Secretary of State Office Websites for All U.S. States and Territories

A convenient directory links for U.S. corporate filings

Secretary of State Office Websites for All U.S. States and Territories

Secretary of State offices are responsible for registering corporations, limited liability companies (LLC's), partnerships, handling business mergers and acquisitions, and processing the articles of dissolution in the event you close down a business.

If you're starting a business that'll be classified as anything beyond a sole proprietorship, you'll need to ensure that you go through the proper channels with your state's regulations and tax filing requirements.

Get started by visiting your corresponding Secretary of State website to learn more about the specific filing requirements in your state.

For your convenience, here are quick links and phone numbers for the Secretary of State offices for all U.S. states and territories:

1. Alabama Secretary of State, 334-242-7200
2. Alaska Secretary of State, 907-465-2530
3. Arizona Secretary of State, 602-542-3230
4. Arkansas Secretary of State, 501-682-1010
5. California Secretary of State, 916-653-3795
6. Colorado Secretary of State, 303-894-2251
7. Connecticut Secretary of State, 203-566-3216
8. Delaware Secretary of State, 302-739-4111
9. District of Columbia Secretary of State, 202-727-7278
10. Florida Secretary of State, 904-488-9000
11. Georgia Secretary of State, 404-656-2817
12. Guam Government Site
13. Hawaii Secretary of State, 808-586-2727
14. Idaho Secretary of State, 208-334-2300
15. Illinois Secretary of State, 217-782-7880
16.

 Indiana Secretary of State, 317-232-6576
17. Iowa Secretary of State, 515-281-5204
18. Kansas Secretary of State, 913-296-2236
19. Kentucky Secretary of State, 502-564-2848
20. Louisiana Secretary of State, 504-925-4704
21. Maine Secretary of State, 207-287-3676
22. Maryland Secretary of State, 410-225-1330
23.

 Massachusetts Secretary of State, 617-727-9640
24. Michigan Secretary of State, 517-334-6206
25. Minnesota Secretary of State, 612-296-2803
26. Mississippi Secretary of State, 601-359-1333
27. Missouri Secretary of State, 314-751-1310
28. Montana Secretary of State, 406-444-3665
29. Nebraska Secretary of State, 402-471-4079
30. Nevada Secretary of State, 702-687-5203
31. New Hampshire Secretary of State, 603-271-3242
32. New Jersey Secretary of State, 609-530-6400
33. New Mexico Secretary of State, 505-827-4508
34. New York Secretary of State, 518-474-4752
35. North Carolina Secretary of State, 919-733-4201
36. North Dakota Secretary of State, 701-328-4284
37. Ohio Secretary of State, 614-466-3910
38. Oklahoma Secretary of State, 405-521-3911
39. Oregon Secretary of State, 503-986-2200
40. Pennsylvania Secretary of State, 717-787-1057
41. Puerto Rico Secretary of State, 787-722-2121
42. Rhode Island Secretary of State, 401-277-2357
43. South Carolina Secretary of State, 803-734-2158
44. South Dakota Secretary of State, 605-773-4845
45.

 Tennessee Secretary of State, 615-741-2286
46. Texas Secretary of State, 512-463-5555
47. Utah Secretary of State, 801-530-4849
48. Vermont Secretary of State, 802-828-2386
49. Virgin Islands Secretary of State, 340-776-8515
50. Virginia Secretary of State, 804-371-9141
51. Washington Secretary of State, 360-725-0377
52. West Virginia Secretary of State, 304-558-8000
53. Wisconsin Secretary of State, 608-266-3590
54. Wyoming Secretary of State, 307-777-7311

Once you've gotten your business entity legally organized with your state department, it's time to start getting serious about your business planning process if you haven't already. It all starts with defining what makes your business unique and different from all potential competitors within your space.

Answer these questions and you'll be well on your way:

  • Who are my customers?
  • What are the problems my business will be solving for them?
  • How does my product or service help solve their problems?
  • What makes my solution different than that of any others?

Forcing yourself to answer these critical early-stage questions will help you build a strong platform for the future growth of your business.

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