Certificate Of Limited Partnership Form. This is a California form and can be use in Limited Partnerships Secretary Of State.
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Instructions for Completing the Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-1) To form a California limited partnership (LP), you must file Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-1) with the California Secretary of State. Before submitting the completed form, you should consult with a private attorney for advice about your specificbusiness needs.Fees: Filing Fee: The fee for filing the Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-1) is $70.00.Faster Service Fee:- Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents submitted in person (drop off) to ourSacramento office. - Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you submit in personyour 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 aguaranteed 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 this filed Certificate of Limited Partnership, include payment for copy fees and certification fees at the time the Certificate of Limited Partnership 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 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 Processing Times: For current processing times, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times. Type or legibly print in black or blue ink. Complete the Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-1) as follows: Item Instruction Tips 1. Enter the name of the proposed LP exactly as it is to appear on the records of the California Secretary of State. California Corporations Code section 15901.08 requires:- The LP name must end with: LP, L.P., or LimitedPartnership. - The LP name may not include: bank, insurance,trust, trustee, incorporated, inc., corporation, or corp. - The name must be distinguishable from other LPsof record or reserved with the California Secretary of State. There are legal limitations on what name can be usedfor the LP. For LP name requirements and restrictions or for information on reserving an LP name prior to submitting Form LP-1, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/name-availability. A name reservation is not required to submit Form LP-1. A preliminary search of LP names already of record canbe made online through our Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov . Please note: The Business Search is not intended to serve as a formal name availability search. For information on checking or LP-1 Instructions (REV /201) 201 California Secretary of State bizfile.sos.ca.gov American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com reserving a name, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/name-availability. 2a. Enter the complete street address, city and zip code of the LP's initial designated office in California. The designated office is where copies of the organizational documents, financial and other business records must be kept. The complete street address is required, including thestreet name and number, city and zip code.Address must be a physical address.Do not enter a P.O. Box address or abbreviate the nameof the city. 2b. If different from the address in Item 2a, enter the LP222s complete mailing address, city, state and zip code. This address will be used for mailing purposes and maybe a P.O. Box address.Do not abbreviate the name of the city. 3. The LP must have an Agent for Service of Process. There are two types of Agents that can be named: an individual (e.g. member, manager, orany other individual) who resides inCalifornia with a physical Californiaaddress; ORa registered corporate agent qualifiedwith the California Secretary of State.An Agent for Service of Process is responsible foraccepting legal documents (e.g. service of process,lawsuits, other types of legal notices, etc.) on behalf ofthe LP.You must provide information for either an individual ORa registered corporate agent, not both.If using a registered corporate agent, the corporationmust have a current agent registration certificate on filewith the California Secretary of State as required bySection 1505.The LP cannot act as its own agent. 3a. & 3b. If Individual Agent: Enter the name of the initial agent forservice of process and the agent222scomplete California street address,city and zip code.If an individual is designated as theinitial agent, complete Items 3a and 3bONLY. Do not complete Item 3c.The complete street address is required, including thestreet name and number, city and zip code.Do not enter a P.O. Box address, an 223in care of224address, or abbreviate the name of the city.The individual agent should be aware that the name andthe physical street address of the agent for service ofprocess is a public record, available to all (as are all theaddresses of the LP provided in filings.) 3c. If Registered Corporate Agent: Enter the name of the initial registeredcorporate agent exactly as registered inCalifornia.If a registered corporate agent isdesignated as the initial agent,complete Item 3c ONLY. Do notcomplete Items 3a and 3b.Before a corporation is designated as agent for the LP,that corporation must have a current agent registrationcertificate on file with the California Secretary of State asrequired by Section 1505 stating the address(es) of theregistered corporate agent and the authorizedemployees that will accept service of process of legaldocuments and notices on behalf of the LP.Advanced approval must be obtained from a registeredcorporate agent prior to designating that corporation asyour agent for service of process.No California or foreign corporation may register as aCalifornia corporate agent unless the corporationcurrently is authorized to engage in business inCalifornia and is in good standing on the records of theCalifornia Secretary of State.Provide your Registered Corporate Agent222s exact nameas registered with the California Secretary of State. Toconfirm that you are providing the exact name of theRegistered Corporate Agent, go tohttps://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov/frmlist1505s.asp. LP-1 Instructions (REV /201) 201 California Secretary of State bizfile.sos.ca.gov American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 4. List the names and addresses of the General Partners of the LP. If you need more space for General Partners: - Place the additional name(s) and address(es) on only one side of a standard letter-sized piece of paper (8 1/2" x 11") clearly marked as an attachment to Form LP-1 and attach the extra page(s) to the completed Form LP-1. - All attachments are part of this document. Limited Partners names and addresses are not required.These are public documents; do not include socialsecurity numbers or other personal information. Signature Form LP-1 must be signed by all generalpartner(s) listed in Item 4, indicating theinformation is true and correct.Type or print the name of the generalpartner(s).Multiple Form LP-1s with different signatures will bereturned without being filed 226 use only one form. If you need more space for signatures: - Place the additional signatures on only one side of a standard letter-sized piece of paper (8 1/2" x 11") clearly marked as an attachment to Form LP-1 and attach the extra page(s) to the completed Form LP- 1. - All attachments are part of this document. If Form LP-1 is signed by a business entity, the person who signs on behalf of the entity should note their name and position/title and