Instructions for Completing the
Statement of Information (Form SI-550)
For faster processing, the required statement for most corporations can be filed online at bizfile.sos.ca.gov.
Every California stock, agricultural cooperative and registered foreign corporation must file a Statement of Information with
the California Secretary of State within 90 days of registering with the California Secretary of State, and every year thereafter
during a specific 6-month filing period based on the original registration date, as described in the chart below. Changes to
information contained in a previously filed Statement of Information can be made by filing a new Form SI-550, completed in its
entirety. If there has been no change in any of the information contained in the previous complete Statement of Information filed
with the California Secretary of State, a Statement of No Change (Form SI-550 NC) may be used instead of this Statement of
Information (Form SI-550). A California nonprofit corporation is not authorized to file a Form SI-550 and must file a complete
Statement of Information using Form SI-100.
Status of Corporation: In order to file Form SI-550, the status of the corporation must be active or suspended/forfeited on the
records of the California Secretary of State. The status of the corporation can be checked online on the Secretary of State’s
Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. See the FTB Suspension/Forfeiture section below for information about resolving
an FTB suspended/forfeited status.
Fees: See chart below. Checks should be made payable to the Secretary of State.
Copies: To obtain a copy or certified copy of this filed Statement of Information, include payment for copy fees and certification fees
at the time this Statement of Information is submitted. Copy fees are $1.00 for the first page and $.50 for each attachment page.
For certified copies, there is an additional $5.00 certification fee, per document.
Processing Times: For current processing times, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
Type of Filing
Description
Form to Use
Fee
Initial Filing The initial filing is due 90 days from the entity’s
registration date.
Statement of Information - Form SI-550
$25.00
Required
Periodic
Filing
This statement is due every year based on
the entity’s registration date.
The filing period includes the registration
month and the immediately preceding five
(5) months.
Statement of No Change - Form SI-550 NC, if
no changes have occurred in any of the
information contained in the previous
complete Statement of Information filed with
the California Secretary of State
Or
Statement of Information - Form SI-550, if
changes have occurred
$25.00
No Fee
Statement
A Statement of Information submitted before
the next required statement is due but after the
initial or required filing requirements have been
met to update information including changes to
information for the agent for service of process.
Statement of Information - Form SI-550
No Fee
Statutory Required 6 Month Filing Window for Corporations
Month of Registration or
Conversion
Statement of Information
Applicable Filing Period
First Day of
Through Last Day of
January August January
February September February
March October March
April November April
May December May
June January June
July February July
August March August
September April September
October May October
November June November
December July December
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If you are not completing this form online, please type or print legibly in black or blue ink. Complete the Statement of
Information (Form SI-550) as follows:
Item
Tips
1.
Enter the name of the corporation exactly as it
appears on file with the California Secretary of
State, including the entity ending (ex:Jones &
Company, Inc.” or “Smith Construction
Company”).
The name must match exactly the name as shown on the
records of the California Secretary of State.
If your corporation is a registered foreign corporation using an
assumed name in California (e.g. “ABC CORPORATION DOING
BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA AS ABC CORPORATION OF
DELAWARE”), you must enter the complete assumed name.
2. Enter the 7-digit file number issued by the
California Secretary of State.
The 7-digit file number is provided by the Secretary of State
above the file stamp at the top of the corporation’s registration
document filed with the California Secretary of State.
To ensure you have the correct file number and exact name of
the corporation, look to your registration document filed with the
California Secretary of State and any name change
amendments.
Secretary of State Records can be accessed online through our
Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. While
searching the Business Search, be sure to identify your entity
correctly including the jurisdiction that matches your entity.
3a. Enter the complete street address, city, state
and zip code of the corporation’s principal
executive office.
The complete street address is required, including the street
name and number, city, state and zip code.
Address must be a physical address.
Do not enter a P.O. Box address, an “in care of” address, or
abbreviate the name of the city.
3b. Enter the complete mailing address, city, state
and zip code of the corporation, if different from
Item 3a.
This address will be used for mailing purposes and may be a
P.O. Box address or “in care of” an individual or entity.
Do not abbreviate the name of the city.
3c. Enter the complete street address, city and zip
code of the corporation’s principal office in
California, if any and if different from Item 3a.
Complete this item 3c only if the address in
Item 3a is outside of California.
The complete street address is required, including the street
name and number, city and zip code.
Address must be a physical address in California.
Do not enter a P.O. Box address, an “in care of” address, or
abbreviate the name of the city.
If Item 3a is an address in California leave Item 3c blank and
proceed to Item 4.
