Form AMDT-NP-NA "Certificate of Amendment of Articles of Incorporation - Name Change Only - Nonprofit" - California

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Instructions for Completing the Certificate of Amendment of
Articles of Incorporation - Name Change Only - Nonprofit (Form AMDT-NP-NA)
To change the name of a domestic (formed in California) nonprofit corporation, the corporation must file a
Certificate of Amendment of Articles of Incorporation that meets the requirements of California Corporations
Code sections
5062, 5076, 5810-5817
(public benefit and religious corporations),
7810-7817
(mutual benefit
corporations) or sections
12241, 12251, 12500-12508
(general cooperative corporations). Before submitting
the completed form, you should consult with a private attorney for advice about your specific business needs.
Note: Form AMDT-NP-NA has been created for ease in filing, however, any format may be used, provided it
meets statutory requirements.
Form AMDT-NP-NA can be used:
If the name change amendment is the only amendment being made by the corporation.
If the name change amendment has been approved by at least a majority of the board of directors.
If the name change amendment has been approved by at least a majority of the members.
If name change amendment is verified, dated, and signed by two corporate officers, as described in the
instructions for
Item 5
below.
If the corporation does not meet all of the requirements listed above, Form AMDT-NP-NA cannot be used.
Instead, you must compose a Certificate of Amendment that meets the statutory requirements of Sections
5062, 5076, and
5810-5816
(public benefit and religious corporations),
7810-7816
(mutual benefit
corporations) and 12241, 12251,
12500-12507
(general cooperative corporations).
Fees:
Required Filing Fee: A $30.00 filing fee is required to file a Certificate of Amendment of Articles of
Incorporation.
Faster Service Fee:
o Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you
deliver in person (drop off) your completed document at our Sacramento office. The $15.00
counter drop off fee provides priority service over documents submitted by mail. The special
handling fee is not refundable whether the document is filed or rejected.
o Guaranteed Expedite Drop Off: For more urgent submissions, documents can be processed
within a guaranteed timeframe for a non-refundable fee in lieu of the counter drop off fee. For
detailed information about this faster processing service through our Preclearance and Expedited
Filing Services, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/service-options.
o Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents delivered in person
(drop off) to our Sacramento office.
Copies: Upon filing, we will return one (1) plain copy of your filed document for free, and will certify the copy
upon request and payment of a $5 certification fee. To obtain additional copies or certified copies of the filed
document, include payment for copy fees and certification fees at the time the document is submitted.
Additional 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.
Payment Type: Check(s) or money orders should be made payable to the Secretary of State. Do not send
cash by mail. If submitting the document in person in our Sacramento office, payment also may be made by
credit card (Visa or MasterCard).
Processing Times: For current processing times, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
2016 California Secretary of State
AMDT-NP-NA Instructions (EST 09/2016)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
Instructions for Completing the Certificate of Amendment of
Articles of Incorporation - Name Change Only - Nonprofit (Form AMDT-NP-NA)
To change the name of a domestic (formed in California) nonprofit corporation, the corporation must file a
Certificate of Amendment of Articles of Incorporation that meets the requirements of California Corporations
Code sections
5062, 5076, 5810-5817
(public benefit and religious corporations),
7810-7817
(mutual benefit
corporations) or sections
12241, 12251, 12500-12508
(general cooperative corporations). Before submitting
the completed form, you should consult with a private attorney for advice about your specific business needs.
Note: Form AMDT-NP-NA has been created for ease in filing, however, any format may be used, provided it
meets statutory requirements.
Form AMDT-NP-NA can be used:
If the name change amendment is the only amendment being made by the corporation.
If the name change amendment has been approved by at least a majority of the board of directors.
If the name change amendment has been approved by at least a majority of the members.
If name change amendment is verified, dated, and signed by two corporate officers, as described in the
instructions for
Item 5
below.
If the corporation does not meet all of the requirements listed above, Form AMDT-NP-NA cannot be used.
Instead, you must compose a Certificate of Amendment that meets the statutory requirements of Sections
5062, 5076, and
5810-5816
(public benefit and religious corporations),
7810-7816
(mutual benefit
corporations) and 12241, 12251,
12500-12507
(general cooperative corporations).
Fees:
Required Filing Fee: A $30.00 filing fee is required to file a Certificate of Amendment of Articles of
Incorporation.
Faster Service Fee:
o Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you
deliver in person (drop off) your completed document at our Sacramento office. The $15.00
counter drop off fee provides priority service over documents submitted by mail. The special
handling fee is not refundable whether the document is filed or rejected.
o Guaranteed Expedite Drop Off: For more urgent submissions, documents can be processed
within a guaranteed timeframe for a non-refundable fee in lieu of the counter drop off fee. For
detailed information about this faster processing service through our Preclearance and Expedited
Filing Services, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/service-options.
o Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents delivered in person
(drop off) to our Sacramento office.
Copies: Upon filing, we will return one (1) plain copy of your filed document for free, and will certify the copy
upon request and payment of a $5 certification fee. To obtain additional copies or certified copies of the filed
document, include payment for copy fees and certification fees at the time the document is submitted.
Additional 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.
Payment Type: Check(s) or money orders should be made payable to the Secretary of State. Do not send
cash by mail. If submitting the document in person in our Sacramento office, payment also may be made by
credit card (Visa or MasterCard).
Processing Times: For current processing times, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
2016 California Secretary of State
AMDT-NP-NA Instructions (EST 09/2016)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
If you are not completing this form online, please type or legibly print in black or blue ink. Complete the
Certificate of Amendment of Articles of Incorporation (Form AMDT-NP-NA) as follows:
Item
Instruction
Tips
1.
