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Want to file hardcopy (instead of online)?

  • Go to: New Business Name Reservation
  • Processing time for hardcopy (paper) filings:
    • October-February: Expect delays greater than 15 business days.
    • March-September: Standard processing time of 10-15 business days.

General Online Filing Instructions

  • WE ONLY ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING FOR ONLINE PAYMENT:      
  • CHECK YOUR SYSTEM
    • For online filing to work properly your computer must have JavaScript and cookies enabled in your browser.
  • BE PREPARED
    • Gather all the necessary information before you begin online filing. The system will expect you to move through the online filing process in a smooth and timely manner without interruptions or delays.
  • DURING FILING
    • Do not use the BACK or FORWARD buttons. This will cause you to lose information and you will need to start all over.
    • Move through in a smooth and timely manner. If you take too long, due to interruptions or delays, then you may be timed out and will need to start over.
  • BEFORE PAYMENT
    • Review, check, and re-check your data entry and spelling for accuracy.
    • Note: some special characters or symbols may not be accepted.
    • Do not print the online filing PDF and submit it to this office; it will be denied.
    • Complete the entire online filing and payment process online.
  • PAYMENT
    • We currently only accept Visa and Mastercard.
    • If payment is denied:
      • Check your data entry and spelling; does the information provided correspond with the credit card.
      • Check with your credit card company.
  • AFTER PAYMENT
    • You will receive confirmation when your online filing has successfully completed.
    • Filing will immediately be filed for record and are non-refundable.
    • Filings will post immediately on the web.
    • Filings/certificates are immediately available to print from the web.
    • Do not duplicate the filing or payment by submitting it hardcopy (paper).
  • ONLINE FILINGS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
  • ONLINE FILING MISTAKE?
  • CHARGED BUT NO FILING?
    • On very rare occasions, when there is an interruption to the internet during an online filing or payment, a charge to the credit card may occur without a filing successfully being filed for record. When this occurs the online filing system will notify you and this office. Check your email and watch your credit card statement for a refund in a few days.