4. Enter the name and complete business or
residential address of the corporation’s:
a. Chief Executive Officer (i.e. president)
b. Secretary and
c. Chief Financial Officer (i.e. treasurer).
Do not abbreviate the name of the city.
Every corporation is required to have at least these 3 officers.
An additional title for the Chief Executive Officer and Chief
Financial Officer may be added; however, the preprinted titles on
this form must not be altered.
Unless the articles of incorporation or bylaws provide otherwise,
the president, of if there is no president, the chairperson of the
board, is the chief executive officer of the corporation.
California Corporations Only: Any number of offices may be held
by the same person unless the articles of incorporation or bylaws
provide otherwise, except, in the case of a California agricultural
cooperative, neither the president nor the secretary may be the
same person.
5a. California Stock and Agricultural Cooperative
Corporations ONLY:
Enter the name and complete business or
residential address of the corporation’s current
director(s).
If the corporation has more than one director, enter the name(s)
and addresses of the additional directors on Form SI-550A
available at https://bpd.cdn.sos.ca.gov/corp/pdf/so/si-550a.pdf.
Please do not abbreviate the name of the city.
Every California stock and agricultural cooperative corporation is
required to have at least one director.
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5b. California Stock and Agricultural Cooperative
Corporations ONLY:
Enter the number of vacancies on the board of
directors, if any.
6.
The corporation must have an Agent for
Service of Process.
There are two types of Agents that can be
named:
an individual (e.g. owner, director or any other
individual) who resides in California with a
physical California street address; OR
a registered corporate agent qualified with the
California Secretary of State.
An Agent for Service of Process is responsible for accepting legal
documents (e.g. service of process, lawsuits, subpoenas, other
types of legal notices, etc.) on behalf of the corporation.
You must provide information for either an individual OR a
registered corporate agent, not both.
If using a registered corporate agent, the corporation must have a
current agent registration certificate on file with the California
Secretary of State as required by Section 1505.
6a & b.
If Individual Agent:
Enter the name of the agent for service of
process and the agent’s complete California
street address, city and zip code.
If an individual is designated as the agent,
complete Items 6a and 6b ONLY. Do not
complete Item 6c.
The complete street address is required, including the street
name and number, city and zip code.
Do not enter a P.O. Box address, an “in care of” address, or
abbreviate the name of the city.
Many times, a small corporation will designate an officer or
director as the agent for service of process.
The individual agent should be aware that the name and the
physical street address of the agent for service of process is a
public record, open to all (as are all the addresses of the
corporation provided in filings made with the California Secretary
of State).
6c.
If Registered Corporate Agent:
Enter the name of the registered corporate
agent exactly as registered in California.
If a registered corporate agent is designated
as the agent, complete Item 6c ONLY. Do
not complete Items 6a and 6b.
Before a corporation is designated as agent for another
corporation, that corporation must have a current agent
registration certificate on file with the California Secretary of State
as required by Section 1505 stating the address(es) of the
registered corporate agent and the authorized employees that will
accept service of process of legal documents and notices on
behalf of the corporation.
Advanced approval must be obtained from a registered
corporate agent prior to designating that corporation as your
agent for service of process.
No California or foreign corporation may register as a California
corporate agent unless the corporation currently is authorized to
engage in business in California and is in good standing on the
records of the California Secretary of State.
Provide your Registered Corporate Agent’s exact name as
registered with the California Secretary of State. To confirm that
you are providing the exact name of the Registered Corporate
Agent, go to https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov/frmlist1505s.asp.
7. Briefly describe the general type of business
that is the principal business activity of the
corporation.
8. Type or print the date, the name and title of the
person completing this form and sign where
indicated.
Mail Submission Cover Sheet (Optional): To make it easier to receive communication related to this document, including the
purchased copy of the filed document, if any, complete the Mail Submission Cover Sheet. For the Return Address: Enter the name
of a designated person and/or company and the corresponding mailing address. Please note that the Mail Submission Cover Sheet
will be treated as correspondence and will not be made part of the filed document.
Where to File: The completed form along with the applicable fees can be mailed to Secretary of State, Statement of Information
Unit, P.O. Box 944230, Sacramento, CA 94244-2300 or delivered in person (drop off) to the Sacramento office, 1500 11th Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814.
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Legal Authority: General statutory filing provisions are found in California Corporations Code sections 1502 and 2117 and Food
and Agriculture Code section 54040. All statutory references are to the California Corporations Code, unless otherwise stated.
Failure to file this Statement of Information by the due date will result in the assessment of a $250.00 penalty. (Sections 2204 and
2206; California Revenue and Taxation Code section 19141.)
