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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: June 3, 2020 2:00 p.m. (PDT)
Latest updates are listed in red.

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 with limited staff and resources; expect delays

ALASKA

  • Counter service has been suspended for business filings.
  • Walk-in UCC Filings available from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. daily 
  • State remains open with limited staff and resources; expect delays
  • Online service remains available
  • Fax, Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

ARIZONA

  • Secretary of State counter service has been suspended (UCC, Partnerships, Apostilles, Notary, Trade Names Trademarks); a drop box is available
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • AZ SOS has suspended expedited services for UCC-11 certified searches and copies, and UCC filings until further notice; routine service is expected to take approximately 4-5 weeks
  • Arizona Corporation Commission (LLCs and Corporations) 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 for new filings
  • Only essential personnel are working; expect delays
  • Telephones are not being answered at this time
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Late fees and interest for annual franchise tax will be waived until July 15, 2020

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
  • 24 hour/Preclearance filing service did not resume on 06/01/2020 as previously announced due to civil unrest
  • Expect delays of 3 weeks or more for routine filings
  • State has suspended the 72-hour rule; a rejected filing will no longer retain the original submission date as its filing date when corrected and returned within 72 hours of rejection
  • State remains open with limited staff and resources; expect delays
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Los Angeles County Clerk-Recorder is closed to the public; mail in recordings and filings are still available
  • Los Angeles Superior Court closed until at least June 10, 2020; CLAS can still perform searches and obtain copies
  • Orange County Clerk-Recorder offices are closed; CLAS can still perform searches and record documents
  • Orange County Superior Court has reopened courthouses for limited services, but members of the public should not visit a courthouse unless they have been notified by the Court that they have a hearing scheduled on their matter; public service windows will remain closed

COLORADO

  • Counter service has been suspended, a drop box is available
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Colorado notaries have been granted temporary authority to perform remote notarizations

CONNECTICUT

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Email expedited filing service began on June 1, 2020 
  • Annual reports deadline for LLCs extended to June 30, 2020

DELAWARE

  • Counter service is by appointment only
  • Agent access remains available
  • Online services remain available
  • Drop box, Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  • Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs remains open at this time
  • Counter service has been suspended 
  • Online service remains available
  • Biennial Reports and Trade Name Renewals may be filed without penalty from April 2-June 1, 2020
  • Recorder of Deeds counter service has been suspended
  • Only online services are available 

FLORIDA

  • Counter service has been suspended; drop box available, once daily
  • Expedited service remains, expect delays
  • Online and fax service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Annual report due date has been extended to June 30, 2020

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

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • 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
  • Online service remains available
  • 90 day annual report extension issued from day the state reopened
  • Illinois notaries have been granted temporary authority to perform remote, online notarizations

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 trough June 25, 2020
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Administrative dissolutions delayed until July 15, 2020

KANSAS

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Business Services Division is operating with limited staff
  • Online and email services remain available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Annual report deadline extended to July 15, 2020

KENTUCKY

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

LOUISIANA

  • State has reopened; counter service is now available
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • 60 day annual report extension issued from day the state reopens

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
  • 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
  • All expiration and renewal dates extended until 30 days after the state of emergency is rescinded 

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

MISSISSIPPI

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Online service only available
  • Remote notarization enacted, the in-person requirement for notarizations has been waived

MISSOURI

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

MONTANA

  • State remains open; usual services available
  • Limited staff and resources; expect delays
  • Late fees will be waived through July 15, 2020 for annual reports due April 15, 2020

NEBRASKA

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Emergency Apostilles may be handled by appointment
  • 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 is not available at this time
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

NEW JERSEY

  • Counter Service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Emergency Apostilles may be handled by appointment
  • 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 and fax requests have been suspended at the Division of Corporations
  • 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
  • New York County and Nassau County Clerks are closed; online services remain available

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Counter service has been suspended 
  • Online service remains available
  • Late fees for some annual reports filings will not be issued until after June 15, 2020

NORTH DAKOTA

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

OHIO

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

OKLAHOMA

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online and email service only 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
  • Expedited service has been suspended
  • Department 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, 2020 have been extended to July 15, 2020; returns due by May 15, 2020 have been extended to August 14, 2020

RHODE ISLAND

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

SOUTH CAROLINA

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

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • State is open; 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
  • Due date for Franchise Tax Reports extended to July 15, 2020

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

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online and email service remains available
  • 60 day annual report extension issued from date the state reopens

WEST VIRGINIA

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

WISCONSIN

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

WYOMING

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