As the attorneys, CPAs, and other licensed professionals who deal with small and large businesses know firsthand, California law requires that every for-profit California corporation and limited liability company (LLC) file a Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State within 90 days of filing the original Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization.

Additionally, a for-profit corporation (such as a C-Corp or S-Corp) must re-file the Statement of Information at certain times. A corporation must file a state of information:

  • Annually; and
  • whenever the corporation: (1) moves, (2) elects new officers, (3) adds or deletes directors, (3) changes the name of its registered agent for service of process, or (4) changes the type of business the corporation is engaged in.

A California LLC must re-file its Statement of Information twice a year and whenever there is a change to: (1) the name of the limited liability company, (2) the name and/or address of the agent for service of process required to be maintained, (3) the street address of the LLC’s principal executive office, or (4) the name and complete business or residence addresses of any manager, officer or the Chief executive officer, if any. 

Furthermore, if the LLC is a member-managed LLC, the LLC must refile the Statement of Information if the name and/or business or residence address of each member changes; or if the principal business activity of the LLC changes.

It is important to note that both a corporation and an LLC must file a Statement of Information in California even if the corporation or LLC is no longer actively engaged in business. If you need to file a dissolution for your client’s business, click here.

Attorneys Corporation Service can help you file a Statement of Information cheaply and quickly. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

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