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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: March 27, 2020 | 3:00 p.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 with limited staff and resources; expect delays

ALASKA

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • State remains open with limited staff and resources; expect delays
  • Online service remains available
  • 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
  • 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

CALIFORNIA

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Routine business filing will be returned by mail
  • 24-hour expedite filings will be available for CLAS to pick up between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.(PDT) the next day
  • State remains open with limited staff and resources; expect delays
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

CANADA (Ontario)

  • Toronto counter service remains; all registrations and filings are being processed
  • PPSA is still available for searching and filing
  • Federal and Provincial courts are open for filing and searching
  • Bankruptcy and Bank Act is open for searching

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 service remains available
  • Expedited service remains, but will be mailed out (no pick ups)

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 until April 27, 2020
  • 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
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted 

FLORIDA

  • Counter service limited to one drop off and one pick up each day
  • Expedited service remains, but may be delayed 
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

GEORGIA

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online and email service remains available
  • Expedited service remains; expect delays
  • Annual registration deadline has been extended to May 1, 2020

HAWAII

  • Business Services and Bureau of Conveyances (UCC) are closed
  • Business Service staff are working remotely
  • Online services remain available
  • Email, Fax, Mail and UPS/FedEx requests will be delayed 

IDAHO

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Expedited service remains available; expect delays
  • Online and email service remains available

ILLINOIS

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Routine and Expedite services have been suspended
  • Staffing has been reduced to essential personnel only
  • Department of Business Services anticipates being closed through April 7, 2020
  • No mail or hard copy paper filings will be processed during the closure
  • 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

IOWA

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

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

KENTUCKY

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

LOUISIANA

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

MAINE

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

MARYLAND

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Limited hours of operation are 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Online service remains available
  • State is waiving expedite fee for online filings
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted
  • Annual Report/Personal Property Return filing date extended from April 15 to July 15 for all entities
  • All expiration and renewal dates extended to 30th day after date on which state of emergency is terminated.

MASSACHUSETTS

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

MICHIGAN

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Online service remains available

MINNESOTA

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

MISSISSIPPI

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

MISSOURI

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

MONTANA

  • State remains open with limited staff and resources; expect delays

NEBRASKA

  • Counter Service has been suspended
  • Emergency Apostilles may be handled by appointment
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

NEVADA

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • Secretary of State will be closed March 27, 2020
  • Online service remains available

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • Counter service by appointment only
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

NEW JERSEY

  • Counter Service has been suspended
  • Emergency Apostilles may be handled by appointment
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

NEW MEXICO

  • Same day expedited filings are not available until further notice
  • All in-person transactions without an appointment has been suspended

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

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Counter service has been suspended 
  • Online service remains available

NORTH DAKOTA

  • Counter service by appointment only
  • Online service remains available
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

OHIO

  • Counter service has been suspended; a drop box is available
  • Mail in requests are accepted
  • Online service remains available

OKLAHOMA

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

OREGON

  • Counter service has been suspended; daily appointments are no longer allowed
  • 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 is not available at this time

RHODE ISLAND

  • Limited counter service is available; appointment only
  • 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

  • Counter service has been suspended until March 30, 2020
  • Online and Email service remains
  • 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
  • Drops offs available by appointment and for corporate documents only 
  • No drop off service for UCC filings; fax only
  • Mail and UPS/FedEx requests are accepted

UTAH

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

VERMONT

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

VIRGINIA

  • Counter service has been suspended
  • 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

WEST VIRGINIA

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

WISCONSIN

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

WYOMING

  • Counter service is limited
  • Online 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.

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