California Secretary of State News and Notices

Posted November 13, 2012:

Changes to California Business Entity Filings: Effective January 1, 2013, there are changes to California business entity filing requirements, relating to entity and agent addresses, future file date requests, and copy requests.

Posted August 29, 2012:

California Business Connect Project: The California Business Connect Project will increase efficiencies and allow readily available access to Secretary of State Records.

Posted January 1, 2012:

New Laws to Prevent Fraud: Effective January 1, 2012, there are new laws to prevent people from sending misleading solicitations to Californians.

Posted December 16, 2011:

Two New Types of Corporations: Effective January 1, 2012, there are two new subtypes of stock corporations in California — a "flexible purpose corporation" and a "benefit corporation." The new corporation subtypes allow entrepreneurs and investors to organize stock corporations that can pursue both economic and social objectives.