Secretary of State Information
ARTS & CONVERSION FROM CA LLC TO CA STK (Rev. 06/2005)
CONVERSION OF A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
INTO A CALIFORNIA STOCK CORPORATION
A California limited liability company can be converted into a California stock corporation by filing
Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion.
The attached sample meets the minimum statutory requirements for Articles of Incorporation
containing a statement of conversion for a general stock corporation (see California Corporations
Code commencing with sections 200, 1150 and 17540.1) and may be used as a guide in preparing
documents. Modifications can be made to add permissive provisions and/or to meet the specific
statutory requirements for a professional or close corporation. The Secretary of State does not
provide a standardized form due to the many possible drafting variations.
Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion cannot be processed using the
preclearance, expedite, wait for or rush letter service and are not filed in the regional offices.
Documents must be mailed or hand delivered for over-the-counter processing to the Sacramento
Business Programs Division
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attention: Document Filing Support Unit
The filing fee for Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion is $150.00. A $15.00
special handling fee is applicable for processing documents delivered in person at the Sacramento
office. The $15.00 special handling fee must be remitted by separate check for each submittal and
will be retained whether the documents are filed or rejected. The special handling fee does not apply
to documents submitted by mail. Check(s) should be made payable to the Secretary of State.
The original and at least two copies should be included with your submittal. The Secretary of State
will certify two copies of the filed document without charge, provided that the copies are sub