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Upcoming Delaware Secretary of State Office Closure

Thursday, September 3, 2015 – Tuesday, September 8, 2015

In connection with a major upgrade of its computer platform, the Delaware Secretary of State’s Division of Corporations will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2015, and will reopen for business at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  During this four-day period (which includes Labor Day), it will not be possible to process or submit filings, obtain copies of documents on file, obtain good standing certificates, file UCC documents, obtain UCC copies or searches or view information from the Delaware Secretary of State’s system.

All filings submitted on Thursday, September 3 before the 4:30 p.m. closure will receive the filing date of September 3, 2015 but the certified copies of such filings may not be issued until after the Division of Corporations reopens.  Please be advised that any filing made on Thursday, September 3 for which you need a certified copy in hand same-day will need to be received by the Division of Corporations by noon.

During the closure, the Division of Corporations will have a limited mechanism in place for emergency filings to be made, but these filings will only be accepted if it is determined that the inability to process the filings will cause substantial harm and the expedited cost will be $7,500.00 per request.

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