Due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19, the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services is operating with reduced staffing. This will result in delays in processing work requests for various paper-based business registry transactions delivered over the counter to 33 West State Street or via mail to any of our post office boxes. The delays will affect requests for filing paper business formation and amendment documents and fulfilling orders for various paper-based certifications/reports such as business status reports, records requests and standing certificates, as well as Apostille certificates. In addition, paper returns and checks, in particular those that cannot be processed through our automated systems, may be delayed. During the emergency period, we will not be able to track the status of individual work requests.
We recommend that the general public and business community use our electronic filing and information services, including our tax filing and payment applications, in place of paper-based work whenever possible. Review the links to the many online services we offer on this web site and on the Division of Taxation’s site.
Please additionally note that our walk-in service area at our Trenton office (33 West State Street, 5th Floor) remains closed to the public until at least April 17th and upon further notice. However, our secure drop box at the Trenton office is available for the submission of paper filings and records requests only.
Our call center is operating with reduced staff and is open Monday through Thursday, closed Friday. You may experience significant wait times or delays in responses to telephone inquiries, emails or general correspondence.
Individuals and business representatives are encouraged to use the following avenues as alternatives for the time being:
Please check back here for updates and announcements on reopenings.
Special Announcement: Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) eMandate
The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) financing statements record and protect a secured party's interest in the collateral offered by a debtor for a loan. The UCC system gives public notice of the debtor-secured party relationship and the collateral involved.
To record this relationship, you will file a UCC Financing Statement (Form UCC-1). If the conditions change, you may amend the initial filing statement by submitting Form UCC-3. This document will reflect the current relationship including continuation of the maturity date, amendment of the conditions or information in the original filing, termination of the obligation, assignment to another, or partial release of the collateral listed. Filing services are provided for a fee.
Online Filing Service
Our system contains all of the required and optional fields needed to file UCC-1’s and UCC-3’s. With each online filing you will receive electronic confirmation that you have filed, along with a downloadable version of the filed form in the national standard format (as defined by the International Association of Corporate Administrators – IACA). Examples of the forms may be obtained from the IACA homepage or at a local legal stationery store.
The online system contains the primary data elements and enforces the business filing rules set forth in the State of New Jersey’s Administrative Code (NJAC). The system also interfaces with and imports images into the image storage facility required by the NJAC. (N.J.A.C. 17:33 et seq. ).