Franchises (Franchise Investment Law)

The Franchise Investment Law governs the offer and sale of franchises in California. Please visit About the California Franchise Investment Law to know more information.

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Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

2101 Arena Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95834

San Francisco:
Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

One Sansome Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104-4428

Los Angeles:
Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

320 West 4th Street, Suite 750
Los Angeles, CA 90013-2344

Phone: (866)-275-2677

Franchise Forms

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The table below contains a list of Franchise Forms
Form Number Form Title Format
Notice of Exemption for Internet Advertisement: Effective July 10, 2003, the Department adopted Section 310.156.3 of Title 10, California Code of Regulations (Document No. PRO 09/02) to exempt internet advertisements from the filing requirements of Corporations Code Section 31156, subject to certain conditions. Among other things, persons claiming the exemption must file a written verified notice, as specified. Although Section 310.156.3 sets forth the content and verification requirement of the written notices, the rule does not specify a particular heading (“red flag”) to help staff identify and process them. Accordingly, the following sample heading (in large bold type) may be inserted at the top of the written notice filed with the Department to assist staff in identifying the claim of exemption – NOTICE OF EXEMPTION FOR INTERNET ADVERTISEMENT SECTION 310.156.3 OF TITLE 10, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS.
DFPI-310.100.2 Notice of Negotiated Sale of Franchise under Section 310.100.2 PDF
DFPI-310.100.4 Negotiated Sales Exempt Under 31109.1 of the Corporations Codes – Summary Description PDF
DFPI-310.101 Notice of Exemption under Corporations Code Sections 31101, 31104, 31108 or 31109 PDF
DFPI-310.106 Notice of a Transaction Exempt under Corporations Code Section 31106 PDF
DFPI-310.111 Guidelines for Franchise Registration (UFDD) PDF
  DFPI 310.111 Certification PDF
  DFPI 310.111 Corporate Acknowledgment PDF
  DFPI 310.111 Customer Authorization PDF
  DFPI 310.111 Facing Page Uniform Franchise Registration Application PDF
  DFPI 310.111 Guarantee of Performance PDF
  DFPI 310.111 Sales Agent Disclosure Form PDF
  DFPI 310.111 Sample Surety Bond PDF
  DFPI 310.111 Supplemental Information PDF
  DFPI 310.111 Uniform Consent to Service of Process PDF
DFPI-310.122 Uniform Franchise Registration Renewal Statement PDF
DFPI-31113 Surety Bond PDF
DFPI-QR 500.265 Customer Authorization of Disclosure of Financial Records PDF

Form Title Format
Consent of Accountant PDF
Facing Page with Certification PDF
Franchise Seller Disclosure Form PDF
Franchisor’s Costs and Source of Funds PDF
Guarantee of Performance PDF
Receipt Page PDF
State Cover Page and State Effective Dates PDF
Uniform Franchise Consent to Service of Process PDF

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