Modified Schedule Extended in Delaware

Posted by Incserv
September 18, 2015

As previously communicated, the Delaware Division of Corporations recently underwent a major database conversion and has been operating on a modified schedule since it reopened on September 8th.  As they continue to iron out the bugs that go along with a major update, they have extended their modified schedule through next week:

September 21st – 25th, the Division will be open 8AM ET to 5PM.  All 1 hours, 2 hour and same day submissions must be received 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 Delaware work will be able to be processed or submitted after the Division closes at 5PM.

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, September 25, 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, September 25th 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 29th. 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.