California Registered Agent Service
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If you’re forming a California corporation or a California LLC, registering an out of state entity in California for a certificate of authority or certificate of registration, or are just getting ready to incorporate in California, you’ll need a California registered agent.
Our California registered agent service includes:
- Timely reminders to file your California annual reports.
- An online account you can log into at any time to view, download and/or store your important California documents or track your annual report due dates.
- You’ll get an email and invoice asking you to renew our service. You don’t automatically get charged.
- All California service of process and important documents are scanned and uploaded immediately into your online account at our California office.
- Immediate forms for filing with the state of California, prepopulated with our California registered agent information.
- Quickly and easily add a state or incorporation service in your online account.
OUR CALIFORNIA REGISTERED AGENT SERVICE IS JUST $49 A YEAR.
We aren’t some random website. We’re an actual California registered agent that helps people like you legally operate in California. Our legal address is above!
You pay one flat rate every year. We don’t upsell. There are no hidden fees, cancellation fees, or middle of the year “forwarding” fees.
We are a California registered agent service that helps keep local California businesses in good standing with the California Secretary of State by acting as their registered agent. We also help people form domestic California entities and help out of state businesses register to do business in California.
*For a limited time*
California has lifted formation and registration fees for LLCs and corporations. So, it’s never been a better time to form a business in the Golden State! Note that you’ll still need to file an Initial Statement of Information, which is $20 (plus an additional $5 disclosure fee for corporations).
So with California Registered Agent, pay just our $100 business formation fee, $49 a year registered agent fee and the state filing fee in the chart below (expediting available for an additional fee).
|Entity||Statement Fee||California Registered Agent Required?|
|Foreign California LLC||$20||Yes|
|Foreign California Corporation||$25||Yes|
You can make these filings by submitting the forms and payment (credit card, debit card, or check) to the California Secretary of State‘s online business portal or you can walk your documents into the Secretary of State office in Sacramento.
Current Processing Times:
Domestic corporations and LLCs
Online filings take around 6 business days. 1-2 day expediting is an additional $350.
Walk-in filings (add $15 for the counter drop-off fee) take around 3 business days.
Foreign corporations and LLCs
Online filings can take up to a month. 1-2 day expediting is an additional $350.
Walk-in filings (add $15 for the counter drop-off fee) take 12 business days
Walk-in filings with expedite service take 3 business days
Does this all feel like a bit much? Hire us for all your LLC formation or incorporating needs, and our expert staff will prepare and submit your formation documents within one day. We’ll navigate the maze of California business filings so that you can focus on getting your business up and running. We’ll also give you a California business address to use on your documents so that you can keep your home address private!
In California, the Secretary of State does not require that signatures on documents be originals. We do not have to sign your forms as your registered agent. If you sign up for our California registered agent service, you’ll receive all the necessary forms pre-populated with our California registered agent information on them to make your filings with the California Secretary of State immediately. We do not have to sign your forms as your registered agent. You will have what you need, AND understand what to do with it, in less than 10 minutes. If you’re changing registered agents to us, you have to refile a Statement of Information. Corporations can do so online: https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov
HAVE AN OUT OF STATE CORPORATION OR LLC THAT NEEDS TO DO BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA?
A certificate of good standing from your home state is needed when filing a certificate of authority as a foreign LLC or foreign corporation in California. Here is a list of fees from some of the common states that foreign entities are from:
- Utah: $12
- Oregon: $10
- New Mexico : $25-$50
After successfully registering in California, most California business entities have to file an initial report (the California Statement of Information) within 90 days of the forming with the state. They will then file either annual or biennial Statements of Information after that, depending on the type of business in question. The Statement of Information filings can be done online.
If you are going to do business in California, you will need a registered agent. Having your business actually means something to us. and you won’t have a bunch of red tape and hidden fees with us. We aren’t a huge company, but because we actually do business and pay taxes in California, we have the resources in place to make sure we get the job done for you and stay at the top of our game. You can contact our customer service team with any question you might have about California registered agent service and forming or registering a business in California. We’d love the opportunity to serve you.