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How to Change Principal Office Address in California LLC

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California LLC Statement of Information

Are you a business owner looking for California LLC Statement of Information? With the ever-changing nature of business, sometimes it’s important to Change Principal Office Address your LLC to ensure the most accurate records are kept.

There are various ways to do this based on your state.
This guide will walk you through the steps to correctly do this for yourself in California:

Fill out LLC-12

This form is available here for download. Once downloaded, fill it out like so:

Fill out the form along with the Submission Cover Sheet (optional)
a) Contact Person is the submitter's information
b) Entity Name
c) Entity Number (if applicable)
d) Principal Office Address
Statement of Information Form
1) LLC name
2) LLC Entity (File) Number
3) Leave blank
4.a) Enter New Principal Office Address
4.b) Enter Mailing Address if different from 4.a
4.c) Leave blank
5.a) Enter Manager's Name, if individual - Do not complete item 5.b. If the LLC has more than one manager or member, enter the name(s) and address(es) of the additional mangers or members on Form LLC-12A https://bpd.cdn.sos.ca.gov/llc/forms/llc-12a.pdf
5.b) Enter Entity Name - Do not complete item 5.a
5.c) Manager's Address
6) Enter Registered Agent's Name and Address. If individual, complete 6.a and 6.b. If corporation, complete 6.c ONLY.
7) Business purpose
8) Leave blank
9) Select "No"
10) Enter first manager's email address
11) Date, First Manager's Name, Capacity, and Signature

There's multiple ways to submit this form - online, by mail, via fax, in-person.

Submit it online

1) Go to the Secretary of State's website: https://bizfileonline.sos.ca.gov/search/business and look up the LLC using its name.
2) Click on the LLC and then select "File Statement of Information".
3) Fill in all the required details.
5) On the Business Address tab, enter the New Principal Office Address
6) Pay

Submit it by mail

1) Print and sign the form (including the Submission Cover Sheet)
2) Make all checks or money orders payable to the Secretary of State
3) Mail the documents to:
California Secretary of State
Business Programs Division-Business Entities
PO Box 944260
Sacramento, CA 94244-2600

Related:

  1. Prepare by choosing a Name and Registered Agent
  2. File Certificate of Formation with the State of Texas
  3. Apply for an EIN with the IRS
  4. Obtain an Operating Agreement
  5. Handle Ongoing Texas Compliance and Maintenance
  1. Change Entity Name for your California LLC
  2. Change Registered Address for your California LLC
  3. How to maintain your California LLC

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