Free Business Entities Fee Schedule - California


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Secretary of State
Business Programs Division

1500 11 Street, 3 Floor Sacramento, CA 95814

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Business Entities (916) 657-5448

BUSINESS ENTITIES FEE SCHEDULE
Statutory fees for the various business programs can generally be found in Article 2 (Section 12178.1) and Article 3 (commencing with Section 12180) of the Government Code. Article 3 provides that upon the filing of any document pursuant to any provision of the Corporations Code for which there is a filing fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or more, the Secretary of State shall compare and certify up to two copies without charge, provided that the copies are submitted to the Secretary of State with the document to be filed. Any additional copies submitted with the document will be certified upon request and payment of the $8.00 per copy certification fee.

FILING FEES
DOMESTIC CORPORATIONS:
Articles of Incorporation (providing for shares)............................................................................................................$100.00 Articles of Incorporation (providing for shares and containing a statement of conversion): California stock corporation converted from a California limited liability company, California limited partnership, California general partnership or a foreign entity ..................................................................................................................$150.00 Articles of Incorporation (not providing for shares)......................................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Amendment............................................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Amendment (changing status of corporation from nonprofit to stock)....................................................$ 70.00 Restated Articles of Incorporation ...............................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Restated Articles of Incorporation (changing status of corporation from nonprofit to stock) .......................................$ 70.00 Certificate Pursuant to Corporations Code section 1505 ............................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Correction...............................................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Election to Wind Up and Dissolve ..........................................................................................................NO FEE Certificate of Revocation of Certificate of Election to Wind Up and Dissolve..............................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Dissolution..............................................................................................................................................NO FEE Short Form Certificate of Dissolution...........................................................................................................................NO FEE Agreement of Merger/Certificate of Ownership ...........................................................................................................$100.00 Interspecies Merger (between corporations and other business entities) ...................................................................$150.00 Conversion: California stock corporation converting to a California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A), California limited partnership (Form LP-1A), registered (Form GP-1A) or a non-registered (Form CONV1A) California general partnership ........................................................................................................................$150.00 Statement of Information: Domestic Stock Corporation (Form SI-200 C or Form SI-200 N/C) - initial or annual statement: $20.00 filing fee and a $5.00 disclosure fee ......................................................................................................$ 25.00 Domestic Nonprofit Corporation (Form SI-100) - initial or biennial statement .....................................................$ 20.00 Statement by Common Interest Development Association (Form SI-CID) ...........................................................$ 15.00 Note: Corporations formed to manage common interest development associations must initially and biennially file a Statement of Information (Form SI-100 filing fee $20.00) together with a Statement by Common Interest Development Association (Form SI-CID filing fee $15.00) for a total of $35.00. Amended statement (Form SI-200 C, Form SI-100 or Form SI-CID): submission of a statement between applicable filing periods to report a change of information ......................NO FEE Corporate Disclosure Statement (Form SI-PT) Publicly Traded Corporations .......................................................NO FEE

BE FEES (REV 11/2008)

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FILING FEES (continued)

FOREIGN (OUT OF STATE OR COUNTRY) CORPORATIONS:
Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation (qualification of a foreign stock corporation) .............................$100.00 Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation (qualification of a foreign nonstock, nonprofit corporation) .......$ 30.00 Amended Statement by Foreign Corporation..............................................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate Pursuant to Corporations Code section 1505 ............................................................................................$ 30.00 Interspecies Merger (between corporations and other business entities) ...................................................................$150.00 Certificate of Surrender of Right to Transact Intrastate Business ...............................................................................NO FEE Converting to a: California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) .............................$150.00 California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A), California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) or a registered California general partnership (Form GP-1A)...................................................................................$ 70.00 Non-registered California general partnership (Form CONV-1A) .........................................................................$ 30.00 Registering a corporate name of a foreign corporation NOT transacting intrastate business in California (for the calendar year - Corporations Code section 2101) ..........................................................................................$ 50.00 Statement of Information: Foreign Corporation (Form SI-350) - annual statement........$20.00 filing fee and a $5.00 disclosure fee ..........$ 25.00 Amended statement (Form SI-350): submission of a statement between applicable filing periods to report a change of information ......................NO FEE Corporate Disclosure Statement (Form SI-PT) Publicly Traded Corporations.........................................................NO FEE

DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES:
Articles of Organization (Form LLC-1).........................................................................................................................$ 70.00 Articles of Organization - Conversion (Form LLC-1A): California limited liability company converted from a: California stock corporation ..................................................................................................................................$150.00 California limited partnership, California general partnership or a foreign entity ..................................................$ 70.00 Amendment of Articles of Organization (Form LLC-2) ................................................................................................$ 30.00 Restated Articles of Organization (Form LLC-10) .......................................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Correction (Form LLC-11) ......................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Dissolution (Form LLC-3) .......................................................................................................................NO FEE Certificate of Cancellation (Form LLC-4/7)..................................................................................................................NO FEE Short Form Certificate of Cancellation (Form LLC-4/8)...............................................................................................NO FEE Certificate of Continuation (Form LLC-8) ....................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited liability companies ONLY ........................................$ 70.00 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited liability companies and other business entities .......$150.00 Converting to a: California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) .............................$150.00 California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) or a registered California general partnership (Form GP-1A) .........$ 70.00 Non-registered California general partnership or a foreign entity (Form CONV-1A) ............................................$ 30.00 Statement of Information: Domestic Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-12 or Form LLC-12R) initial or biennial statement.................$ 20.00 Amended statement (Form LLC-12): submission of a statement between applicable filing periods to report a change of information ......................NO FEE

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FILING FEES (continued)
FOREIGN (OUT OF STATE OR COUNTRY) LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES:
Application for Registration as a Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-5)...................................................$ 70.00 Certificate of Amendment to Application for Registration (Form LLC-6) .....................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Correction (Form LLC-11) ......................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Cancellation (Form LLC-4/7)..................................................................................................................NO FEE Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited liability companies ONLY ........................................$ 70.00 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited liability companies and other business entities .......$150.00 Converting to a: California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) .............................$150.00 California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A), California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) or a registered California general partnership (Form GP-1A)...................................................................................$ 70.00 Non-registered California general partnership (Form CONV-1A) .........................................................................$ 30.00 Statement of Information: Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-12 or LLC-12R) - initial or biennial statement.............................$ 20.00 Amended statement (Form LLC-12): submission of a statement between applicable filing periods to report a change of information ......................NO FEE

DOMESTIC LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS:
Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-1)............................................................................................................$ 70.00 Certificate of Limited Partnership - Conversion (Form LP-1A): California limited partnership converted from a: California stock corporation ..................................................................................................................................$150.00 California limited liability company, California general partnership or a foreign entity ..........................................$ 70.00 Amendment to Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-2) ...................................................................................$ 30.00 Restated Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-10) ..........................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Correction (Form LP-11) ........................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Dissolution (Form LP-3) .........................................................................................................................NO FEE Certificate of Cancellation (Form LP-4/7) ....................................................................................................................NO FEE Certificate of Revival (Form LP-7) ...............................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Continuation (Form LP-8).......................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Dissociation (Form LP-101) by a general partner ONLY .......................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Withdrawal (Form LP-102) by a limited partner ONLY...........................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited partnerships ONLY..................................................$ 70.00 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited partnerships and other business entities.................$150.00 Converting to a: California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) .............................$150.00 California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A) or a registered general partnership (Form GP-1A) ...............$ 70.00 Non-registered California general partnership or a foreign entity (Form CONV-1A) ............................................$ 30.00

