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Business Filing
148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615
Phone: (401) 222-3040
Fax: (401) 222-1309
TTY: 711

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Open to the public
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Hours of Operation

Corporations Division
Office of the Secretary of State
148 W. River Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615

Monday-Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Holiday Schedule

Document Processing Hours

To allow for the accurate and efficient processing of daily receipts, all documents submitted for filing to the Business Section after 4:00 p.m. each day will be stamped “received” with the current business day’s date and time, and filed and receipted on the next business day if the proposed filing meets the relevant filing requirements of the General Laws of Rhode Island, as amended. Additionally, good standings, certified copies, etc. must be picked up prior to 4:00 p.m. in order to achieve timely posting of daily receipts.

Effective September 4, 2007, document processing for the Business Filing Section will become an automated process. Filers will no longer be issued certificates upon filing. Certificates will now be electronically generated and available once the document has been fully processed by our office. You will be able to retrieve a copy of the filed document together with a certificate authenticating the filing from your office or home computer.

Documents filed in person at the Business Filing Section counter, will be available for viewing and/or printing prior to 4:30 PM on the day of filing. Documents remitted to the Business Filing Section via U.S. mail will be available for viewing and/or printing within 7-10 business days from the date received in this office. Evidence can be obtained at http://ucc.state.ri.us/CorpSearch/CorpSearchInput.asp

Filers that choose to submit their document via U.S. Mail, are encouraged to check our “Rejected Document Viewer” database if you did not find evidence of your filing in our Corporate Database. Documents requiring correction can be viewed at http://ucc.state.ri.us/corpreject/corprejectionslist.asp

Questions regarding the new Corporate Information Management can be directed to Corporations@sos.ri.gov