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Articles of Incorporation of a
Close Corporation
To form a close corporation in California, you can fill out this form or
prepare your own document, and submit for filing along with:
– A $100 filing fee.
– A separate, non-refundable $15 service fee also must be included,
if you drop off the completed form or document.
Important! Corporations in California may have to pay a minimum $800
yearly tax to the California Franchise Tax Board. For more information,
go to https://
Note: Before submitting the completed form, you should consult with a
private attorney for advice about your specific business needs.
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Corporate Name
(List the proposed corporation name. The name must include the word Corporation, Incorporated or Limited or an abbreviation
of one of those words. Go to
for general corporate name requirements and restrictions.)
The name of the corporation is
Corporate Purpose
The purpose of the corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a corporation may be
organized under the General Corporation Law of California other than the banking business, the trust company
business or the practice of a profession permitted to be incorporated by the California Corporations Code.
Service of Process
(List a California resident or a California registered corporate agent that agrees to be your initial agent to accept service of
process in case your corporation is sued. You may list any adult who lives in California. You may not list your own corporation as the agent. Do
not list an address if the agent is a California registered corporate agent as the address for service of process is already on file.)
Agent's Name
Agent's Street Address (if agent is not a corporation) - Do not list a P.O. Box
City (no abbreviations)
Corporate Addresses
Initial Street Address of Corporation - Do not list a P.O. Box
City (no abbreviations)
Initial Mailing Address of Corporation, if different from 4a
City (no abbreviations)
(List the number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue. Note: Before shares of stock are sold or issued, the corporation must
comply with the Corporate Securities Law of 1968 administered by the California Department of Business Oversight. For more information, go to
or call the California Department of Business Oversight at (866) 275-2677.)
This corporation is authorized to issue only one class of shares of stock.
The total number of shares which this corporation is authorized to issue is
Number of Shareholders
(List the number of shareholders the corporation is authorized to have. The number must not exceed 35
This corporation is a Close Corporation. All of the corporation's issued
shares of stock, of all classes, will be held of record by not more than
(Must not exceed 35)
This form must be signed by each incorporator. If you need more space, attach extra pages that are 1-sided and on standard letter-
sized paper (8 1/2" x 11"). All attachments are made part of these articles of incorporation.
Incorporator - Sign here
Print your name here
Make check/money order payable to: Secretary of State
By Mail
Upon filing, we will return one (1) uncertified copy of your filed
Secretary of State
Secretary of State
document for free, and will certify the copy upon request and
Business Entities, P.O. Box 944260
1500 11th Street., 3rd Floor
payment of a $5 certification fee.
Sacramento, CA 94244-2600
Sacramento, CA 95814
Corporations Code §§
200-202 et
seq., Revenue and Taxation Code §
2014 California Secretary of State
ARTS-CL (REV 03/2014)
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