FOREIGN (OUT OF STATE OR COUNTRY) LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS:
Application for Registration (Form LP-5) ....................................................................................................................$ 70.00 Amendment to Application for Registration (Form LP-6).............................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Correction (Form LP-11) ........................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Cancellation (Form LP-4/7) ....................................................................................................................NO FEE Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited partnerships ONLY..................................................$ 70.00 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited partnerships and other business entities.................$150.00 Converting to a: California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) .............................$150.00 California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A), California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) or a registered California general partnership (Form GP-1A)...................................................................................$ 70.00 Non-registered California general partnership (Form CONV-1A) .........................................................................$ 30.00
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FILING FEES (continued)
REGISTERED GENERAL PARTNERSHIPS:
Statement of Partnership Authority (Form GP-1) ........................................................................................................$ 70.00 Statement of Partnership Authority-Conversion (Form GP-1A)...registered California general partnership converted from a: California stock corporation ....................................................................................................................................$150.00 California limited liability company, California limited partnership or a foreign entity .............................................$ 70.00 Statement of Denial (Form GP-2)................................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Statement of Dissociation (Form GP-3) ......................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Statement of Dissolution (Form GP-4) ........................................................................................................................NO FEE Statement of Merger (Form GP-6) between partnerships or partnerships and foreign other business entities ..........$ 30.00 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between partnerships and domestic other business entities.............$150.00 Statement of Amendment/Cancellation (Form GP-7)..................................................................................................$ 30.00 Converting to a: California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) ...............................$150.00 California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A) or a California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) ....................$ 70.00 Foreign entity (Form CONV-1A) .............................................................................................................................$ 30.00

DOMESTIC and FOREIGN (OUT OF STATE OR COUNTRY) LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS:
Registration of Limited Liability Partnership (Form LLP-1)..........................................................................................$ 70.00 Amendment to Registration (Form LLP-2) ..................................................................................................................$ 30.00 Alternative Security Provision Initial Filing (Form LLP-3) .........................................................................................NO FEE Alternative Security Provision Annual Confirmation (Form LLP-3)...........................................................................$ 30.00 Notice of Change of Status (Form LLP-4) ...................................................................................................................$ 30.00

UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS:
Registration of Unincorporated Nonprofit Association.................................................................................................$ 10.00 Statement By Unincorporated Association..................................................................................................................$ 25.00 Initial & Biennial Statement By Common Interest Development Association (Form SI-CID) .....................................$ 15.00

FOREIGN (OUT OF STATE OR COUNTRY) ASSOCIATIONS:
Statement and Designation by Foreign Association....................................................................................................$100.00 Amended Statement and Designation by Foreign Association ...................................................................................$ 30.00 Certificate of Surrender of Right to Transact Intrastate Business ...............................................................................NO FEE

FOREIGN (OUT OF STATE OR COUNTRY) LENDING INSTITUTIONS:
Statement by Foreign Lending Institution....................................................................................................................$ 50.00 Supplement to Statement by Foreign Lending Institution............................................................................................NO FEE

FOREIGN (OUT OF STATE OR COUNTRY) PARTNERSHIPS (Other than a foreign limited partnership subject to Chapter 3 (commencing with section 15611) of the California Corporations Code or a commercial or banking partnership established and transacting business in a place without the United States):
Statement by Foreign Partnership...............................................................................................................................$ 25.00
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RESERVATION OF CORPORATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR LIMITED PARTNERSHIP NAME
Issuing a Certificate of Reservation of a Corporate, Limited Liability Company, or Limited Partnership Name..........$ 10.00 Priority Telephone Service - Name Availability (each name searched requires a prepaid account)........................$ 4.00

RESIGNATION OF AGENT
Statement of Resignation of Agent Upon Whom Process May Be Served in California .............................................NO FEE

SERVICE OF PROCESS
Delivery to the Secretary of State of copies of process against a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, general partnership, limited liability partnership, firm, association, business trust, or natural person, for each corporation, limited liability company, etc., sought to be served by such delivery......................$ 50.00

CERTIFICATE FEES
Issuing a Certificate of Filing of any document............................................................................................................$ Issuing a Certificate of Status (certifying to the current status of the entity) ...............................................................$ Issuing a Certificate of Listing (for each document listed)...........................................................................................$ Issuing a Certificate of No Record...............................................................................................................................$ Issuing a certificate prescribed by the Secretary of State for recording with the county recorder pursuant to Corporations Code section 1109 (corporations only) .............................................................................................$ 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00

