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Current Status of US States

State State of Emergency Site Mail/SOP
Accepting Status
Mail/Filing Restrictions
AK DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended for Corporations. Limited staff, expect delays. Online services, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available. Walk in UCC Filings from 10-2 PM daily.

AL DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
Secretary of State operating with limited staff

AR DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
State Capitol to Reopen to the Public on June 1. Hours and services will be limited until further notice. Email, Mail, FedEx, UPS and online services remain available. Late fees and interest for annual franchise tax will be waived until July 15.

AZ DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
AZ SOS has suspended expedited services for UCC Filings, UCC11 Certified Searches and UCC Copies. Uncertified Searches and Routine Services remain available. AZ SOS Counter service suspended (UCC, partnerships, apostilles, notarizations, trade names/trademarks). Online services, Drop Box, mail, UPS, FedEx remain available. Expect processing delays. AZ ACC (Corporation Commission – corporations & LLCs) – Counter service suspended. Limited hours, limited staffing – expect delays. Drop Box, online services, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available.
CA DECLARED OPEN

Mail accepting location is considered an essential business and will remain open.

Secretary of State Status
Effective 6/24/2020, the CA SOS will resume limited Expedited/Preclearance business filing services, 24-hour expedited filing and 24-hour preclearance filing. Additionally, the 72-hour rule for rejected filings will be reinstated as of 6/24/2020.

CO DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended. A drop box is available. Mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available. Online service remains available. CO notaries have been granted temporary authority to perform remote notarizations.
CT DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended. Online and email requests remain available. Expedited service will begin on June 1, 2020 via e-mail.
DC DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter Service Suspended through June 8. DCRA remains open. Online services are encouraged. Business Licenses, professional/occupational licenses which expire during the declared emergency will be considered valid and may be renewed up to 45 days after the declared emergency. Biennials and Trade Name Renewals may be filed without penalty from April 2- June 1.
DE DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
Counter service is by appointment only. Agent access, online services, Drop Box, mail, UPS and FedEx remain available. Until further notice, the general information telephone line will not be available after 4:30pm.

FL DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Division of Corporations will be closed until July 27. Counter service remains suspended. Dropbox available, once daily. Online services, email, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available.
GA DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended. Online and email services remain available. Expedited services remain available; expect delays.
HI DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Business Services and Bureau of Conveyances (UCC) have re-opened.
IA DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended thru 6/25/2020. Online and email services remain available. To offset closure of counter services, the State is allowing filings via email from service companies which have prepaid accounts. Additional information available online at https://sos.iowa.gov/TemporaryClosure.html
ID DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended. Online and email services remain available. Expedited services remain available; expect delays.
IL DECLARED LIMITED

Mail accepting location will have limited hours.

Secretary of State Status
State office has reopened and counter service has resumed. Online services, mail, FedEx, UPS remain available.

IN DECLARED LIMITED

Mail accepting location will have limited hours.

Secretary of State Status
The IN SOS remains open, with limited staffing and resources. Counter service has been suspended, with appointments required for all walk-in service. Online services remain available. Email is available for business entity filings which cannot be completed online. Mail/UPS/FedEx remain available. Expect processing delays.

KS DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service has resumed. SOS and Business Services Division are operating with limited staff. Online services, Drop Box, email, mail, FedEx and UPS remain available.
KY DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended. Online services, email, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available.

LA DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
Counter service has resumed. Online services, email, mail, UPS and FedEx remain available.

MA DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
 The MA SOS remains open, with limited staffing and resources. Anticipate delays. Counter service suspended. Drop box, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available. MA trial courts & superior courts closed to the public until April 6. Any Registry of Deeds located within a courthouse is also closed. Electronic services remain available. Mass. US District Court is currently open with some access limitations.
MD DECLARED OPEN

Mail accepting location will have limited hours. A notice has been placed on the door with contact information. Bulk mail is being held at the local post office where it will be checked multiple times per week.

Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended (no appointments permitted). Limited hours of operation are 9am – 1pm. Phone lines have limited staffing or are only accepting voicemails. Online service and mail/FedEx/UPS remain available. Expedited Service fees are being waived for online filings. Annual Report/Personal Property Return filing date extended from April 15 to July 15 for all entities. All expiration and renewal dates, including name reservations, trade names, and entity forfeiture dates, extended to 30th day after date on which state of emergency is terminated.

