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.
The Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services (DORES) in the New Jersey Department of the Treasury advises New Jersey corporations, businesses and other interested persons to exercise caution when engaging services of business entities and individuals offering to prepare and/or file New Jersey Articles of Incorporation, Professional Corporation forms, Limited Liability forms, Annual Reports and similar required filings with DORES. While reputable business service providers may exist to offer such services for a fee (plus required State statutory filing fees), there may be other businesses that solicit such work for a fee that are not reputable and may not perform the expected services after a customer makes the required payment.
Corporations, businesses and other interested persons should carefully investigate Internet and paper mail solicitations before employing unknown business entities or individuals offering such services. Internet postings and paper mailings for business services may appear to be official, however the State of New Jersey does not authorize Internet postings or mailed solicitations for private business service providers.
Corporate officers, business representatives, and other interested individuals who have questions about various legal filing requirements may refer to instructions on DORES’ official State website. DORES’ website includes information on how to form and register a new business, file annual reports, change corporate or business charter records, change a registered agent or office, change tax or employer registration information, and submit various reports, forms and other filings to the State of New Jersey. DORES’ official website also provides the associated statutory fees for various filings.