Business Services

File Online

All Business and UCC filings previously filed in CONCORD can now be found at To encourage online filing, please see our new filing policy effective January 10, 2022.  


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How to File

Most business filings can be filed online using You must have a account before you can file. If you are using the forgot username/password feature and receive a message "we could not find the email address you entered," then you do not have a account.  

Once logged in, file on the left side using "Start your business" > "Manage your business" or "UCC liens."  

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To see if the annual report is due, select “Search for a Business.” Search by the Business Name (be sure to enter the exact spelling of the name) or enter the Business ID. The “Business Inquiry” screen will appear and show when the last report was filed, and when the next annual report is due.

Expedited Service

Expedited Service is only available by filing through The option to expedite is presented at the end of each flow before the payment screen.  Expedited service is available online for the following:

  • Formations and registrations submitted through the "start a business" flow
  • All business filings submitted through "submit paper filing"
  • Copy requests

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Mail and Hand Delivery

Business filers should submit all paper filings through the "submit paper filing" option under the business center at The benefits of submitting your paper filing through are:

  • Expedited service available
  • Secure online payment
  • Faster delivery to us, faster return to you
  • Your filing is always available under "my filings" on your dashboard

Mail and hand delivery to our office is strongly discouraged. Filers should expect a much longer turnaround time on all paper filings submitted by mail or hand delivery. Expedited service is not available for business and UCC documents submitted by mail or hand delivery. If you submit by mail or hand delivery, your filing must comply with all of the following:

  1. Payment by check or money order only
  2. Document must be completed correctly and signed; and
  3. Your envelope must be addressed correctly using the address information below.
For hand delivery of original documents, 
or to send via FedEx, UPS, or DHL:
Physical Address: Secretary of the State Business Services Division, 165 Capitol Avenue, Suite 1000 Hartford, CT 06106
For all US Postal Mail including mail 
requiring a signature receipt:
Mailing Address: Secretary of the State Business Services Division, P.O. Box 150470 Hartford, CT 06115-0470

Contact Us

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(NEW!Create a Support Ticket:

Support tickets go directly to our office and an agent will respond to you by email.


All emails receive a help desk ticket -- please email for faster customer service.  


All online filing fees can be paid by Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or Amex. 

For filings submitted by mail or paper please make checks out to: Secretary of the State

Due to credit card safety, we no longer accept credit cards for documents mailed or hand delivered to our office. Please see our new filing policy for more details.  


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