Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division


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Contact Information

Physical address:
801 Capitol Way South
PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234

Phone: 360-725-0377

Web: Home Name search Forms File online

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Annual Report

Agency:Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Form:

Paper Annual Report

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

By the end of the registration anniversary month. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on March 15, then your annual report is due every year by March 31. You may start filing 45 days prior.

Law:

RCW 23.95.255

Penalties:

$25 late fee. Your business also risks being dissolved or revoked.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
  • Expedited service is available for an additional $50.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Annual Review

Agency:Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Form:

Paper Annual Report

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

By the end of the registration anniversary month. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on March 15, then your annual report is due every year by March 31. You may start filing 45 days prior.

Law:

RCW § 24.03.395

Penalties:

$25 late fee. Your business also risks being dissolved or revoked.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
  • Expedited service is available for an additional $50.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Certificate of Existence

Agency:Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Use the online system to find your entity and order a certificate of existence.

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Foreign Entity Registration

Agency:Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Form:

Foreign Entity Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$180

Law:

RCW § 23.95.510

Penalties:

Corporations that do business in Washington prior to foreign qualification may be subject to penalties of $60 for each year prior to foreign qualification.

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of existence dated within 60 days. Must submit original copy.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Initial Report

Agency:Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Form:

Use the form the secretary mailed to you with your formation certificate or file online.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$10 application fee + $20 online filing fee.

Due:

Within 120 days of incorporation or qualification.

Law:

RCW 23B.16.220.

Fact Checked:11/2/18

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