The Delaware Secretary of State will close on Thursday, September 3rd at 4:30 pm and will not reopen until Tuesday, September 8th due to the new DCIS system (ICIS) being implemented. The upgrade to its imaging, workflow and data systems will allow enhanced services and products and be its first major overhaul since 1989. You can read what is posted on the Delaware Secretary of State’s website regarding the computer system conversion here.
All priority filings must be submitted to the Secretary of State by noon on Thursday, September 3rd. Any corporate filing submitted after that time can receive a back file date which will be considered as an extraordinary event by the Secretary of State.
The Delaware Secretary of State will close at 5:00 pm from Tuesday, September 8th through Friday, September 11th. One Hour, Two Hour, and Same Day filings must be submitted to FCS by 11:30 am EST. No searches or certificates can be obtained after 5:00 pm EST. Although filings can be submitted until 5:00 pm EST, filings that need to be dated with the submission day’s date must be submitted to FCS no later than 2:30 pm EST. No file dates will be secure after the planned closure at 5:00 pm EST on each of these days.
The First Corporate Solutions Delaware branch office will be open those days except for Labor Day, Monday, September 7th. Please feel free to contact the Delaware branch at 800.406.1577 with any questions.