California Statutory Agent

California Statutory Agent Service

A California Statutory Agent will be the communication contact between the government and your California LLC or California Corporation. What this means is the state will send a renewal notice or compliance notice to the registered agents office address in California. A process server trying to deliver court paperwork to your California business will take them to your California Statutory Agents official office in California.

California Statutory Agent service is needed by all those who want to file a new LLC or Corporation in California. We understand every client may be different, so we try hard not to cram you into our box. You tell us how to customize your California Statutory Agent service experience, and the odds are your filing solutions portal already has the ability to do just what you’ve dreamed of:

  • Want us to notify your lawyer whenever we accept service of process?
  • Want us to notify a business partner or spouse?
  • How often do you want annual report notifications?
  • What kind of compliance update method do you prefer?
  • Want to list our registered office address on your state business filings?
  • Want to receive mail at our office?


A Real Solution

At our Corporate Filing Solutions California office, our goal is to provide you a solution, not an invoice. It’s not really just our goal though, it’s our bloodline… Solutions is our last name. Making corporate filings easy isn’t just our wheelhouse, it’s literally our domain.


Why Corporate Filing Solutions for Registered Agent in California

  • Instant California Statutory Agent Service
    Sign up online and get instant access to your Filing Solutions Portal with California Statutory Agent service. There you’ll find all the California Secretary of State PDF forms ready for use, pre-filled with our registered agent information, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to complete filings yourself directly with the state. This is called Filings Made Easy™.
  • You Choose Payment Frequency
    When you hire us as your California Statutory Agent, you choose how often you want to pay. As you can see below, we charge less if you pay for more years of service in advance. Take a look:
Registered Agent Packages
1 Year $95 Per Year $95 Total
2 Years $85 Per Year $170 Total
3 Years $75 Per Year $225 Total
4 Years $65 Per Year $260 Total
5 Years $55 Per Year $275 Total
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  • Instant Documents
    We scan all you service of process and legal documents that we receive at our California registered office to you the same day. This makes sure that you are never late in responding to a notice for your California LLC or California Corporation.
  • No Additional Fees
    The price listed as your annual service fee is what you pay. We have no additional fees for mail forwarding and processing. You can pay for many years up front if you desire less invoicing.
  • Consolidation Made Simple
    We always file your change of registered agent filing for free and cover the state fees, but you can use our services in any US state. Our service gets better and easier the more corporate entities and state registrations you have. This is where our professional grade Filing Solutions Portal really shines.
  • We’re a Boutique Law Firm Service Provider
    We service corporate lawyers specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and corporate maintenance. As a direct consumer, you get the same commercial grade tools that corporate law firms utilize.
  • Ongoing Support
    We send reminders specific to your corporate entity to help you maintain your company registration in California yourself. Our goal is to make corporate filings easy by providing help along the way, but if at any point you just don’t want to deal with it, we charge a minimal fee to pick up where you leave off. We file with the state, scan the filed copy into your portal and return it to you in an expedited time frame. It’s what we do. You can add any kind of corporate filing in your Filing Solutions Portal.
  • Powerful Corporate Filings Portal
    You can enter your corporate information one time in your Filing Solutions Portal and generate any corporate filing you need: from formations, registrations and annual reports to meeting minutes, operating agreements and stock certificates. We include instant steps and tools to do corporate filings yourself, or you can easily hand them off to us to complete and file for you.


Change California Statutory Agent

A corporation can change California statutory agent by filing a Statement of Information (Form SI-200) with the Secretary of State’s office. Corporations file the Statement annually, but it can be submitted at any time to amend the registered agent information. When submitted during the applicable filing period, there is a $20 fee and a $5 disclosure fee, but outside this period there is no fee. Change California registered agent for a better business experience.

A corporation can file online.

Change Your California LLC Statutory Agent

To change a registered agent in California, a limited liability company files a Statement of Information with the Secretary of State. This form is required to be submitted every two years, but it can be filed at any time to change agents. There is a $20 to file the Statement of Information during the normal filing period. Statements sent outside the normal filing period require no fee.

Corporation Form Statement of Information (filed online)
Corporation Fee $25 (if filed during regular annual period)
LLC Form Statement of Information
LLC Fee $20 (if filed during normal biennial period)


We Make Business Easy

Corporate Filing Solutions is the premier nationwide business service provider. We have local offices in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia. We provide sophisticated compliance monitoring and deadline tracking to keep you in good standing no matter where you are located.

We will be the point of contact between you and the California Secretary of State. We will keep you notified about not only service of process, but upcoming tax deadlines and annual/biennial reports. You will never have to worry about missing an important deadline.


