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UPDATED 9.10.15

In previous communications, we stated the operating hours and cut-off times for the Delaware Division of Corporations would be subject to change following the major database conversion.  Please note the updated times below.

The Delaware Division of Corporations reopened September 8th, officially “GOING LIVE” after a major database conversion. However, cut-off times and hours for the Division remain modified through at least September 18th and the extraordinary event policy remains in effect during this time.  In addition, due to the conversion, Snapshot™ will not be available until Monday, September 14th.  Details are as follows:

September 8th – September 11th  Division Hours: 8AM to 5PM (ET)
All One-Hour, Two-Hour and Same Day filings must be received by the DE SOS by 1PM.  24 Hour and all other submissions are due by 5PM.  To meet these deadlines, Incserv must receive all filings at least 15 minutes before the DE SOS cut-off time. No work will be able to be processed or submitted in Delaware after the Division closes at 5PM.

September 14th – September 18th  Division Hours: 8AM to 5PM (ET)
All One-Hour, Two-Hour and Same Day filings must be received by the DE SOS by 1PM.  24 Hour and all other submissions are due by 5PM.  To meet these deadlines, Incserv must receive all filings at least 15 minutes before the DE SOS cut-off time.  No work will be able to be processed or submitted in Delaware after the Division closes at 5PM.

At this time, we expect additional modified hours in September.  We will keep you posted.

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 will remain in effect through 10:30PM EDT, Friday, September 18, 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 first two 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 4 or any date through Friday, September 18 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, September 22.  The declaration of an “extraordinary condition” does not apply to UCC filings.  The Division will not accept any UCC filings after 4:30PM on Thursday, September 3 or before 8AM on Tuesday, September 8.    The Division urges customers to consider closing dates, lien lapses and other financing statement related matters accordingly.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us!

Amanda

Amanda Contreras is the Marketing Manager in our Dover, Delaware office. To learn more about Amanda read her bio here.

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