Effective December 7, 2020 and continuing through December 2020

As a result of the widespread transmission of COVID-19 and the direction of the California Department of Public Health, the Secretary of State is making every attempt to ensure the safety of our customers and employees while still offering essential services to the public.

With these goals in mind, effective Monday, December 7, 2020, our Los Angeles office will be closed, and our Sacramento office will have limited staff in the office.

For fastest service, we encourage you to go online when possible at bizfile.sos.ca.gov for the following online services:

  • LLC Formation Online (Domestic LLCs Only)
  • LLC Statement of Information Online
  • LLC Terminations Online
  • Corporation Formations Online (Domestic Stock Corporations Only)
  • Corporations Statement of Information Online
  • eForms Online for most other filings except mergers and conversions
  • Certificate of Status Online
  • Trademarks Online
  • UCC Online
  • Eureka Chatbot for frequently asked questions about business and trademarks
  • California Business Search

Sacramento Office

Effective Monday, December 7, 2020:

  • Expedite and Preclearance Services are suspended. Any expedites received Friday, December 4, 2020 or prior will be returned by mail.
  • Lobby Pick-up is suspended. Any documents received Friday, December 4, 2020 or prior will be returned by mail.
  • Drop-off Service will continue in the Lobby from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Submissions must include the required filing fee in the form of check or money order only.
  • Special Handling fees will be waived, and all documents will be returned by mail.
  • The 72-hour rule is suspended.

All documents dropped off in the lobby will be deemed received at 5:00 p.m. on the date dropped off and processed on a first in, first out basis with focus on online submissions followed by drop-off and mail apostilles, conversions, and mergers as these currently cannot be submitted online. For fastest service, utilize our online services. If an online service in not available, you may include a prepaid airway bill and return envelope that we will use to return your documents.

Los Angeles Office

Effective Monday, December 7, 2020:

Our Los Angeles Regional office will be closed effective Monday, December 7, 2020. All documents normally submitted to the Los Angeles office must be mailed to the Sacramento office:

Secretary of State
Notary Public Section
1500 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

View the full notice here.