Change California Statutory Agent to Corporate Filing Solutions

  • Speedy Delivery: We upload all of your documents within minutes of entering our local California office. You are notified immediately and can access them the same day.
  • Simplified Compliance: Our software tracks all of your compliance requirements in real time and updates you continually as deadlines approach.
  • Data Security: We have specifically designed a safe, secure network with the integrity of your data as our main goal.

When Do I File My Statement of Information?

To change your registered agent, the SI can be submitted at any time.

California Corporations

After forming a corporation, a SI must be received by the Secretary of State within 90 days, and then annually thereafter during the calendar month in which the Articles of Incorporation were originally filed (if the corporation was formed in June, the SI is filed each year in June).

California LLCs

After filing Articles of Organization, an LLC must submit an SI within 90 days, and then every two years (biennially) during the month calendar month the Articles were originally filed in. The SI is required to be sent even if the LLC has conducted no business during the previous two years.


Why Hire Corporate Filing Solutions for California Statutory Agent Service?

Starting your LLC or Corporation in California shouldn’t be a hassle or a time consumer. That’s why we offer Filings Made Easy™ to make starting a Limited Liability Company or Corporation in California super easy with our California Statutory Agent service.

Hire us and relax while our filing experts form your new California LLC or INC. Our staff will process orders the same business day as they are received. To make things even easier, we bundle the first year of registered agent service and ensure your California LLC or Corp comes fully equipped and ready to do its job.

Start your LLC Or Corporation in California and get Registered Agent service for as low as $55.


California Statutory Agent FAQ

What Does a California Registered Agent Do?

A California registered agent–also called a CA statutory agent–is an individual or business entity appointed to accept service of process, legal correspondence, and official business mail on behalf of a company. As your California statutory agent, we accept these documents, contact you the same day, and upload these documents into your online account. You can view them immediately.

By providing this service, a registered agent helps to ensure that a business can always be contacted for legal matters and official notifications.

How Do I Appoint a California Statutory Agent?

A California statutory agent is appointed when you form a domestic business or register a foreign (out-of-state) company with the CA Secretary of State. You can designate a registered agent on the following documents:

  • California LLC: Articles of Organization
  • California Corporation: Articles of Incorporation
  • Foreign LLC: Application to Register
  • Foreign Corporation: Statement and Designation
What's the Difference Between a Registered and a Statutory Agent?

There is no difference. Different states have different terms for the same service. In fact, many states have multiple terms for the same service.

In California, you may come across the following:

  • California Statutory Agent
  • California Registered Agent
  • California Agent for Service of Process
  • California Commercial Registered Agent

All of these refer to the same service.

Who Can Be A California Statutory Agent?

California state law allows the following to act as a statutory agent:

  • Individual resident of the state
  • Domestic or foreign corporation in good standing with the Secretary of State

An LLC cannot be appointed as a statutory agent in California.

Can An LLC Be Appointed As a Statutory Agent in California?

No. An LLC cannot act as a California statutory agent.

Does My California Registered Agent Have to Consent?

Yes. You cannot appoint a California registered agent without their consent. If you are appointing a corporation as your agent, the corporation must file a certificate with the Secretary of State consenting to act as a statutory agent.

How Do I Change My California Statutory Agent?

To change a California statutory agent you can file a Statement of Information with the Secretary of State updating your agent information. California businesses must file a Statement of Information within specific periods of time, called filing windows. If you file within your filing window, you would pay the normal processing fee. If you file outside your filing window (to change your agent only), there is no fee.

  • LLC Fee: $20
  • Corporation Fee: $25

Corporations can file a Statement of Information online. LLCs cannot.

Read the California State Statute

California Corporations Code Section 17701.13

(a) A limited liability company shall designate and continuously maintain in this state both of the following:

(1) An office, which need not be a place of its activity in this state.

(2) An agent for service of process.

(b) A foreign limited liability company that has a certificate of registration under Section 17708.02 shall designate and continuously maintain in this state an agent for service of process.

(c) An agent for service of process of a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company shall be an individual who is a resident of this state or a corporation that has complied with Section 1505 and whose capacity to act as an agent has not terminated.  If a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company designates a corporation as its agent for service of process in an instrument filed with the Secretary of State, no address for that agent for service of process shall be set forth in that instrument.


California Secretary of State Contact

Mailing Address:

California Secretary of State
Business Entities Filings
PO Box 944228
Sacramento, CA 94244-2280

In-Person Address:

Secretary of State
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814