2022 Year-End Updates on the Delaware Division of Corporations

Posted by Rose Redman
December 6, 2022

In September, we provided an update on processing times at the Delaware Division of Corporations. Backlogs and delays were significant, due much in part to staff shortages and COVID-19 restrictions. Today, however, we are happy to report that the state is just about all caught up. One-hour, two-hour, same-day and 24-hour filings requests are processing on time and the state is currently working on a three-day option for filings submitted through a registered agent on a regular approval basis. (Compare that to a seven-week turnaround time for documents sent directly to the state on a routine basis.) 

Other News and Notes from the Delaware Division of Corporations

  • For year-end completion, the Delaware Division of Corporations is accepting pre-clearance documents for mergers, conversions, designations, divisions, domestications and restated certificates up until December 16. 
  • Delaware corporate tax notices are slated to go out before the end of December. Contact our compliance team for support and guidance. 
  • Currently, UCC filings submitted on a 24-hour basis are filed within 24 hours and the UCC through-date is approximately 25 days out. 
  • As we near the end of the year, processing times are sure to slow down a bit. This is not abnormal. Holiday closures and the increased volume of mergers, cancellations, dissolutions and other filings that need to be completed within the calendar year will cause a backlog. So if you have a filing with a deadline between now and the end of the year, let’s get it in as soon as possible. 

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