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. , 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.

 , 671-472-7679
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

Differences Between States

No two states share the exact same Secretary of State responsibilities. For example, in Massachusets, the "Secretary of State" office is instead called the" Secretary of the Commonwealth." Each state handles their State responsibilities differently. In 37 states, the Secretary of State position is one that is voted in, whereas in the others, the position is appointed by a higher official, like that state's governor.

Since the Secretary is responsible for foreign actions and how they impact specific statesor the U.S. as a wholeand the position is tailored to the needs of that state. There is one U.S. Secretary of State, who oversees the entire SOS system as well as handling most matters relating to foreign affairs. This person is appointed by the President.