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EFFECTIVE AUGUST 15, 2008

 

The Commercial Division will provide two levels of expedited services. The following fees are provided for under La. R.S. 49:222.

 

$50 – Documents processed while you wait

$30 – Documents processed within 24 hours, available for pick-up or mail delivery

 

Click Here for our Fee Schedule

COMMERCIAL DIVISION

 

 

If you are interested in incorporating, need licensing information, or want information on filing under the Uniform Commercial Code in Louisiana, you've come to the right place. Our staff takes pride in being one of the most efficient divisions in state government. If you have any questions that are not answered in this section, please feel free to call 225.925.4704 for more information.

Forms

Forms are available for downloading in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

Corporations Section

Visit this section for information on incorporating, forming a limited liability company, registering a partnership, filing a trade name, accessing information on entities already on file, or obtaining certificates and certified copies on existing entities. Good Standing Certificates are available through our online system.

Corporations Database

Search the Corporations Database for business names, trademarks, registered agents and individual names. You can download and print Annual Report Forms or Reinstatement Forms, if due.


Administrative Services

The Administrative Services Section is responsible for Service of Process, Mineral Lease, Business Opportunity, Taxicab Owners, Political Subdivisions, Psychologists and Public Opinion Polls.

GeauxBiz.com For Business

Cut through the red tape at our Licensing Information Center.

Uniform Commercial Code Section

The Uniform Commercial Code allows for filing a financing statement (as public notice) which evidences that a debtor and secured party intend to engage in a secured transaction using the specified collateral as security.   The filings protect the secured party’s interest in the collateral. The UCC filings are for movable property only.

The 63 parish clerk of courts and Orleans parish recorder of mortgages are the filing offices.  The document is housed at the office of filing.  The original may be filed in any parish. However, the subsequent filings must be filed in the same parish as original filing.  The data is entered into a central statewide database, which is maintained by the Secretary of State.  The Secretary of State does not accept filings nor provide lien searches.

The Uniform Commercial Code Section includes Frequently Asked Questions, Clerks of Court List, and Fee Schedule.

Commercial and high volume users can subscribe to PC dial-up direct access via telephone modem to UCC information.

National Association of Secretaries of State (N.A.S.S.)

The National Association of Secretaries of State has links to other secretary of state web sites and commercial pages.

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