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Entity Documentation Requirements

Gather the documents you need to open a business account.

If your business is located in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, Butte, Nevada, Solano, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Yuba, or Amador county, you're eligible to join SAFE!

To open your business account today, bring the following documentation – based on the type of business – into any SAFE branch.

Sole Proprietorship or Married Couple Business

  • Business License, Fictitious Name Statement, and/or Contractor's License linking the owner(s) to the business
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Business Account Application

Association

  • Association resolution or Letter of Authority naming the persons with authority to open and maintain the account
  • Fictitious Name Statement (required if Association does business under a name other than the one listed on the Letter of Authority or resolution provided)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Business Account Application

Corporation

  • Articles of Incorporation (recorded copy)
  • Corporate resolution naming the persons with the authority to open and maintain the account
  • Fictitious Name Statement (if the corporation does business under another name other than the one listed within the Articles of Incorporation)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Business Account Application
  • Certification of Beneficial Owners
  • Statement of Information filed within the past year or within 2 years for nonprofits or as indicated by the display results from the California Business Search.

General Partnership

Limited Partnership

  • Certificate of Limited Partnership (recorded copy)
  • Certificate of Managing General Partner naming the persons with the authority to open and maintain the account
  • Fictitious Name Statement (if partnership does business under a name other than the one listed on the partnership documentation)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Business Account Application
  • Certification of Beneficial Owners

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization (recorded copy)
  • Operating Agreement
  • Certificate of Authorized Member form naming the persons with the authority to open and maintain the account
  • Fictitious Name Statement (if LLC does business under a name other than the name listed on the Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Business Account Application
  • Certification of Beneficial Owners
  • Statement of Information filed within the past year or within 2 years for nonprofits or as indicated by the display results from the California Business Search.

Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

  • Registration of Limited Liability Partnership (recorded copy)
  • Certificate of Good Standing issued by the California Secretary of State dated within 60 days
  • Resolution or instructions from the LLP naming the persons with the authority to open and maintain the account
  • Fictitious Name Statement (if the LLP does business under a name other than the name listed on the Certificate of Limited Liability Partnership)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Business Account Application
  • Certification of Beneficial Owners

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