The Secretary of State posted a news release describing new forms that can be filed online and that 90% of filings can be completed online.
The Secretary of State posted an announcement of the expansion of online services to include qualification of foreign corporations, nonprofit corporations, LLCs, limited partnerships and LLPs. The announcement indicated that 90 percent of business filings received by the Secretary of
Senate Bill 181 (Session Law 2016-54) signed by the governor April 5 amends existing provisions relating to fiduciary duties of corporate and LLC officers.
House Bill 3 (Session Law 2015-9) signed by the governor June 25 and effective September 26 reduces business entity formation or registration fees from $125.00 to $99.00 and name reservation and trade name filing fees from $50.00 to$39.00 and also
The Secretary of State effective February 2015 no longer requires a non-attorney notary signature to be certified by the County Clerk of Courts prior to obtaining an apostille/authentication from the Secretary of State’s office. More information is available here.
The Secretary of State posted a news release in support of a legislative proposal to reduce formation filing fees from $125.00 to $99.00.
The Secretary of State announced that 89,735 new business filings were received in 2013 for the fourth consecutive increase over the prior year. More information is available at the Secretary of State Media Center.
The Ohio Secretary of State is closed Friday, February 28 due to a power outage. The state office anticipates being open on Monday, 3/3. All online business is available. CSC is open and can assist you. Contact a CSC representative at 877-463-5769 to learn how.
The Secretary of State posted a web page for business entities to register to receive e-mail alerts to protect their identity. More information is available here.
Effective September 29, Ohio for-profit corporations must submit a Certificate of Tax Clearance from the Department of Taxation in order to file a voluntary Certificate of Dissolution (Form 561) with the Secretary of State. More information is available here.