In order to maintain accurate records for businesses, the California secretary of state requires corporations and limited liability companies to periodically file a form called a "Statement of Information." The secretary of state has prescribed specific forms for use in this filing, which can also be completed online at the secretary of state's website.
New businesses must file a Statement of Information within ninety days of filing their articles of organization or incorporation. Thereafter, limited liability companies must file a Statement of Information every biennially. Corporations must file a Statement of Information annually.
A Statement of Information is a very basic document that just requires companies to keep the state updated with accurate address, officer, director, owner, and registered agent information.