Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that for the first time, Californians can file Limited Liability Company, or LLC, Statements of Information online. Secretary Padilla also unveiled bizfile California, a new online portal to help businesses file, search, and order business records quickly and conveniently from one webpage. The announcement was made at WeWork's Embarcadero Center office alongside business leaders from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, California Business Roundtable and Golden Gate Business Association. More than 5,000 LLC Statements of Information have been filed online since the launch.
Click here for the Secretary of State’s online LLC Statement of Information portal
Click here for the Secretary of State’s bizfile California online portal
The new bizfile California portal is part of Secretary of State Padilla’s Digital Initiative to modernize and digitize the agency’s divisions, including the Business Programs Division. In December, the Secretary launched California Business Search which now provides access to more than 10 million records related to corporations, LLCs and limited partnerships along with the ability to download PDF images of documents at no charge. In March, he announced upgrades to the Secretary of State’s online search engine of successor-in-interest claims.
The Secretary recently launched a new online resource page connecting aspiring business owners with information they need to start a business in California. The resource page includes a Starting a Business Checklist as well as a Starting a New Business in California brochure.