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  • CDC Info
  • UPS Important Updates
    • “”In all 50 states, UPS and the UPS store are exempt from any and all local, county, or state regulations and free to keep operating. UPS secured confirmation from all 50 states directly from the Governors’ office.” – 03/18/2020″
    • “UPS operations will continue, with daily collections and deliveries except where constrained by government restrictions” -03/31/2020
  • USPS Statement on COVID-19
  • FedEx Service Alerts
    • “Due to the crucial role we play in moving supply chains and delivering critical relief, FedEx is considered an essential business. We will continue to operate under state-of-emergency and shelter-in-place orders recently issued in the U.S.” – 03/31/2020

Shipping Services

UPS operations will continue, with daily collections and deliveries except where constrained by government restrictions -03/31/2020

Due to the crucial role we play in moving supply chains and delivering critical relief, FedEx is considered an essential business. We will continue to operate under state-of-emergency and shelter-in-place orders recently issued in the U.S. – 03/31/2020

Current Status of US States

State State of Emergency Site Status Filing Restrictions
AK DECLARED OPEN Operating with limited staff
AL DECLARED LIMITED

Mail accepting site will have limited hours. Mail is delivered to a locked box to ensure delivery. UPS/FedEx dropbox on site for outgoing packages.

Secretary of State operating with limited staff

AR DECLARED LIMITED

Mail accepting site will have limited hours. SOPs and weekly mail will be sent out on their normal schedule. Outgoing FedEx/UPS will be taken to a dropbox.

Effective beginning today, March 13th, the secretary of state’s office will not accept walk-in visitors to their Business & Commercial Services offices in Little Rock and Fayetteville. This restriction will remain in place until further notice. This means paper records cannot be filed across the counter and it is unclear whether mail delivery will be permitted. A dropbox is available and will be checked 3x/day. Telephones are NOT being answered at this time. Only essential personnel are working. Online service remains available.

AZ DECLARED OPEN 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 has been limited, but not suspended. Limited staffing, expect delays. Online services, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available.
CA DECLARED OPEN Counter service has been suspended. A drop box is available. Mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available. Online services remain available. Anticipate processing delays.
CO DECLARED OPEN Counter service has been suspended. A drop box is available. Mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available. Online service remains available.
CT DECLARED OPEN Counter services has been suspended. Online and email requests remain available. Expedited service remains but will be mailed out (no pickups)
DC DECLARED OPEN 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 may be filed without penalty from April 2- June 1.
DE DECLARED LIMITED

Mail accepting location has limited hours.

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 Counter service suspended. Online services, email, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available. Expedite service remains but may be delayed.
GA DECLARED OPEN Counter service suspended. Online and email services remain available. Expedited services remain available; expect delays.
HI DECLARED OPEN Bureau of Conveyances (UCC) is closed. Business Services – Counter service suspended. Online services, email, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available.
IA DECLARED OPEN Counter service suspended from March 18-27. 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 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.

Counter service has been suspended. Routine and Expedited Services have been suspended. Staffing reduced to essential personnel only. The Department of Business Services anticipates being closed through April 30, 2020. No mail or hard copy paper filings will be processed during the closure. Online services remain available but delayed. Annual Report due date extended by at least 30 days after the office reopens, and penalties are being waived. IL notaries have been granted temporary authority to perform remote, online notarizations.

IN DECLARED LIMITED

Mail accepting location will have limited hours.

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 Counter service suspended as of 3/23/2020. SOS and Business Services Division will be operating with limited staff beginning 3/23/2020. Online services, Drop Box, email, mail, FedEx and UPS remain available.
KY DECLARED LIMITED

Mail accepting location will have limited hours. They have a secure mailbox on site for daily delivery of mail.

Counter service suspended as of 3/18/2020. Online services, email, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available.

LA DECLARED LIMITED

Mail accepting location has limited hours. Secured Mailbox for mail delivery. Process server has been notified.

Counter service has been suspended. Online and email requests remain available

MA DECLARED OPEN  The MA SOS remains open, with limited staffing and resources. Anticipate delays. MA trial courts & superior courts closed to the public on March 16-17. Any Registry of Deeds located within a courthouse will also be closed. Electronic services remain available. Mass. US District Court is currently open with some access limitations.
MD DECLARED OPEN Counter service has been suspended (no appointments permitted). Limited hours beginning March 18, 2020: 9am – 1pm. Online service and mail/FedEx/UPS remain available. Expedited Service fees are being waived for online filings.
ME DECLARED OPEN Counter service has been 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 Counter Service has been suspended. Online services, mail, FedEx, UPS remain available.
MN DECLARED LIMITED

Mail accepting location will have limited hours.

