COVID-19 Jurisdictional Updates

 

Jurisdiction Latest Update Last Updated 5/15/2020
Alabama Operating with limited staff 3/17/2020
Alaska Counter service suspended.  Limited staff, expect delays.  Online services, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available. 3/24/2020
Arizona 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 staffing, expect delays.  Drop Box, online services, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available. 4/10/2020
Arkansas Counter service has been suspended.  A drop box is available and will be checked 3x/day.  Email, Mail, FedEx, UPS remain available.  Telephones are NOT being answered at this time.  Only essential personnel are working.  Online service remains available.  Late fees and interest for annual franchise tax will be waived until July 15. 4/13/2020
California 24-hour filings suspended as of April 20.  All counter service has been suspended.  A drop box is available.  Mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available.   Online services remain available.  SOS is open with limited staff and resources; anticipate processing delays.  Some county offices are closed or counter service has been suspended. 4/16/2020
Colorado 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. 3/30/2020
Connecticut Counter service suspended.  Online and email requests remain available.  Expedited service remains but will be mailed out (no pickups) 3/16/2020
Delaware 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. 3/23/2020
District of Columbia Counter Service Suspended until April 27.  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. 3/20/2020
Florida Counter service suspended.  Dropbox available, once daily.  Online services, email, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available.  Expedite service remains but may be delayed.  Annual Report filing deadline extended to June 30. 4/3/2020
Georgia Counter service suspended.  Online and email services remain available.  Expedited services remain available; expect delays.  Annual Registration deadline extended to May 1, 2020 3/24/2020
Hawaii Business Services and Bureau of Conveyances (UCC) are closed.  Business Service Division staff are working remotely.  Online services remain available.  Mail, UPS, FedEx, email, and faxed requests will be delayed until after the building re-opens. 3/19/2020
Idaho Counter service suspended.  Online and email services remain available.  Expedited services remain available; expect delays. 3/19/2020
Illinois Counter service suspended to walk-ins and service companies.  Limited online expedite available.  Staffing reduced to essential personnel only.  The Department of Business Services anticipates being closed through May 31, 2020. 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. 4/29/2020
Indiana 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. 3/17/2020
Iowa State buildings are re-opening on May 18.  Counter service TBD.  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 5/13/2020
Kansas Counter service suspended.  SOS and Business Services Division are operating with limited staff.  Online services, Drop Box, email, mail, FedEx and UPS remain available. 3/19/2020
Kentucky Counter service suspended.  Online services, email, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available. 3/17/2020
Louisiana Counter service suspended.  Online services, email, mail, UPS and FedEx remain available. 3/16/2020
Maine 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. 3/17/2020
Maryland 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. 3/30/2020
Massachusetts  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. 3/23/2020
Michigan Counter Service suspended. Online services, mail, FedEx, UPS remain available. 3/18/2020
Minnesota 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. 3/16/2020
Mississippi Counter service suspended.  Online service, mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available.  Remote Notarization enacted.  In-Person Requirement for Notarizations Waived 4/8/2020
Missouri Counter Service suspended. Online services, mail, FedEx, UPS remain available. 3/24/2020
Montana The Business Services Division remains open with limited staff.  Late fees will be waived thru July 15 for business registrations due April 15 4/6/2020
Nebraska Counter Service suspended. Online services, mail, FedEx, UPS remain available.  Emergency apostille needs may be handled by appointment. 3/19/2020
Nevada Counter service suspended.  SOS office will be closed on March 20 and March 27.  Online services remain available. 3/20/2020
New Hampshire Counter service without an appointment have been suspended.  Online services, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available. 3/20/2020
New Jersey Counter Service suspended. Online services, Drop Box, mail, FedEx, UPS remain available. 3/19/2020
New Mexico 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. 3/16/2020
New York 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 and Nassau County Clerks are CLOSED.  Online services remain available.  The SOS Office in NYC for Apostilles is CLOSED. 4/16/2020
North Carolina Counter Service suspended.  Appointments required for drop off/pickup.  Online services, mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available 3/18/2020
North Dakota Counter service is by appointment only.  Agent access, online services, Drop Box, mail, UPS and FedEx remain available. 3/24/2020
Ohio Counter service has been suspended.  Drop box, email, mail, FedEx, UPS, and online services remain available. 3/16/2020
Oklahoma Counter service has been suspended.  Online services, mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available. 3/19/2020
Oregon Counter service has been suspended, and appointments have been discontinued.  Online services,  Mail, UPS, and FedEx remain available.  Limited staffing.  Expect delays. 4/1/2020
Pennsylvania 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. 5/15/2020
Rhode Island Limited counter service is available by appointment only.  Use of online services is encouraged.  Mail/UPS/FedEx remain available. 3/24/2020
South Carolina SOS Business Services office is open but restricting public access.  Counter service suspended.  Online services, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available. 3/19/2020
South Dakota Counter service has been suspended until March 30.  Online services, email, mail, FedEx, and UPS remain available. 3/24/2020
Tennessee Counter service has been suspended.  Drop box and online services are available, as are mail, UPS & FedEx submissions. 3/16/2020
Texas 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. 4/3/2020
Utah Counter service has been suspended.  Online services are available, as are mail, UPS & FedEx submissions. 3/20/2020
Vermont Counter service has been suspended.  Online services are available, as are mail, UPS & FedEx submissions. 3/19/2020
Virginia Counter service has been suspended.  Online services are available, as are Drop Box, Mail, UPS & FedEx submissions.  Reduced staffing, expect delays. 3/19/2020
Washington Counter service has been suspended.  Online services, mail, email, FedEx and UPS remain available. 3/16/2020
West Virginia Counter service has been suspended.  Online services and requests sent by email, mail, or UPS/FedEx remain available. 3/16/2020
Wisconsin 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. 3/23/2020
Wyoming Counter service is limited.  Online services, telephone, mail, email, FedEx, and UPS remain available. 3/24/2020
Federal Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html 3/16/2020
International
Canada (Ontario) Counter service remains available.  PPSA is available for searching and filing.  Federal and Provincial courts are open for searching and filing.  Bankruptcy and Bank Act is open for searching. 4/7/2020
India Registries remain closed until May 3.  Good Standings and Certified Copies will be delayed. 4/23/2020
Ireland Ministry of Foreign Affairs closed until further notice.  Good Standings and Certified Copies are delayed. 4/3/2020
Singapore Legalizations services suspended until June 1.  Document copies and lien searches remain available without disruption. 4/23/2020
Spain The MFA has partially reopened and are available to process apostilles with significant delays due to staff shortage and acceptance of postal orders. 4/23/2020
UK The HM Land Registry searches are currently unavailable.  Expedited services for Good Standings and Certified Copies have been suspended.  The Foreign & Commonwealth Office remains closed 4/3/2020