How to get a Certificate of Status from the California Secretary of State
You can order by mail, or in person, but we recommend mailing. Normal processing costs $5. Processing times vary and can be checked online.
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How much does a California Certificate of Status cost?
$5 for normal processing.
Is expedited processing available?
No. In person requests are usually processed the same day.
Check, Money Order, Visa, or MasterCard.
How long does it take to get a Certificate of Status?
In Person: within 1 business day.
How will the Certificate of Status come back after I order from the California Secretary of State?
It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or Fed Ex airbill. Return service by fax or email is not available.
California Secretary of State
If you would like Northwest Registered Agent to get your certificate of Status, we obtain these in our Sacramento office for $75 if you're a registered agent client, and $200 if you're not a registered agent client. We will get the certificate emailed to you in 1-3 days.
001 Northwest Registered Agent, Inc.
San Francisco, CA 94117
San Francisco County