West Coast Stock Transfer is a full service stock transfer agent based in California specializing in unparalleled customer service with a simple low-cost approach.

We are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and authorized to conduct stock transfer transactions with the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTC). Our firm is approved for DTC’s Fast Automated Securities Transfer Program (FAST) and their Direct Registration System (DRS).

Our clients include publicly exchange-listed companies as well as over-the-counter securities, private companies, and their shareholders.

In addition to traditional stock transfer agency services we provide a suite of addtional services to simply your regulatory filing requirements including EDGAR filings and XBRL so you can focus on growing your business.

Choose an experienced stock transfer agent partner that understands the increasingly complex marketplace and will help your company manage the demands of shareholders accordingly.

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We’ll simplify your Registered Agent, EDGAR Filing, and XBRL needs so you can focus on growing your business.  Contact Us

Issuer Services

West Coast Stock Transfer offers a suite of complementary services to expedite all your shareholder registry needs and regulatory reporting so you can focus on growing your business.

Transfer Agent Services

A dependable transfer agent is invaluable in creating and maintaining a positive relationship with your shareholders. With the ever-increasing burdens placed upon corporate executives to adhere to tightening regulations, it is also imperative that your transfer agent is knowledgeable and capable of helping ease those burdens.
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Benefits of DTC Eligibility

DTC eligibility refers to a public company’s securities being eligible for deposit into the Depository Trust Company (DTC), the largest securities depository in the world.

Benefits of becoming DTC eligible and allowing for electronic transfer and deposits include:

  • Zero concerns regarding fraudulent activity concerning lost certificates or the cost to replace the lost certificate
  • Reducing shareholders stock deposit time into a brokerage account from weeks to hours
  • Avoiding brokerage fees for physical certificate deposits
  • Eliminating overnight courier fees
  • Prerequisite for Lenders and Investment Banks when raising capital or incur penalties

If an issuer is not DTC eligible then its shares cannot be transferred between brokerage accounts electronically. When considering an up-list, exchanges such as NYSE and NASDAQ require DTC eligibility. Contact us today for more information regarding how we can assist you to obtain DTC eligibility.
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Benefits of Filing EDGAR & XBRL with West Coast Stock Transfer

The primary purpose of this system is to increase the efficiency and fairness of the securities market for the benefit of investors, corporations, and the economy by accelerating the receipt, acceptance, dissemination, and analysis of time-sensitive corporate information filed with the agency.
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Shareholder Services

A stock transfer agent is an unbiased intermediary between an issuer and its shareholders. Our main roles include issuing and cancelling stock certificates to reflect ownership changes, act as an intermediary for the company, handle lost or destroyed certificates, and assist with restriction removals. These important roles allow us to better address shareholder needs.

Shareholders can access up-to-date position reports via the Shareholder Login on this site.

Stock Transfers

Stock Transfer Agents are not Broker/Dealers. While West Coast Stock Transfer cannot buy or sell stock on your behalf, your Broker/Dealer is welcome to use our services if you prefer your certificates and inquiries to be handled by our friendly staff.
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Restricted Securities & Restriction Removals

The most common source of restricted securities are those that were acquired directly or indirectly from the issuer in a transaction not involving a public offering. Restricted securities will commonly contain a restricted legend, but it is important to understand that the absence of a restricted legend does not always mean the shares are not restricted.
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Lost Stock Certificates

Lost stock certificates can be replaced. A few forms need to be submitted, some of which need to be signed in the presence of a notary. Fill out our Lost Certificate forms packet and return it West Coast Stock Transfer to start the replacement process.
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Medallion Signature Guarantees

Medallion Signature Guarantees are used to authenticate the signature and capacity of a person requesting the redemption or transfer of securities. Its use protects the issuer of the security; the owner(s) of the security; and stock transfer agents because a guarantee limits their liability and losses if a signature turns out to be forged.
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Internet Proxy Voting Instructions

West Coast Stock Transfer manages shareholder meeting material distribution and proxy voting for hundreds of different stocks. Below, shareholders can learn how to view annual meeting materials and vote their proxies online.
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West Coast Stock Transfer, Inc.
721 N. Vulcan Ave. Ste. 205
Encinitas, CA 92024
(619) 664-4780 p
(760) 452-4423 f