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Documentation Requirements

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

To open your small business account today, bring the following documentation, based on the type of business, into any SAFE Credit Union branch. Original documents must be presented and will be returned.

 Sole Proprietorship/Husband & Wife DBA

  • 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 naming the persons with authority to open and maintain the account
  • Fictitious Name Statement, if applicable
  • 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

 General Partnership

  • Partnership Agreement
  • General Partnership Statement naming the persons with the authority to open and maintain the account
  • Fictitious Name Statement or Business License linking the partners to the business
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Business Account Application

 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

 Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization (recorded copy)
  • Operating Agreement
  • Certificate of Authorized Member (S-596) 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

 Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

  • Certificate of Limited Liability Partnership (recorded copy
  • 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
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