Changes In California Business Entity Filings Take Effect Next Week

The California Secretary of State has given notice of the following changes to business entity filings:

  • 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.

Corporation and limited liability company documents received before January 1, 2013, with a future file date on or after January 1, 2013, must comply with the entity and agent addresses requirements listed above. This information may be included in an attachment as part of the filed document.

By the way, if you are curious about the current processing times at the Secretary of State’s office, they are available here.


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