RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
OF CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS
A corporation may restate in a single certificate the entire text of its articles as amended by filing an officers'
certificate or, in circumstances where incorporators may amend a corporation's articles pursuant to California
Corporations Code sections 5811 and 5815 (public benefit and religious corporations) and sections 7811 and
7815 (mutual benefit corporations), a certificate signed and verified by a majority of the incorporators.
To restate the articles, it is necessary to prepare and file Restated Articles of Incorporation in compliance with
California Corporations Code section 5819 (public benefit and religious corporations) and section 7819
(mutual benefit corporations).
A sample meeting statutory requirements for most filings is attached. The sample may be used as a guide
when preparing documents by making modifications as necessary to meet the specific needs of the
corporation. Please refer to the above referenced California Corporation Code Sections prior to modification.
The fee for filing Restated Articles of Incorporation is $30.00. 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 submitted to the Secretary
of State with the document to be filed. Any additional copies submitted will be certified upon request and
payment of the $8.00 per copy certification fee. Nonprofit Public Benefit corporations must also include a
copy of the Restated Articles of Incorporation for transmittal to the Attorney General in compliance with
Corporations Code section 5817.
Restated Articles of Incorporation are not filed in the regional offices. Documents must be mailed or hand
delivered for over-the-counter processing to the Secretary of State’s office in Sacramento at:
Business Programs Division