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Required Documents

Sufficient Legal Documentation Is Required To Open A Business Account

Required documents vary based on business type.

Required Documentation

Business Types:

Sole Proprietorship
  • Filed and Published Fictitious Business Name Statement1
Unincorporated Associations/Organizations
  • By-laws
  • Board Resolution or Minutes
  • Letter of Authorization from the Board of Directors or other governing officials
General Partnership
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Filed and Published Fictitious Business Name Statement1
Limited Partnership
  • Certificate of Limited Partnership (LP-1)
  • Filed and Published Fictitious Business Name Statement1
Limited Liability Partnership
  • Filed Certificate of Registration (LLP-1)
  • Operating Agreement (if Certificate does not show current owners)
  • Filed and Published Fictitious Business Name Statement1
Corporation
  • Endorsed filed Articles of Incorporation
  • Corporate Resolution or Corporate Minutes
  • Filed and Published Fictitious Business Name Statement1
Limited Liability Company
  • Articles of Organization (LLC-1)
  • Operating Agreement
  • Filed and Published Fictitious Business Name Statement1
Non-Profit Organizations
  • Organization Charter or By-laws
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Meeting Minutes

Helpful Resources

Search Fictitious Business Name (FBN)

Search by business name, owner name, or file number through the San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk website.

Fictitious Business Name Filing And Publishing

Get professional new business registration filing and publishing services at a low price.

Form A Business Entity

Download informational materials, samples, and forms available on the California Secretary of State website.

Additional Online Business Resources

Please Note:

Additional documentation will be required for out-of-state and nonconforming entities. All businesses and organizations located in San Diego, Riverside, and Orange Counties qualify for membership at our credit union. The minimum deposit to establish a business checking account is $200.

Important Notice About Procedures for Opening an Account

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies all business entities and each person who is an authorized signer on an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents.

Please contact our Business Banking Department at (800) 293-6494 to schedule an appointment or you may visit any branch.

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