ME DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended and Expedited Services have been modified. A drop box is available. Online services and requests sent by email, mail, or UPS/FedEx remain available.
MI DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter Service suspended. Online services, mail, FedEx, UPS remain available.
MN DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended. Reduced telephone hours are 9am to 1pm. Online services, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available. Hennepin County Recorder’s office is open, but temporarily suspending paper document recording until further notice. Electronic recording remains available.

MO DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service has resumed. Online services, mail, FedEx, UPS remain available.
MS DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended. Online service, mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available. Remote Notarization enacted. In-Person Requirement for Notarizations Waived

MT DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
The Business Services Division remains open with limited staff. Late fees will be waived thru July 15 for business registrations due April 15
NC DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter Service suspended. Appointments required for drop off/pickup. Online services, mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available
ND DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service has resumed. Agent access, online services, Drop Box, mail, UPS and FedEx remain available.
NE DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter Service suspended. Online services, mail, FedEx, UPS remain available. Emergency apostille needs may be handled by appointment.
NH DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service without an appointment have been suspended. Online services, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available.
NJ DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
Counter Service has resumed. Online services, Drop Box, mail, FedEx, UPS remain available.

NM DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended. Only Apostilles and limited election-related filings accepted over the counter. Appointment required. Same Day (waiting) service suspended. All in-person transactions, without an appointment, have also been suspended. Staffing at the Division reduced to less than 1/2. Online services, Mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available.
NV DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended. SOS office will be closed on March 20 and March 27. Online services remain available.
NY DECLARED OPEN

Mail accepting location in NY is considered an essential business and will remain open.

Secretary of State Status
Counter service suspended at Division of Corporations. Fax, online, mail, FedEx, UPS are available. 2-hour and Same Day filings are being processed with evidence the next day. Next Day filings will take 3-4 days. Limited staffing, expect delays. County Clerks have partially re-opened. Most are limited hours/limited staffing. Online services remain available. The SOS Office in NYC for Apostilles is CLOSED.

OH DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
State offices have reopened and counter service has resumed.
OK DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
Counter service has resumed. Online services, mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available.

OR DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service has been suspended, and appointments have been discontinued. Online services, Mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available. Limited staffing. Expect delays.
PA DECLARED OPEN

Mail accepting location in PA is considered an essential business and will remain open.

Secretary of State Status
Limited Expedited Services now available. Counter service remains suspended. Online service, mail, UPS, and FedEx remains available. Dept of Revenue is extending all business tax licenses and certifications which are set to expire until further communication is received from the department. PA Office of General Counsel has waived the in-person service requirement on SOP and will accept service by email or mail during the COVID-19 outbreak. Deadline to file PA Tax Returns extended – returns due by April 15 have been extended to July 15; returns due by May 15 have been extended to August 14.

PR DECLARED OPEN  
RI DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
Limited counter service is available by appointment only. Use of online services is encouraged. Mail/UPS/FedEx remain available.

SC DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
SOS Business Services office is open but restricting public access. Counter service suspended. Online services, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available.

SD DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service has resumed. Online services, email, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available.
TN DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service has been suspended. Drop box and online services are available, as are mail, UPS & FedEx submissions.
TX DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service has been suspended.  Drop off is available by appointment only for service companies and is limited to corporate documents only. Apostille/Authentications are available by appointment only to service companies (same day processing).  Drop off is NOT available for UCC.  Mail, Fax, UPS, FedEx remain available.  Expect processing delays.  SOS is working on alternate options for processing and will update. Due date for Franchise Tax Reports extended to July 15, 2020.
UT DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service has been suspended. Online services are available, as are mail, UPS & FedEx submissions.
VA DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
Counter service has been suspended. Online services are available, as are Drop Box, Mail, UPS & FedEx submissions. Reduced staffing, expect delays.

VT DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service has resumed. Online services are available, as are mail, UPS & FedEx submissions.
WA DECLARED OPEN

Secretary of State Status
Counter service has been suspended. Online services, mail, email, FedEx and UPS remain available.

WI DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service has been suspended again. Online services, email, mail, FedEx and UPS remain available. DMV has suspended counter service. Mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available.
WV DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service has been suspended. Online services and requests sent by email, mail, or UPS/FedEx remain available.
WY DECLARED OPEN Secretary of State Status
Counter service is limited. Online services, telephone, mail, email, FedEx, and UPS remain available.