The Delaware Division of Corporations (the Division) has been operating under modified hours since undergoing a major system conversion at the beginning of September. For the week of September 28th through October 2nd, hours for the Division will be modified as follows:
September 28th – October 2nd, the Division will be open 8AM to 8PM (ET). All 30 minute and 1 hour submissions must be received by 6PM. 2 hour submissions are due by 5PM and all other priority submissions will revert back to normal cut off times. To meet these deadlines, IncServ must receive all filings at least 15 minutes before the DE SOS cut-off time. No Delaware work will be able to be processed or submitted after the Division closes at 8PM.
The “extraordinary event condition” has been extended as well.
What is an “extraordinary event”?
Recognizing the importance to customers of securing filing dates and times, the Division declared an “extraordinary condition” beginning at 4:31PM on Thursday, September 3 [pursuant to 8 Del. C., §103 (i)]. This declaration remains in effect through 10:30PM EDT, Friday, October 2nd, 2015 as a result of the Division’s closure on Friday, September 4 and in anticipation of the possibility of any technical issues that may arise during the initial weeks of the new system implementation. This declaration will enable customers to receive a filing date and time after 4:30PM on Thursday, September 3, any time the day of Friday, September 4th or any date through Friday, October 2nd provided such request is in accordance with statutory requirements [see 8 Del. C., §103 (i)(1)]. Any such requests for an earlier file date and time must be received no later than close of business on Tuesday, October 6th. The declaration of an extraordinary condition does not apply to UCC filings.
We will continue to keep you posted as we receive information.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us!
Amanda Contreras is the Marketing Manager in our Dover, Delaware office.