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How to Change Registered Agent 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 Registered Agent 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 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) Enter Manager's Address
6) Enter New Registered Agent's Name and/or 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 Agent for Service of Process tab, enter the New Registered Agent's Name and/or Address if individual, and search if corporation
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

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