California Limited Liability Company

How to form an LLC in California:

You can form a California LLC by completing formation documents called Articles of Organization. After completing the articles, you submit them to the California Secretary of State and submit a filing/recording fee. Or, if you don’t want the hassle and worry of making a mistake, you can hire us to complete the form your LLC in California for you.

What is required to file California LLC Articles of Organization?

To form a California LLC, you file articles of organization. Your LLC articles can be basic or complicated. They cost $70, payable to the California Secretary of State. When you hire Northwest to do your California LLC registration, we custom draft your California LLC articles of organization.

If you’d like to save some money, you could just hire us as your California registered agent, and then we provide you with all the proper forms to file, along with filing instructions. It’s all in your online account immediately.

The basic California LLC requirements are:

  1. The business name must have a limited liability company ending or variation of it.
  2. New California LLCs name must be different than already registered California companies.
  3. Duration of the California LLC.
  4. The purpose of the California limited liability company.
  5. The California registered agent and the physical address.
  6. If the limited liability company is to be managed by one or more managers or members.  The members or managers names are not required on the initial articles.
  7. The California organizer must sign.
  8. California does not require original signatures on filings. The registered California LLC paperwork will be mailed to the person who made the filing. You must mail your order in duplicate if you expect to get anything back.