Corporations Code §§ 200-202 et seq. and 13400 et seq., Revenue and Taxation Code § 23153. 2014 California Secretary of State
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Articles of Incorporation of a
To form a professional 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://www.ftb.ca.gov.
Note: Before submitting the completed form, you should consult with a
private attorney for advice about your specific business needs.
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For questions about this form, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/filing-tips.htm.
Corporate Name (List the proposed corporate name. Contact the California state board or agency that controls your profession to find out if
your profession is authorized to be a corporation in California and if there are any specific corporate name style rules. Go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/name-availability.htm for general corporate name requirements and restrictions.)
The name of the corporation is _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Corporate Purpose (List the authorized profession.)
The purpose of the corporation is to engage in the profession of ______________________________________________________________
and any other lawful activities (other than the banking or trust company business) not prohibited to a corporation
engaging in such profession by applicable laws and regulations. This corporation is a professional
corporation within the meaning of California Corporations Code section 13400 et seq.
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 Street Address (if agent is not a corporation) - Do not list a P.O. Box City (no abbreviations) State Zip
Initial Street Address of Corporation - Do not list a P.O. Box City (no abbreviations) State Zip
Initial Mailing Address of Corporation, if different from 4a City (no abbreviations) State Zip
Shares (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 www.dbo.ca.gov 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
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
Upon filing, we will return one (1) uncertified copy of your filed
document for free, and will certify the copy upon request and
payment of a $5 certification fee.
Secretary of State
Business Entities, P.O. Box 944260
Sacramento, CA 94244-2600
Secretary of State
1500 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814