Directory of Secretary of State Offices and Websites

A Convenient Directory of Links for U.S. Corporate Filings

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Secretary of State offices are responsible for registering corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and partnerships; handling business mergers and acquisitions; and processing the articles of dissolution in the event you close down a business. Depending on which state you live in, information can be difficult to find.

Finding More Information

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 state's Secretary of State website to learn more about the specific filing requirements where you live.

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, 671-472-7679
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.

 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

Differences Between States

No two states have the exact same responsibilities for their secretaries of state. In Massachusets, the "secretary of state" office is instead called the "secretary of the commonwealth." In 37 states, the secretary of state position is elected, whereas in the others, the position is appointed by an official such as the state's governor.