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Our office is currently experiencing a high volume of filings with limited staff. To reduce wait times for processing filings,
our Contact Center hours have changed temporarily to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, closed Wednesday through Friday.
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visit our office for same day service, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m
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For filings or requests sent to us via mail or fax, please
allow 4-6 weeks for your filing to appear in our
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The Secretary of State’s Office urges the business community, especially LLCs, to be cautious of a misleading mailer sent by a private entity, the company offers to prepare 2023 annual reports for a $95.00 fee. The mailer may appear to be official government correspondence, but the fine print makes it clear it is not.
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