LLC California

California State Motto:

We make it easy to start your LLC in California. DBI Global Filings will handle all aspects of forming your LLC. Here is what we do for you:

  • Check your company name for availability with the California Secretary of State
  • Prepare and review the certificate of formation
  • Provide a California registered agent office and legal address
  • Submit initial LLC filing fee to California
  • Notify you of any annual compliance requirements

Here is some basic information for your review.

How to form a LLC in California?

  1. You'll need to select a Limited Liability Company name. The name must contain an LLC identifier such as LLC or L.L.C. “LLC” will be added if not included.
  2. You'll need a business addresses to include an initial street address of designated office in California (No PO Box) and an initial mailing address of LLC if different from initial street address. California will not accept abbreviations of city or state.
  3. You'll need a registered agent to receive service of process
  4. You'll need to decide if your LLC is going to be managed by: a) one member, b) More than one manager or c) All LLC member(s)
  5. This Purpose Statement must be included in your LLC articles of formation. (Do not alter Purpose Statement): "The purpose of the limited liability company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be organized under the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act."

How much does a LLC cost in California?

California charges a one-time fee of $70. A certified copy is available for an additional $5 per copy. They also assess an annual franchise tax fee of $800.

When are California LLC taxes due?

A $20 reporting fee and a statement of information are required 90 days after formation and then every two years. An annual $800 LLC franchise tax is due by the 15th day of the fourth month after LLC formation and every year thereafter.

What does DBI Global Filings do? How much do you charge?

Upon receiving your order, we prepare the articles of formation, ensure that the information complies with California state law, and review the filing for accuracy. We charge a one-time processing fee and an annual registered agent fee. Our processing fees are listed on our order form.

Information about other states is available by selecting a state from the menu below. Visit California website for more detailed information about incorporating. Thank you for your interest in forming an California LLC.


Our Incorporation Specialists are available by telephone, email or live chat.

Why order a LLC from DBI Global Filings, LLC?

  • Easy to order online, by phone or live chat
  • Transparent pricing -- our processing fee plus state fees -- no hidden fees
  • Experienced document retrieval staff
  • Same business day processing in most cases
  • Email and/or hard copy delivery
  • All major credit cards, Western Union and bank wires accepted
  • In business since 1986
  • Lifetime customer support

Start Your Business Today for Only $50 Plus State Filing Fees.