a) method of admitting members;
(b) frequency and method of calling meetings;
(c) frequency of distributions to members;
(d) draws by members;
(e) maintenance of records;
(f) members' rights to inspect records;
(g) member and managers fiduciary duties;
(h) ramification of member's failure to make a contribution when due;
(i) transferability of membership interests;
(j) when and how members may sell or transfer their interest;
(k) ability of assignees to participate in management;
(l) First Right of Refusal of existing membership to purchase
selling member's interest
Modifications can be made at no charge, if you request the amendment within 30 days.
We offer the Expedited Filing Service so your Articles of Organization can be filed with the Secretary of State's Sacramento office within 24 hours.
Expedited orders placed by 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time are usually filed the same day, but always by 5:00 p.m. the following business day.
The Secretary of State charges $20 to issue a status certificate.
A certificate that the entity is in good standing is necessary if you are going to qualify the company in other jurisdictions. It may also be needed by financial institutions before extending lines of credit or financing.
California Limited Liability Companies we registered on 12/03/13 have been certified by the Secretary of State.