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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.
You can order
By Mail: Provide the Records Order Form, payment for fees, self-addressed envelope and a daytime phone number for any questions on your request cover letter.
In Person: Documents requested in person take priority over mailed requests, can usually be provided within 1 business day, and are charged an additional handling fee of $10.
How much does a California Certificate of Status cost?
To register as a California Corporation.
$5 for normal processing. $15 for in person orders.
Is expedited processing available?
No. In person requests are usually processed the same day.
Check, Money Order, Visa, or MasterCard. Make check or money order payable to: Secretary of State.
How long does it take to get a Certificate of Status?
In Person: within 1 business day. Processing times vary and can be checked Allow additional time for mailing. In general, it will take about 4 weeks to get back unless you walk in and get over the counter.
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
Certification and Records
1500 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
PO Box 944260
Sacramento, CA 94244-2600
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. We will get the certificate emailed to you in 1-3 days.