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 Lt. Governor, 907-269-7460
3. Arizona Secretary of State, 602-542-4285
4. Arkansas Secretary of State, 501-682-1010
5. California Secretary of State, 916-653-7244
6. Colorado Secretary of State, 303-894-2200
7. Connecticut Secretary of State, 860-509-6200
8. Delaware Secretary of State, 302-577-8161
9. District of Columbia Secretary of State, 202-727-6306
10. Florida Secretary of State, 850-245-6500
11. Georgia Secretary of State, 470-312-2800
12. Guam Government Site, 671-475-9380
13. Hawaii Lt. Governor, 808-586-0255
14. Idaho Secretary of State, 208-334-2300
15. Illinois Secretary of State, 217-782-2201
16. Indiana Secretary of State, 317-232-6536
17. Iowa Secretary of State, 515-281-6230
18. Kansas Secretary of State, 785-296-4564
19. Kentucky Secretary of State, 502-564-3490
20. Louisiana Secretary of State, 225-922-2880
21. Maine Secretary of State, 207-626-8400
22. Maryland Secretary of State, 410-974-5521
23. Massachusetts Secretary of State, 617-727-9180
24. Michigan Secretary of State, 517-335-2436
25. Minnesota Secretary of State, 651-201-1324
26. Mississippi Secretary of State, 601-359-1350
27. Missouri Secretary of State, 573-751-4936
28. Montana Secretary of State, 406-444-2034
29. Nebraska Secretary of State, 402-471-2554
30. Nevada Secretary of State, 775-684-5708
31. New Hampshire Secretary of State, 603-271-3242
32. New Jersey Secretary of State, 609-777-2581
33. New Mexico Secretary of State, 505-827-3600
34. New York Secretary of State, 518-486-9846
35. North Carolina Secretary of State, 919-814-5400
36. North Dakota Secretary of State, 701-328-2900
37. Ohio Secretary of State, 614-466-2655
38. Oklahoma Secretary of State, 405-521-3912
39. Oregon Secretary of State, 503-986-1523
40. Pennsylvania Secretary of State, 717-787-6485
41. Puerto Rico Secretary of State, 787-722-2121
42. Rhode Island Secretary of State, 401-222-2357
43. South Carolina Secretary of State, 803-734-2170
44. South Dakota Secretary of State, 605-773-3537
45. Tennessee Secretary of State, 615-741-2819
46. Texas Secretary of State, 512-463-5770
47. Utah Lt. Governor, 801-538-1041
48. Vermont Secretary of State, 802-828-2148
49. Virgin Islands Secretary of State, 340-774-2991
50. Virginia Secretary of State, 804-786-2441
51. Washington Secretary of State, 360-902-4151
52. West Virginia Secretary of State, 304-558-6000
53. Wisconsin Secretary of State, 608-266-8888
54. Wyoming Secretary of State, 307-777-7378

Differences Between States

No two states have the exact same responsibilities for their secretaries of state. In Massachusetts, the "secretary of state" office is instead called the "secretary of the commonwealth." In 38 states and three territories, the secretary of state position is elected, whereas in the others, the position is appointed by an official such as the state's governor.