Enter the name of the corporation
Enter the name of the corporation before the name change.
exactly as it currently appears on file
That is the name currently of record with the California
with the California Secretary of State,
Secretary of State.
including the entity ending, if any
(ex: “ABC Corporation” or “Smith
Construction Company”).
2.
If known, enter the 7-digit corporate file
• The 7-digit corporate file number is provided by the
number issued to the corporation by
California Secretary of State above the file stamp at the
the California Secretary of State.
top of the corporation’s registration document filed with
the California Secretary of State.
If not known, leave Item 2 blank and
• To ensure you have the correct file number and exact
proceed to Item 3a.
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 using the Business
Search, be sure to identify your corporation correctly
including the jurisdiction that matches your corporation.
Active
corporations,
inactive
corporations
and
corporations from foreign jurisdictions registered with our
office may have the same or similar name.
3a.
Enter the specific provision being
• If the article provision being amended was not assigned a
amended by the number, letter, or
designation, write “see attached” in Item 3 and on only
other designation assigned to the
one side of a standard letter-sized piece of paper (8 ½” x
provision
in
the
Articles
of
11”) clearly marked as an attachment to Item 3 of Form
Incorporation being amended (i.e., “I,”
AMDT-NP-NA, quote the present language of the existing
“FIRST” or “A”).
provision AND the provision as amended by this filing.
The provision as amended by this filing should read as
follows:
The article provision setting forth the name of the
corporation is amended to read as follows:
The name of the corporation is _______________
• All attachments are part of Form AMDT-NP-NA.
3b.
Enter the proposed new corporation
• For general corporate name requirements and restrictions
name.
or for information on reserving a corporation name
prior
to
submitting
Form
AMDT-NP-NA,
go
to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/name-availability.
• A name reservation is not required to submit Form
AMDT-NP-NA.
• A preliminary search of corporation names already of
record can be made online through our Business Search
at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
Please note:
The
Business Search is not intended to serve as a name
availability search.
For information on checking or
reserving a name, refer to the name availability link
above.
2016 California Secretary of State
AMDT-NP-NA Instructions (EST 09/2016)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
4a.
This statement should not be altered.
• This certificate must be approved by at least a majority of
the corporation’s directors.
4b.
Check the box next to the applicable
statement.
Only one box may be
checked.
5.
The name change amendment must
• Verification requires a statement under penalty of perjury
be
signed
and
verified
by
two
that the information is true and correct of the signor’s own
corporate officers as provided in
knowledge.
Section
5062
and
5076
or
12241
and
• If the name change amendment will be signed by officers
12251.
other than the President and Secretary, you may alter the
officer titles on the form.
Generally, the corporation’s president
and secretary sign.
• Pursuant to Section 5062 and 12241, the name change
amendment must be dated, signed and verified by the
corporation’s chairperson of the board, president or any
vice president and by the secretary, chief financial officer,
treasurer or any assistant secretary or assistant treasurer.
Mail Submission Cover Sheet (Optional):
To make it easier to receive communication related to this
document, including receipt of the copy of the filed document, 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 the Mail Submission Cover Sheet will be treated as correspondence and will not be made
part of the filed document.
Where to File: Completed forms along with the applicable fees, if any can be mailed to Secretary of State,
Business Entities Filings Unit, P.O. Box 944260, Sacramento, CA 94244-2600 or delivered in person (drop off)
to the Sacramento office, 1500 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. This form is filed only in the
Sacramento office.
Legal Authority:
General statutory filing provisions are found in Sections
5810-5817, 7810-7817
or
12500-12508. All statutory references are to the California Corporations Code, unless otherwise stated.
2016 California Secretary of State
AMDT-NP-NA Instructions (EST 09/2016)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
Business Entities, P.O. Box 944260, Sacramento, CA 94244-2600
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.
• Do not include a $15 counter fee when submitting documents by mail.
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, visit
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.
Contact Person:
(Please type or print legibly)
First Name:
Last Name:
__________________________________________________
_______________________________________________
Phone (optional):
______________________________________________
Entity Information:
(Please type or print legibly)
Name:
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Entity Number
:
(if applicable)
_____________________________________
Comments:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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:
Secretary of State Use Only
Address:
T/TR:
City/State/Zip:
AMT REC’D:
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Certificate of Amendment of
AMDT-
Articles of Incorporation
NP-NA
Name Change Only - Nonprofit
IMPORTANT —
Read Instructions
before completing this form.
Filing Fee – $30.00
Copy Fees – First Page $1.00 & .50 for each attachment page;
Certification Fee – $5.00
This Space For Office Use Only
1. Corporation Name
2. 7-Digit Secretary of State File Number
(Enter the exact name of the corporation as it is currently
recorded with the California Secretary of State)
Item 3a:
Enter the number, letter, or other designation assigned to the provision in the Articles of
Incorporation being amended (e.g., “I,” “First,” or “A”).
See Instructions
if the provision in the
Articles of Incorporation being amended does not include a number, letter, or other
3. New Corporation Name
designation. Any attachment is made part of this document.
Item 3b:
Enter the new corporate name.
3a. Article
of the Articles of Incorporation is amended to read as shown in Item 3b below:
_____________
3b. The name of the corporation is
______________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
4. Approval Statements
4a. The Board of Directors has approved the amendment of the Articles of Incorporation.
4b. Member approval was (check one):
By the required vote of the members in accordance with California Corporations Code section 5812, 7812,
or 12502.
Not required because the corporation has no members.
5. Read, sign and date below
(See instructions
for signature requirements. Note: Both lines must be signed.)
We declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the matters set forth herein are true
and correct of our own knowledge and we are authorized by California law to sign.
_____________________
_______________________________________________
_________________________________________
Date
Signature
Type or Print Name of President
_____________________
_______________________________________________
_________________________________________
Date
Signature
Type or Print Name of Secretary
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