Secretary of State Status Information: Availability of Corporate/UCC Services During COVID-19

Updated 11/23/2020

Notes:

  • The service companies used by the firm have accounts with all U.S. states and are able to access all online services available in any given state as long as the applicable states have functional websites. 
  • “Corporate Services” covers good standing certificates, certified charter documents and corporate filings.
  • “UCC Services” covers UCC filings and UCC searches.

Key:

  • C = Certified Copies
  • P = Plain; Non-Certified Copies

Arizona

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available but encouraging online and fax services; two hour, same day and next day expedited service and filing options are available. Website
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but electronically submitted UCCs cannot have an attachment. 
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

California

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been suspended; a drop box, mail, and online services, as well as 24-hour, expedite and preclearance services are available; no other expedited services are currently available; 72-hour window to correct any document and maintain file date has been reinstated; routine services experiencing some delays in turnaround times. Website
  • UCC Filings: Yes.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P with delays.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Colorado

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been suspended; a drop box and online services are available; mail is also available when needed; expedite options are currently unavailable for filings that cannot be submitted online or sent via USPS; office will review filings on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays only; experiencing some delays. Website
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but does not accept mailed-in UCCs.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes, with delays.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Delaware

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been reinstated; all secretary of state services typically offered to online registered agents are in place; expedited services and turnaround times are status quo; file dates are secure.
  • UCC Filings: Yes.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Florida

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been suspended; all online services remain available; routine corporate filings are delayed, filing evidence is a letter only and a stamped copy is not returned; the state does not offer expedited service options. Website and UCC Website
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but electronically submitted UCCs cannot have an attachment.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes, with delays.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Georgia

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been suspended; online services are available and online, emailed, and mailed filings will be accepted; expedited services are available; documents and payments sent via overnight courier/USPS may be delayed. Website
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but some counties do not accept mailed-in UCCs.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Illinois

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been reinstated; online services are available; stand and wait services remain unavailable; 24-hour and 48-hour expedited services are available; experiencing some delays, including routine corporate filings; no penalties for annual reports filed ninety days after the due date.
  • UCC Filings: Yes.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P. 
  • Corporate Filings: Yes, with delays.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Indiana

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service not available without an appointment; online, email, and mail services are available; reduced requirements to reinstate during duration of state of emergency; entities will remain in active status and will not be revoked or administratively dissolved until further notice.
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but electronically submitted UCCs cannot have an attachment.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Kentucky

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been suspended; online, mail and email services are available. Website
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but electronically submitted UCCs cannot have an attachment.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Michigan

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been suspended; online services are available and email when necessary; all corporate expedited and routine services are available; corporate filing evidence return delayed; annual reports due on 5/15 will have late filing penalties assessed after 10/27. Website 
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but electronically submitted UCCs cannot have an attachment.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes, with delays.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Minnesota

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been suspended; a drop box, online, and expedited services are available; annual reports due on 5/15 will have late filing penalties assessed after 12/31. Website
  • UCC Filings: Yes.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Missouri

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been reinstated; online, email and mail/USPS filing services are available; only 6 expedites are allowed a day, the waiting list is approximately 1 month. Routine filings are taking 6+ weeks. UCC filings are not affected.
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but electronically submitted UCCs cannot have an attachment. 
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

New York

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service is open by appointment only; online services are available; all expedited corporate filing services are available; the 24-hour service is taking 48 hours to receive evidence. Website
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but electronically submitted UCCs cannot have an attachment.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes, with delays.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

North Dakota

  • Current Status: Remains open and the usual services are available.
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but does not accept mailed-in UCCs.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Ohio

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been reinstated; online and mail services are also available; all business and UCC filings must be submitted online. Website
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but does not accept mailed-in UCCs.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Pennsylvania

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been suspended; a drop box and online services are available; now offering a limited number of corporate expedited services per day; allowing a 60-day window to resubmit a rejected business entity filing. Website 
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but electronically submitted UCCs cannot have an attachment.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Texas

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been suspended; a drop box, online and e-mail services are available; new app available to upload any filing and keep the drafter's original formatting and allowing filings to be done electronically without requiring the use of standard forms; corporate and UCC filings are delayed. Website 
  • UCC Filings: Yes, with delays.
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes, with delays.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.

Wisconsin

  • Current Status: Secretary of state counter service has been suspended; online services and mail requests are available; 1-hour and 4-hour expedited services for corporate filing have been suspended but 24-hour and 72-hour expedited services are available; may experience some delays. Website 
  • UCC Filings: Yes, but electronically submitted UCCs cannot have an attachment. 
  • Charter Documents: Yes, C & P.
  • Corporate Filings: Yes.
  • Good Standings: Yes.
  • UCC Searches with Copies: Yes.