Secretary of State (SOS)
The Secretary of State's office is comprised of nearly 500 people who are dedicated to making government more transparent and accessible in the areas of elections, business, political campaigning, legislative advocacy, and historical treasures.
General Information: 916-653-6814
Phone Hours of Availability: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions
Phone or online requests for a Certificates of Status are not available at this time.
Internet point-of-contact for elections and voting, political reform, campaign finance, state archives, corporations and limited partnerships, and notary public. http://www.sos.ca.gov/
Learn more about the Business Entities Section of the Secretary of State here. http://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/business-entities/
The Business Programs Division, the largest division of the Secretary of State's office, supports California Businesses by registering and authenticating business ... http://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/
Find links to the various statements required to be filed with the California Secretary of State annually or biennially here. http://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/business-entities/statements/
California Business Search website moved to https://businessSearch.sos.ca.gov. http://kepler.sos.ca.gov/
The Secretary of State's office is comprised of nearly 500 people who are dedicated to making government more transparent and accessible in the areas of ... http://www.sos.ca.gov/administration/
The California Secretary of State provides authentication of public official signatures on documents to be used outside the United States of America. http://www.sos.ca.gov/notary/authentication/
Suspension/forfeiture notices from the Secretary of State or Franchise Tax Board. Complaints about a business entity. Copies of records and/or a Certificate of ... http://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/business-entities/faqs/