Formation - Limited Liability Companies (LLC)

Welcome to the Secretary of State's online service for Limited Liability Companies (LLC) formation. This online service is the electronic version of the Articles of Organization (Form LLC-1).

Filing Fee:                  $70.00

Certified Copy Fee:   $5.00

Copies:                       Free. Upon filing, you will receive a free copy of your filed document via email.

All fees must be paid by VISA or MasterCard when submitting online.

Note: LLCs may have to pay minimum $800 tax to the California Franchise Tax Board each year. For more information, go to

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