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South Carolina Online Business Filings System Launches

Fri, 02/24/2017

New online service allows organizations to file over 150 official business filings online through the SC Secretary of State's office

Secretary of State Mark Hammond has announced that organizations in South Carolina can now file more than 150 official business forms through a new online service built in partnership with The new online service, available at Business Entities Online, will increase efficiency and help improve support for customers by providing a digital method for companies to incorporate, amend, merge, or dissolve a business. It will also allow users to request and receive copies of their documents online.

"We are excited to offer this new online business filing, search and retrieval service," said Secretary of State Mark Hammond. "The Secretary of State's Office is always open now to receive business filings and document requests. This new application is part of South Carolina being prepared for a global economy where business is transacted around the clock. This business-friendly solution will expedite the process of filing to create a new business or make changes to an existing business. This will continue our successful online search and document retrieval system. These new services make it easier for business filers to conduct business in this state."

More than 75,000 business filings and document requests will be handled by the new online portal annually. The new service will benefit the citizens and businesses across South Carolina, especially with the speed of online filings replacing the additional time required in the past for mailing documents.

Other features this application provides are:

  • Fast online filing submissions;
  • Automated filing status notification emails;
  • Secure online payment by credit or debit card; and
  • Easy document retrieval through digital downloads.

This web-based application was built and is maintained at no cost to taxpayers through a partnership between the South Carolina Secretary of State's Office and South Carolina Interactive, doing business as

View full press release here.