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Business Services

During this period of COVID-19 adjustment, the Secretary of State Business Services Division continues to monitor the situation and make adjustments to the operations of the office as appropriate.  Please see below for any updates.

New as of Monday, June 15, 2020Business Services is now accepting appointments to help individuals meet their Business Service needs, including appointments for business filings, Uniform Commercial Code filings, notary applications, apostilles, and authentications.  Please visit the Business Services section of our website and then select Schedule an Appointment from the drop-down list for further information or click the following link

Effective immediatelyto better accommodate our customers while the office is closed to the public during the pandemic a dropbox for Business Services is now available at our 1201 N Street, Suite 120 location during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday).   The documents must be sealed in an envelope or stapled together.  The following is the processing schedule for various documents that may be placed in the dropbox:

Business documents dropped off by 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday – every effort will be made to process the filings the same day, dependent on volume received. 

Business documents dropped off after 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday - will be processed the following business day.

UCC documents dropped off by 3:00 Monday-Friday – will be processed the same day. 

Notary Public renewal applications received by 4:00 p.m. – will be processed the same day. 

Notary Public initial applications - will not be processed the same day.

Please do not wait in the lobby for your filing – this is a drop off site only.  All processed documents will be returned by mail or email.


You can reach us by phone, mail, or contact us online

For Corporations and UCC please utilize on-line filings for the fastest processing.  We will continue to accept documents through the mail if you are unable to file online but delays are possible. 
For Notary applications, please submit those through the mail.
For Apostilles, please submit those through the mail.  Emergency apostille needs may be handled by appointment.  If you believe the situation is an emergency please email your appointment request to for review.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation for the safety and wellbeing of the entire community.
Please check our website at for future announcements.


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