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

A convenient directory links for U.S. corporate filings

Secretary of State Office Websites for All US 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. , 334-242-7200
2. , 907-465-2530
3. , 602-542-3230
4. , 501-682-1010
5. , 916-653-3795
6. , 303-894-2251
7. , 203-566-3216
8. , 302-739-4111
9. , 202-727-7278
10. , 904-488-9000
11. , 404-656-2817
12. 
13. , 808-586-2727
14. , 208-334-2300
15. , 217-782-7880
16.

 , 317-232-6576
17. , 515-281-5204
18. , 913-296-2236
19. , 502-564-2848
20. , 504-925-4704
21. , 207-287-3676
22. , 410-225-1330
23.

 , 617-727-9640
24. , 517-334-6206
25. , 612-296-2803
26. , 601-359-1333
27. , 314-751-1310
28. , 406-444-3665
29. , 402-471-4079
30. , 702-687-5203
31. , 603-271-3242
32. , 609-530-6400
33. , 505-827-4508
34. , 518-474-4752
35. , 919-733-4201
36. , 701-328-4284
37. , 614-466-3910
38. , 405-521-3911
39. , 503-986-2200
40. , 717-787-1057
41. , 787-722-2121
42. , 401-277-2357
43. , 803-734-2158
44. , 605-773-4845
45. , 615-741-2286
46. , 512-463-5555
47. , 801-530-4849
48. , 802-828-2386
49.

 , 340-776-8515
50. , 804-371-9141
51. , 360-725-0377
52. , 304-558-8000
53. , 608-266-3590
54. , 307-777-7311

Once you've gotten your business entity legally organized with your secretary of state office, 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.