Publicly Traded Corporations: Every publicly traded California stock and foreign corporation also must file a Corporate Disclosure
Statement (Form SI-PT) annually, within 150 days after the end of its fiscal year. Apublicly traded corporation” is a corporation
generally has at least one class of stock or other securities listed or admitted for trading on a national securities exchange, on the
OTC-Bulletin Board, or on the electronic service operated by Pink OTC Markets Inc. Form SI-PT may be obtained from the
Secretary of State’s website at bizfile.sos.ca.gov or by calling the Statement of Information Unit at
(916) 657-5448.
FTB Suspension/Forfeiture: If the corporation’s status is FTB suspended/forfeited, the status must be resolved with the California
Franchise Tax Board (FTB) for the corporation to be returned to active status. For revivor requirements, go to the FTB’s website at
https://www.ftb.ca.gov or contact the FTB at (800) 852-5711 (from within the U.S.) or (916) 845-6500 (from outside the U.S.).
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Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
Statement of Information, P.O. Box 944230, Sacramento, CA 94244-2300
Mail Submission Cover Sheet
Instructions:
Complete and include this form with your submission. This information only will be used to communicate with you
in writing about the submission. This form will be treated as correspondence and will not be made part of the filed
document.
Make all checks or money orders payable to the Secretary of State.
Standard processing time for submissions to this office is approximately 5 business days from receipt. All
submissions are reviewed in the date order of receipt. For updated processing time information, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
Optional Copy and Certification Fees:
If applicable, include optional copy and certification fees with your submission.
For applicable copy and certification fee information, refer to the instructions of the specific form you are submitting.
Entity Information: (Please type or print legibly)
Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Entity Number (if applicable): _____________________________________
Comments:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Return Address: For written communication from the Secretary of State related to this document, or if purchasing a
copy of the filed document enter the name of a person or company and the mailing address.
Name:
Company:
Address:
City/State/Zip:
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Secretary of State
Statement of Information
(California Stock, Agricultural
Cooperative and Foreign Corporations)
SI-550
IMPORTANTRead instructions before completing this form.
Fees (Filing plus Disclosure) $25.00;
Copy FeesFirst page $1.00; each attachment page $0.50;
Certification Fee - $5.00 plus copy fees
1. Corporation Name (Enter the exact name of the corporation as it is recorded with the California
Secretary of State. Note: If you registered in California using an assumed name, see instructions.)
This Space For Office Use Only
2. 7-Digit Secretary of State File Number
3. Business Addresses
a. Street Address of Principal Executive Office - Do not list a P.O. Box City (no abbreviations) State Zip Code
b. Mailing Address of Corporation, if different than item 3a
City (no abbreviations) State Zip Code
c. Street Address of Principal California Office, if any and if different than Item 3a - Do not list a P.O. Box
City (no abbreviations) State
CA
Zip Code
4. Officers
The Corporation is required to list all three of the officers set forth below. An additional title for the Chief Executive Officer and Chief
Financial Officer may be added; however, the preprinted titles on this form must not be altered.
a. Chief Executive Officer/ First Name
Middle Name Last Name Suffix
Address City (no abbreviations) State Zip Code
b. Secretary First Name
Middle Name Last Name Suffix
Address City (no abbreviations) State Zip Code
c. Chief Financial Officer/ First Name
Middle Name Last Name Suffix
Address City (no abbreviations) State Zip Code
5. Director(s)
California Stock and Agricultural Cooperative Corporations ONLY: Item 5a: At least one name and address must be listed. If the
Corporation has additional directors, enter the name(s) and addresses on Form SI-550A (see instructions).
a. First Name Middle Name Last Name Suffix
Address City (no abbreviations) State Zip Code
b. Number of Vacancies on the Board of Directors, if any
6. Service of Process
(Must provide either Individual OR Corporation.)
INDIVIDUALComplete Items 6a and 6b only. Must include agent’s full name and California street address.
a. California Agent's First Name (if agent is not a corporation)
Middle Name
Last Name
Suffix
b. Street Address (if agent is not a corporation) - Do not enter a P.O. Box
City (no abbreviations)
State
CA
Zip Code
CORPORATIONComplete Item 6c only. Only include the name of the registered agent Corporation.
c. California Registered Corporate Agent’s Name (if agent is a corporation) – Do not complete Item 6a or 6b
7. Type of Business
Describe the type of business or services of the Corporation
8. The Information contained herein, including in any attachments, is true and correct.
______________________ _____________________________________________________________ ________________________ ________________________________
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Date Type or Print Name of Person Completing the Form
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