Business Entities Records
Certificates, Copies and Status Reports
Certificates, copies and status reports can be obtained by submitting a request to the California Secretary of State's Sacramento office either in person (drop off) or by mail. Instructions and fees for ordering certificates, copies and status reports (as described below) are available on the Business Entities Records Order Form (pdf ~121KB) .
- Certificates - Customers can order certificates relating to business entities filed with the California Secretary of State such as a Certificate of Status certifying to the current status of an entity (e.g., active/good standing, suspended, dissolved, cancelled, etc.) or a Certificate of Filing certifying to the filing of a particular document by an entity (e.g., articles of incorporation, certificate of dissolution, certificate of cancellation, statement of information, etc.). In addition, customers can request a Certificate of No Record certifying there is no record of a particular business entity.
- Copies - Customers can order copies of business entity documents filed with the California Secretary of State such as formation/registration documents, amendment documents, termination documents and statements of information.
- Status reports - Customers can order status reports containing the complete business entity name, file number, status, jurisdiction and address(es).
If applicable, the status report will also include the type of business and the name and address of the principal member/manager/officer and agent for service of process.
Click here to download form: Business Entities Records Order Form