Hennepin County Recorder’s office is open, but temporarily suspending paper document recording until further notice

MO DECLARED OPEN  
MS DECLARED LIMITED

Mail accepting location will have limited hours.

Counter service suspended 3/17/2020 at 2pm. Online, mail, UPS, FedEx remain available.

MT DECLARED OPEN The MT Business Services Division remains open with limited staff.
NC DECLARED OPEN Counter Service will be suspended beginning Friday, March 20 at 4pm. Appointments required for drop off/pickup. Online services remain available
ND DECLARED OPEN Counter service is by appointment only. Agent access, online services, Drop Box, mail, UPS and FedEx remain available.
NE DECLARED OPEN Counter Service has been suspended. Online services, mail, FedEx, UPS remain available. Emergency apostille needs may be handled by appointment.
NH DECLARED OPEN Counter service without an appointment have been suspended. Online services, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available.
NJ DECLARED OPEN Counter Service has been suspended. Online services, mail, FedEx, UPS remain available. Emergency apostille needs may be handled by appointment.
NM DECLARED OPEN Same Day (waiting) service has been suspended until further notice. All in-person transactions without an appointment have also been suspended.
NV DECLARED OPEN 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 PA is considered an essential business and will remain open.

Counter service and fax requests suspended at Division of Corporations. Online services, mail, FedEx, UPS remain 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. Many County Clerks have either suspended counter service or closed entirely. New York County Clerk is not accepting Business Certificates at this time. County UCC/Lien filings, notary certifications, search and retrieval services remain available in most counties. NY County, Kings, Queens, Bronx, Richmond Counties – Lower Civil Court, Landlord & Tenant Court, Small Claims Court, US District Court, Criminal Courts are CLOSED. In Kings County, the Surrogates/Probate Court is CLOSED. The SOS Office in NYC for Apostilles is CLOSED.

OH DECLARED OPEN Counter service has been suspended. Drop box, email, and online services remain available.
OK DECLARED LIMITED

Mail location will have limited hours of operation. Notice has been placed on the door to indicate available hours. Location has a mail dropbox available to ensure no mail is missed. FedEx and UPS dropboxes are available on site.

Counter service has been suspended. Online services, mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available.

OR DECLARED OPEN 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.

Walk-In service and Expedited services have been suspended. Online services remain available.

PR DECLARED OPEN  
RI DECLARED LIMITED

Mail accepting location has limited hours. Process servers have been notified. FedEx/UPS dropbox on site for pickups.

The SOS has closed all public counters and will be by appointment only. This is subject to change. Mail-in submissions are being processed. Use of online services is encouraged. Mail/UPS/FedEx remain available.

SC DECLARED LIMITED

Site will be closed to outside visitors from 3/21/2020-4/1/2020. They will be sending out mail on Friday.

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

SD DECLARED OPEN Counter service has been suspended until March 23. Online, mail, FedEx, and UPS services remain available.
TN DECLARED OPEN Counter service has been suspended. Dropbox and online services are available, as are mail & FedEx submissions
TX DECLARED OPEN Counter service has been suspended. Drop off is available by appointment only for services not available online. Mail, Fax, UPS, FedEx remain available. No indication as to processing times supplied. SOS is working on alternate options for processing and will update.
UT DECLARED OPEN Counter service has been suspended. Online services are available, as are mail, UPS & FedEx submissions.
VA DECLARED LIMITED

LINC mail accepting location will have limited hours starting 4/6/2020. Secured mailbox on site and notice placed on door.

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

VT DECLARED OPEN Counter service has been suspended. Online services are available, as are mail, UPS & FedEx submissions.
WA DECLARED LIMITED

Mail accepting location will have limited hours. Forwarding services continue without interruption

Counter service has been suspended. Online and email services remain available.

WI DECLARED OPEN Counter service has been suspended. Online services and requests sent by email, mail, or UPS/FedEx remain available.
WV DECLARED OPEN Counter service has been suspended. Online services and requests sent by email, mail or UPS/FedEx remain available.
WY DECLARED OPEN Counter service is being suspended. Online services, telephone, mail, email, FedEx, and UPS remain available.