Q: How do I get my business/ name off the Department of Corporations website?
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If your corporation was created under California law, it will come up in a search of the California Secretary of State ("SOS") website http://kepler.sos.ca.gov/, no matter what the corporation's current status is (e.g., active, suspended, dissolved, etc.). If you are listed as the corporation's agent for service of process, then the SOS page displaying your corporation's information will also display your name and address. If your question is how to avoid displaying your personal name and address, you may do so by appointing a different person or corporation as the agent, and filing a Statement of Information that informs SOS of this change. If your corporation is not in good standing you probably cannot file Statement of Information, but may be able to submit to the SOS a form showing you have resigned as the corporation's agent for service. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.
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