Articles of Incorporation (California Corporation)You can use the Articles of Incorporation to formally incorporate your for-profit corporation in California.
You can use the Articles of Incorporation to formally incorporate your for-profit corporation in California. Once completed, you need to file this Articles of Incorporation with the California Secretary of State.
This document is for a for-profit corporation and shouldn’t be used if you are wanting to incorporate a limited liability company, partnership or not-for-profit corporation.
What do the Articles of Incorporation cover?
This document contains only the information required by the California Corporations Code for a short form certificate. This includes:
The name of the corporation - you need to provide a name for the corporation that complies with the naming requirements. Failure to do this will result in your Articles of Incorporations being rejected.
The purpose of the corporation – This statement of purpose cannot be altered.
The address of your registered agent for service of process – California law requires you to appoint a California registered agent who accepts legal correspondence and certain tax documents on behalf of your company.
The corporate address.
Classes of shares that can be issued.