REPRODUCTION/CERTIFICATION FEES
Affixing certificate and Seal of State, unless otherwise provided for...........................................................................$ 5.00 Except as provided in Government Code section 12185, the fee for comparing a copy of any law, resolution, record or other document or paper with the original, or the certified copy of the original on file ............................$ 3.00 Making a copy of any record or document on file* ....... $1.00 for the first page plus $ .50 for each additional page, per copy *The last complete Statement of Information filed by a corporation or limited liability company is available for reproduction. The most current Statement of Information is also available whether a completed or "NO CHANGE" form is of record.

OTHER SERVICES
Mail and over the counter requests for status information (for each name searched) - corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships only ......................$ 4.00 Priority Telephone Service - status information (requires a prepaid account) (for each name searched) corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships only .....................$ 4.00 FAX return of status information or copies of documents (per entity, in addition to any other fees) FAX transmitted within the United States ...............................................................................................................$ 5.00 FAX transmitted internationally...............................................................................................................................$ 10.00

TO FACILITATE REQUESTS: Requests for certificates, status information, and/or copies of filed documents should be directed to the Business Programs Division, IRC Unit, P.O. Box 944260, Sacramento, CA 94244-2600. Sufficient fees must accompany all requests. If the number of pages is unknown when ordering copies, you may send either a check in the amount of $20.00 per entity (refunds will be issued for amounts over $5.00) or a blank check with a not to exceed amount written below the payment line (e.g., "NOT TO EXCEED $40.00"). A self-addressed envelope will also help to facilitate the return of your request.

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SPECIAL HANDLING FEES
Special handling fees are charged for filing, certificate, copy and name reservation requests that are hand-delivered to this office for over-the-counter processing. Special handling fees are in addition to regular fees for such services and are applicable each time a filing, certificate, copy or name reservation request is presented. Special handling fees must be presented separate from other applicable fees. Documents or requests that are delivered with a special handling fee are processed in priority over documents or requests submitted by mail. Special handling is NOT applicable to documents or requests received through the mail. Special handling fee for filing a document.................................................................................................................... $ 15.00 Special handling fee for certificates and for certified or uncertified copies of filed documents .................................... $ 10.00 Special handling fee for reserving a corporate, limited liability company or limited partnership name ........................ $ 10.00

PRECLEARANCE AND EXPEDITED FILING SERVICES
The Secretary of State offers preclearance and expedited filing services (as described below) for documents filed with the Secretary of State pursuant to the California Corporations Code, the California Financial Code or the California Insurance Code. Preclearance and expedited filing services are NOT applicable to documents received through the mail.


Preclearance service provides a customer with the opportunity to submit a business entity document in person to the Secretary of State's Sacramento office prior to filing to determine if the document conforms to law and to receive a preclearance response within one of the following guaranteed time frames and for the specified preclearance fee: Class I Service.................................................................................24 hour response time .................................... $500.00 Class II Service................................................................................72 hour response time .................................... $400.00 Class III Service ..............................................................................5 business day response time......................... $300.00 Class IV Service ..............................................................................10 business day response time....................... $250.00



Expedited filing service provides a customer with the opportunity to submit for filing a business entity document in person to the Secretary of State's Sacramento office and to receive a filing response within one of the following guaranteed time frames and for the specified expedite fee: Class A Service (preclearance approval required)......................................... 4 hour response time .............................. $500.00 Class B Service (must be received by the Secretary of State by 9:30 a.m.) ....... Same day response time (by 4:00 p.m.) ..... $750.00 Class C Service........................................................................................ 24 hour response time ............................ $350.00

Preclearance and expedited fees should be presented separate from other applicable fees. Please refer to the Secretary of State's website at http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/preclearance-expedited-services.htm for detailed information regarding the preclearance and expedited filing services.

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