NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS: June 13, 2022 - CCFS is being updated to reflect changes to nonprofit corporation laws under RCW 24.03A. Currently, all nonprofit filings will be completed by paper forms while we work to provide online filing options. We are processing documents in the order received and there will be delays. If your documents were recently submitted, please disregard any automated late notices while we work to get all records updated on the website. Paper documents must be received in our office before their due date; once they have been entered into the system the record will reflect accurately. If you have any questions concerning this matter please let us know by using one of the methods available on the Contact Us page.

Fees Return to Normal Beginning Oct. 1, 2021.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Secretary of State suspended delinquency fees for businesses that were unable to file their annual report before their deadline. Our office  also suspended late fees for charitable organizations, charitable trusts, and fundraisers that may have missed their filing deadline. Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, we will return to our normal fee structure.

Reminder: Businesses and charitable organizations must file their reports in order to remain in active/current status. Not filing your reports on time would indicate your business or organization is delinquent or inactive, and may affect your ability to qualify for various programs, services, and loans. Banking institutions, granting authorities, relief programs, and others rely on Secretary of State status as part of their qualifying processes.

The process has not changed in filing your annual report. You can file online using the Corporations & Charities Filing System (CCFS) or by downloading the paper forms and returning them to our office. We continue to file and process documents as normal and without disruption.