NOTICE: In order to practice social distancing and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), public access to our building, 165 Capitol Avenue, will be restricted. Although in-person interactions will be limited, our office staff will be available via email as normal. For the Business Services Division email CRD@ct.gov and for the Legislative & Elections Administration Division email LEAD@ct.gov. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to return to normal business as soon as the immediate threat to public health has subsided.

Enter Online Filing System (CONCORD)

Attention Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program Loan Applicants - Please see instructions on how to get copies of records filed with our office HERE.  Many business records are available on CONCORD for free.  If the record is not available on CONCORD, please follow the instructions on that link to request a copy.  BSD staff are processing copy requests as quickly as possible.  
Due to COVID-19, we strongly encourage you to file UCC and Business documents online via CONCORD.  All Division staff will be working remotely, so processing times for mail and fax filings will be significantly delayed.  Most online filings, including all UCC filings, are accepted automatically.  Online filings that require review are being processed as soon as possible.  

We are also unable to answer phone calls at this time.  Please email us at crd@ct.gov.  Staff are responding to all emails during business hours as quickly as possible.  

EXPEDITED FILINGS: All expedited service is suspended indefinitely.
LLC ANNUAL REPORTS:  Given the ongoing public health concerns relating to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, and the significant reduction in business activity, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has announced that all Limited Liability Company (LLC) annual reports due March 31, 2020 may be filed on or before June 30, 2020 with no penalty or other consequence. By statute, the filing fees increase on July 1, 2020.
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The Business Services Division maintains the business registry for the State of Connecticut. The purpose of the business registry is to provide an accurate public record of all business entities transacting business in the state. The Division also records financing statements filed under the Uniform Commercial Code and other personal property liens.

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The Business Startup Tool provides useful information on the registration requirements for new businesses in Connecticut.

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