September 12, 2023: Certificates and Notifications issued by our office will look slightly different starting in October.

  • ALL certificates and notifications issued by our office can be viewed in the business’s filing history.
  • Verify the authenticity of notifications from our office by reviewing the business’s filing history in our Corporations and Charities Filing System (CCFS).


Corporations & Charities

May 4, 2023: When logging into the Corporations and Charities Filings System “CCFS”, please be sure to refresh and/or remove browser cache. The system requires you to reset your password every 120 days. All Nonprofit Annual Report, Articles of Incorporation and Reinstatement filings should be filed online via CCFS.

May 4, 2023: Effective February 3, 2023, our office has resumed the automated Administrative Dissolution process, which had been temporarily suspended on June 3, 2022. All delinquent business entities that have not successfully filed their 2022 Annual Report will be subject to Administrative Dissolution.  To learn more about what steps your business needs to take next, please refer to our "My Business was Administratively Dissolved" page for additional details.

August 8, 2023: Effective 10/1/2023 expedite fees and for-profit annual report fees will be increasing in accordance with WAC 434-112, please see our fee table here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Current Rulemaking

Emergency Rules

None at this time

Preproposed Rules

None at this time

Proposed Rules for Public Comment

None at this time

Final Permanent Rules

CR-103P WAC 434-112 August 31, 2023


Contact Us

Customer Service Hours by Chat, Phone, In-Person Services and Email:

Live Chat: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday except legal holidays.

Skip the wait - chat with our staff today! We can handle any questions you may have and pride ourselves on providing step-by-step instructions and assisting our customers through the filing process.

When you chat with our Corporations Team, you will receive a transcript of your conversation for your records.

Phone: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday except legal holidays.



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In-Person Services: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday except legal holidays.
Parking is available behind the building which is accessible from Talcott Ave.

Physical address & Overnight address by commercial carrier:
801 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98501
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Mailing address (includes USPS overnight): 
PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234

Email: Inquiries are answered in the order received; we recommend chat if you need a rapid response due to the volume of emails we receive.

Corporations Email: [email protected]
Charities Email: [email protected]
Apostilles Email: [email protected]
Trademarks Email: [email protected]
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  • Online filing required for the Charities Program

    Per WAC 434-120-035 online filing is required for the charities program. Effective 1/1/2023 mailed documents will be returned to the submitter.