Due to high filing volumes, we are currently experiencing longer than normal filing times. We appreciate your patience as we work to have everything completed as soon as possible.

Common Reasons for Returned Documents

Here is a tool to help you complete your filing. Please review the instructions for each document and feel free to contact us with questions corps@sos.wa.gov or 360-725-0377.

Most common reasons for returned documents include:

  • Duplicate name
  • No entity designation (Co, Inc, LLC, LP)
  • Incorrect Registered Agent information
  • Not providing valid Certificate of Status for foreign entities
  • Not providing nature of business on annual reports
  • Using DBA as corporate name on form
  • Unauthorized signature on documents (requirements stated on instructions)