Form 1505 "Registered Corporate Agent for Service of Process Certificate" - California

What Is Form 1505?

This is a legal form that was released by the California Secretary of State - a government authority operating within California. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

Form Details:

  • Released on May 1, 2017;
  • The latest edition provided by the California Secretary of State;
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Instructions for Completing the
Registered Corporate Agent for Service of Process Certificate (Form 1505)
(Registered Corporations ONLY)
If your corporation is registered with the California Secretary of State, you may file Form 1505 to become a
corporate agent for service of process for other business entities in California that have registered with the California
Secretary of State.
• The status of the corporation must be active in order to file Form 1505. The status of the corporation can be
checked online on the California Secretary of State's Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
• An “Agent for Service of Process” is responsible for accepting legal documents (e.g. service of process, lawsuits,
other types of legal notices, etc.) on behalf of the business entity.
After Form 1505 is filed with the California Secretary of State:
The name of your corporation will appear on our “List of Registered Corporate Agents” which is available online
to the public at https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov/frmlist1505s.asp.
If any of the information changes, you must file a new fully completed Form 1505.
If your corporation becomes suspended/forfeited by the California Secretary of State and/or the California
Franchise Tax Board, the corporation’s authority to act as a corporate agent for other business entities will
cease. In order to restore that authority, you will have to resolve the suspension, be returned to active status
and then file a new fully completed Form 1505. For more information about suspensions/forfeitures, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/faqs.
Fees:
Filing Fee: The fee for filing a Registered Corporate Agent for Service of Process Certificate (Form 1505) is
$30.00.
Faster Service Fee:
-
Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents submitted in person (drop off)
to our Sacramento office.
-
Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you submit in
person 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.
-
Guaranteed Expedite Drop Off: For more urgent submissions, documents can be processed within a
guaranteed timeframe for a non-refundable fee instead 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.
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 $0.50 for each additional page. For certified copies, there is an additional $5.00
certification fee, per copy.
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.
2017 California Secretary of State
1505 Instructions (REV 05/2017)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
Instructions for Completing the
Registered Corporate Agent for Service of Process Certificate (Form 1505)
(Registered Corporations ONLY)
If your corporation is registered with the California Secretary of State, you may file Form 1505 to become a
corporate agent for service of process for other business entities in California that have registered with the California
Secretary of State.
• The status of the corporation must be active in order to file Form 1505. The status of the corporation can be
checked online on the California Secretary of State's Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
• An “Agent for Service of Process” is responsible for accepting legal documents (e.g. service of process, lawsuits,
other types of legal notices, etc.) on behalf of the business entity.
After Form 1505 is filed with the California Secretary of State:
The name of your corporation will appear on our “List of Registered Corporate Agents” which is available online
to the public at https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov/frmlist1505s.asp.
If any of the information changes, you must file a new fully completed Form 1505.
If your corporation becomes suspended/forfeited by the California Secretary of State and/or the California
Franchise Tax Board, the corporation’s authority to act as a corporate agent for other business entities will
cease. In order to restore that authority, you will have to resolve the suspension, be returned to active status
and then file a new fully completed Form 1505. For more information about suspensions/forfeitures, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/faqs.
Fees:
Filing Fee: The fee for filing a Registered Corporate Agent for Service of Process Certificate (Form 1505) is
$30.00.
Faster Service Fee:
-
Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents submitted in person (drop off)
to our Sacramento office.
-
Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you submit in
person 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.
-
Guaranteed Expedite Drop Off: For more urgent submissions, documents can be processed within a
guaranteed timeframe for a non-refundable fee instead 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.
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 $0.50 for each additional page. For certified copies, there is an additional $5.00
certification fee, per copy.
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.
2017 California Secretary of State
1505 Instructions (REV 05/2017)
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
Registered Corporate Agent for Service of Process Certificate (Form 1505) as follows:
Item
Instruction
Tips
1.
Enter the name of the corporation
• The name must match exactly the name as shown on the
exactly as it appears on file with the
records of the California Secretary of State.
California Secretary of State, including
• If your corporation is a registered foreign corporation (formed
the entity ending (ex: “Jones &
outside of California) and the foreign corporation registered
Company, Inc.” or “Smith Construction
in California using an assumed name (e.g. “ABC
Company”).
CORPORATION DOING BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA AS
ABC CORPORATION OF DELAWARE”), you must enter the
complete assumed name.
• To ensure you have the 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
