MD, NJ, VA, TN and TX Closed 2/18/21 Due to Weather Conditions
February 18, 2021
The Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, Tennessee and Texas Secretary of State offices are closed today, 2/18/2021, due to weather conditions. For information about which services are still available, please contact your dedicated Account Manager.
You can also visit the Secretary of State's website by clicking one of the links below.
Maryland Department of State - https://www.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx
New Jersey Department of State…READ MORE
California Secretary of State’s Office Closed to the Public 1/20/21
January 20, 2021
The California Secretary of State's office will be closed to the public today, January 20th 2021.READ MORE
Oregon, Arizona and Pennsylvania Secretary of State Offices Closed 1/7/21
January 07, 2021
The Oregon Secretary of State office has announced that they are closed today (1/7/21) until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. Click the link below for more updates from the Oregon SOS.
The Pennsylvania Secretary of State office is closed today due to the recent political activities around the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations. Click below for additional information.
California Secretary of State Closes Sacramento Office
January 07, 2021
The California Secretary of State's office is anticipating that crowds will continue to gather in Downtown Sacramento and around the State Capitol over the next several days.
To err on the side of safety for their workforce and customers, the Sacramento office of the Secretary of State is closed to the public today, January 7, 2021 and possibly through Friday, January 8, 2021. READ MORE
New York Department of State Closed for System Maintenance 12/31
December 30, 2020
We have been recently informed that New York Department of State, Division of Corporations, State Records & UCC will be doing system maintenance starting Thursday, December 21, 2020 at 3:30 EST through Monday, January 4, 2021 at 12PM EST. During this time, the ability to file UCCs through their systems will be unavailable.
Important to note: Certificates of Incorporation and Articles of Organization can be still filed online using their…READ MORE
Regional Stay At Home Orders Rolling Out Across California
December 10, 2020
On December 3, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued a new Regional Stay At Home Order in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Beginning Friday, December 11, 2020, many counties in the Sacramento, San Joaquin and Southern California regions will temporarily close their doors to the public for all over-the-counter services. County Clerks will continue to provide services by mail, including certified copy requests.…READ MORE
California Secretary of State’s Office Suspends Services Through End of Year
December 04, 2020
Effective Monday, December 7, 2020, and at a minimum through the end of December 2020, the California Secretary of State's office will temporarily suspend lobby pick up and expedite/preclearance services. All expedites dropped off on Friday, December 4, 2020, or prior will be processed and mailed back to the submitter upon completion.
Any documents dropped off in the lobby drop box will be returned by mail and not subject to a special…READ MORE
New Jersey Legislation to Modernize Business Filing Statutes
September 22, 2020
New Jersey Senate Bill 2883 was introduced on 9/14/2020 to amend the New Jersey General Business Corporation Laws to provide for conversion and domestication of all business entity types. The bill is pending in the Senate Commerce Committee. For additional information about the bill, please click the link below.
=> https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S3000/2883_I1.HTMREAD MORE
CA SOS Closes Early due to Excessive Heat Warnings
August 17, 2020
The California Secretary of State will be closing the Sacramento lobby at 3 p.m. starting Monday, August 17, until Wednesday, August 19, due to multiple Excessive Heat Warnings and the need to reduce energy demand during peak hours. Daily pick up will be between 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
For additional information please visit the California Bizfile website.
Chicago Business Services Office Closed Until August 6, 2020
July 29, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution, the Chicago Business Services Office (69 W. Washington St.) will be closed until August 6 because of an employee who tested positive for COVID-19. The Business Services Office handles business service filings including but not limited to articles of incorporation, articles of organization for LLCs and annual reports.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has been consulted and confirmed that the public…READ MORE