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Coronavirus Update: West Coast Gov. Office Closures

Latest update: 07/30/2020 at 8:23 am pst

CORPSMART™ offices remain open and unaffected at this time.

West Coast States

Alaska:

  • Counter service is suspended for business filings. Limited staff, expect delays.
  • Walk-in UCC filings from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  • Online services, mail, FedEx and UPS remain available. 

Arizona:

  • SOS has suspended expedite services for UCC Filings, UCC-11 Certified Searches and UCC Copies. Uncertified Searches and Routine Services remain available.
  • Online services, mail, FedEx and UPS are available – expect processing delays.
  • Limited staffing – expect delays. Online, email, mail FedEx and UPS services are available. 

California:

  • The Secretary of State will be updating its UCC system on July 15, 2020. The conversion will begin on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 12:01 am and will continue until the system goes live on July 15, 2020 at approximately 10:00 am local time.
    • During this conversion, you will not have the ability to electronically submit UCC filings, nor complete searches.
    • All UCC filings received by mail or by lobby drop-box will receive a filing date of July 15, 2020 and there will be no UCC filings filed on July 13, 2020 and July 14, 2020.
  • Effective June 24, 2020, limited Expedite/Preclearance filing services will resume. Filing evidence will be returned late afternoon the following day.
    • 24 Hour Expedite Filing (Expedite Fee: $350 plus filing fee)
    • 24 Hour Preclearance Filing (Expedite Fee: $500 plus filing fee)
  • Effective June 24, 2020, the 72-hour rule for rejected filings will be reinstated as of June 24, 2020.
  • State remains open with limited staff and resources; expect delays.
  • 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.
  • Expect delays of 3 weeks or more for routine filings.
  • Orange County Clerk-Recorder has re-opened to the public as of June 10, 2020.
  • Orange County Superior Court is still closed for walk-in service for the public and they will be unveiling an appointment system to limit visitors.
  • Additional county offices are closed or counter service has been suspended. 
  • Limited expedited/pre-clearance business filing services is suspended.
  • Email, mail, FedEx, UPS and online services remain available.

Hawaii:

  • Business Services and Bureau of Conveyances (UCC) have re-opened.
  • Counter service is now available.
  • Online services are available.
  • Email, Fax, Mail and UPS/FedEx are available.

Idaho:

  • Counter service is suspended, but online and email services remain available. 
  • Expedited services are available, but expect delays.

Montana:

  • The Business Services Division remains open with limited staff and resources – expect delays. 
  • Late fees will be waived through July 15, 2020 for business registrations due April 15, 2020.

Nevada:

  • Counter service is suspended. 
  • Online services are available. 

Oregon:

  • Counter service is suspended – daily appointments are no longer allowed. 
  • Online services, mail, UPS and FedEx remain available.
  • Limited staffing – expect delays.

Utah:

  • In observance of Pioneer Day, state offices will be closed Friday, July 24, 2020.
  • Counter service is suspended, but online services are available, as are mail, FedEx and UPS submissions. 

Washington:

  • Curbside service is available to service companies. Each service company has their own scheduled time frame for drop-off and pick-up service.
  • Effective June 11, 2020, customers will be able to incorporate business corporations using Bylaws reflecting the latest up-to-date provisions in the Business Corporation Act.
  • Counter service is suspended, but online, mail, email, FedEx and UPS services are available. 

Federal: Click on the individual line item for direct access to the corresponding page.

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