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COVID-19 Jurisdictional Updates

Please see below for the latest information from filing offices regarding the measures they are implementing to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus while keeping search, filing and retrieval operations running as smoothly as possible.

This page is updated frequently - check back often!

UPDATED: October 9, 2020 11:00 a.m. (PDT)

CLAS Information Services remains open and ready to assist you!

CLAS is able to record documents and perform searches in many county jurisdictions across the United States. For information regarding a specific county filing office or court, please contact CLAS at clasorders@clasinfo.com

ALABAMA
 
  • State remains open; usual services available

ALASKA

  • Counter service has been suspended for business filings.
  • Online service remains available
  • Fax, Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

ARIZONA

  • Secretary of State counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Online service remains available
  • Fax, Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Arizona Corporation Commission counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Limited staff; expect delays
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
ARKANSAS 
 
  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available and will be checked three times a day 
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

CALIFORNIA

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Routine business filings will be returned by mail; expect delays for return of filing evidence
  • State has resumed limited Expedited/Preclearance services for business filings beginning 
  • Expect delays of 3 weeks or more for routine filings
  • The 72-hour rule for rejected business filings has been reinstated 
  • State remains open with limited staff and resources; expect delays
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Los Angeles office of the Secretary of State is closed due to a positive COVID-19 case
  • Los Angeles County Clerk-Recorder is closed to the public 
  • Los Angeles Superior Court closed; CLAS can still perform searches and obtain copies
  • Orange County Clerk-Recorder has reopened to the public 
  • Orange County Superior Court is still closed for walk-in service for the public they will be unveiling an appointment system to limit visitors

COLORADO

  • Counter service has been suspended, a drop box is available
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

CONNECTICUT

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Email expedited filing service began on June 1, 2020; evidence picked up on th elobby

DELAWARE

  • Agent access remains available
  • Online services remain available
  • Drop box, Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  • Counter service has been suspended 
  • Online service remains available
  • Recorder of Deeds counter service has been suspended
  • Only online services are available 

FLORIDA

  • Counter service has been suspended; drop box available 
  • Expedited service remains, expect delays
  • Online and fax service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

GEORGIA

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Expedited service remains; expect delays

HAWAII

  • Business Services and Bureau of Conveyances have reopened; counter service is now available
  • Public lobby hours reduced to 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 HST
  • Online services remain available
  • Email, Fax, Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

IDAHO

  • State is open; usual services available
  • Expedited service remains available; expect delays
  • Online and email service remains available

ILLINOIS

  • State office has reopened; counter service is now available
  • Experiencing extreme delays for filing evidence return under routine service
  • Online service remains available

INDIANA

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online service remains and is preferred
  • Email is not available for UCC filings; must be submitted online
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

IOWA

  • Counter service has been suspended 
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Experiencing some delays

KANSAS

  • State office has reopened; counter service is now available
  • Drop box is still available and filings will be treated as a walk-in
  • Online and email services remain available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

KENTUCKY

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Experiencing some delays

LOUISIANA

  • State office has reopened; counter service is now available
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

MAINE

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

MARYLAND

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Limited same-day expedited filing service available (Monday, Wednesday and Friday only)
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Expedite fees for some services waived until 30 days after the state of emergency is rescinded
  • Annual Report/Personal Property Return due date extended to July 15, 2020 for all entities

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Online and fax service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

MICHIGAN

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online and email service remains available

MINNESOTA

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Online service remains available
  • Expedited service available; expect delays

MISSISSIPPI

  • Counter service has been restored
  • Online services only available

MISSOURI

  • Counter service has been reinstated
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

MONTANA

  • State remains open; usual services available

NEBRASKA

  • Open to the public by appointment only; online scheduler is available
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

NEVADA

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • 60 day annual report extension issued from date the state of emergency ends

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Expedited filing service has been reinstated
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

NEW JERSEY

  • Counter service has been suspended a drop box is available
  • 1-hour, 2-hour and same day expedite service suspended
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

NEW MEXICO

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Same day expedited filings are not available until further notice
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Annual report deadline extended to July 15, 2020

NEW YORK

  • Counter service have been suspended at the Division of Corporations
  • Fax and online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • 2-hour and Same Day filings are being processed with evidence the next day 
  • Next Day filings will take 3-4 days
  • The SOS office in New York City for Apostilles is closed
  • County Clerks have partially reopened; most are limited hours and staffing

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Counter service has been suspended 
  • Online service remains available
  • Now offering in person appointments to the public

NORTH DAKOTA

  • State is open; usual services available
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

OHIO

  • State office has reopened; counter service is now available
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

OKLAHOMA

  • State office has reopened; counter service is now available
  • Online and email service is available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

OREGON

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Limited staffing; expect delays
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Online service remains available
  • Experiencing some delays

RHODE ISLAND

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Online service remains available 
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Experiencing some delays

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online service only is available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • State is open; usual service are available
  • Limited staff; expect delays
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

TENNESSEE

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

TEXAS

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Experiencing some delays

UTAH

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

VERMONT

  • State is open; usual services available
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

VIRGINIA

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • State remains open with limited staff and resources; expect delays
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

WASHINGTON

  • State has reopened; counter service available via drive-through lobby
  • Online and email service remains available

WEST VIRGINIA

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Expect significant delays

WISCONSIN

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Experiencing some delays

WYOMING

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Telephone service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Experiencing some delays
We're here to help! Please feel free to contact CLAS for help in planning your projects to minimize service delays. 800.952.5696 | clasorders@clasinfo.com.
 
For informational purposes only; content does not constitute legal advice.

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