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In response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, certain aspects of our business services center have changed. But the front door to new businesses in Ohio remains open at

For now, all business and UCC filings must be submitted online at

Records filings such as Apostille requests and Minister License applications and other documents that you are unable to submit online may be mailed to 22 N. Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or submitted in person. 

The Secretary of State's Client Service Center is open and serving walk-in customers. However, to comply with Governor DeWine's directive, customers are encouraged to wear a facial covering and follow social distancing guidelines. Clients who are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days may not enter. Only three customers may be in the Client Service Center at a time.

A secure drop box is available at this address during business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please contact us at [email protected] or 877.767.3453 for additional assistance.

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