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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Business Services Division (Contact)
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.
The Business Startup Tool provides useful information on the registration requirements for new businesses in Connecticut.
- Annual Reports
- Certificates of Legal Existence (Good Standing)
- File Forms Online
- Forms and Fees
- Dissolution (Closing a Business)
- Search for a Business
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Administrative Dissolution Notices
- Trade Names (D/B/A or Sole Proprietorship)
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
Notary Public (Home Page)
- Notary Search (link to eLicense website)
Choose "Notary Public" from the license type field to limit your search to notaries public only
- Notary Roster (link to eLicense website)
Use this feature to generate a table of all active or inactive notaries public in the state
- Useful Links
- Business Entity Starts & Stops Data (link to CT Data Collaborative Website)
- Authentications and Apostille
- IRS Information