corporation correctly, including the jurisdiction that matches
your corporation.
2.
If known, enter the 7-digit corporate file
• The 7-digit file number is provided by the Secretary of State
number issued to the corporation by the
above the file stamp at the top of the corporation’s registration
California Secretary of State at the time
document filed with the California Secretary of State.
of registration.
• To ensure you have the correct file number of the corporation,
look to your registration document filed with the California
Secretary of State.
• 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
corporation correctly, including the jurisdiction that matches
your corporation.
3.
Enter the complete California street
• The complete street address is required, including the
address, city and zip code, of the office
street name and number, city and zip code.
where any business entity that named
• Do not enter a P.O. Box address, an “in care of” address, or
your corporation as agent for service of
abbreviate the name of the city.
process may be served with process.
4.
Enter the names of all persons
• If you need more space to name additional authorized
employed by your corporation who are
employees:
authorized to accept delivery of any
o
Place the additional names on only one side of a
copy of service of process, at the
standard letter-sized piece of paper (8 1/2" x 11")
address entered in Item 3 above, on
clearly marked as an attachment to Form 1505 and
any entity that has designated your
attach the extra page(s) to the completed Form
corporation as its agent for service of
1505.
process.
o
All attachments are part of this document.
Must enter at least 1 person. If there
• Multiple Form 1505s with names of authorized employees
are more than 3, see Filing Tips.)
will be returned without being filed – use only one form and
include an attachment as noted above.
2017 California Secretary of State
1505 Instructions (REV 05/2017)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
5.
The Statement of Consent is required.
Do not alter.
6.
Form 1505 must be signed by an
• There is no authority for a director or “authorized
officer of the corporation.
representative” to sign a Registered Corporate Agent for
Service of Process Certificate (Form 1505). This document
must be signed by an officer of the corporation.
• Do not include the office or title of the officer signing.
• Do not use a computer generated signature.
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, if purchased, 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 California Corporations Code section 1505. All
statutory references are to the California Corporations Code.
Reminder: All Filings and Contents are Available to the Public: Filings and information contained in filings you
submit to the California Secretary of State are public record, including names, phone numbers, email addresses,
and mailing and street addresses, except as provided in statutes. To avoid issues related to identity theft you should
avoid using and submitting confidential information in public filings unless specifically required by statute. The
public can view information and download documents contained in the Secretary of State’s electronic records using
digital search tools and information posted on the Secretary of State’s website. Also, please note that individuals
and private companies use this public information to create third party access to these records. For more
information about privacy and access to public records, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/pi-faqs
and
admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/pdf/pra-guidelines.pdf.
2017 California Secretary of State
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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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1505
Secretary of State
Registered Corporate Agent for
Service of Process Certificate
(Registered Corporations ONLY)
IMPORTANT —
Read Instructions
before completing this form.
Filing Fee – $30.00
Copy Fees – First page $1.00; each attachment page $0.50;
Certification Fee - $5.00 plus copy fees
Who Can File? Any active corporation that is registered with the
California Secretary of State can file this Form 1505 to become
authorized to be a corporate agent for service of process for other
business entities that are registered with the Secretary of State.
To check the status of your corporation, and to ensure you are
entering the exact name of the corporation and the correct 7-digit
Secretary of State file number, go to BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
This Space For Office Use Only
1. Corporate Name
(Enter the exact name of the corporation as it is recorded with the California Secretary of State.)
2. 7-Digit Secretary of State File Number
(Enter the complete street address in California of the office where any entity that named your
corporation as agent for service of process may be served with process.)
3. Address for Service of Process
Do not enter a P.O. Box or “in care of” an individual or entity.
Street Address - Do not enter a P.O. Box
City (no abbreviations)
State
Zip Code
CA
(Enter the names of all persons employed by your corporation who are authorized to accept delivery of any copy
4. Authorized Employees
of service of process, at the address entered in Item 3 above, on any entity who has designated your corporation a
as its agent for service of process. Must enter at least 1 person. If there are more than 3,
see
Instructions.
)
a. First Name of Authorized Employee
Middle Name
Last Name
Suffix
b. First Name of Authorized Employee
Middle Name
Last Name
Suffix
c. First Name of Authorized Employee
Middle Name
Last Name
Suffix
5. Statement of Consent
(Do not alter the Statement of Consent.)
This corporation consents that delivery of a copy of service of process to an authorized employee at the address
designated in item 3 shall constitute delivery of any such copy to the corporation, as the agent for service of process.
6. Read and Sign Below
Instructions. Office or title not required. Do not use a computer generated signature.)
(See
I am a corporate officer and am authorized to sign on behalf of the corporation.
_______________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
Signature
Type or Print Name
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