Important Notices

  • CUSTOMER ALERT:  2020 Certificate of Status Request Form
    from “NH Certificate Service”

    Newly-registered corporations and LLCs have recently received a solicitation letter from a Florida business, NH Certificate Service, entitled “2020 CERTIFICATE OF STATUS REQUEST FORM” with an offer to provide “an elective Certificate of Status” for an $87.25 fee.  The Secretary of State is receiving calls and emails from customers questioning the letter, or who may have acted on the offer before realizing the notice was a sales solicitation and not an official notification from the Corporation Division.

    Businesses are warned that such notices are not from, nor authorized by, the Secretary of State.

    Please be aware that corporations, LLC's and other business organizations in New Hampshire are NOT required by law to obtain the "Certificate of Status".  If a business organization requires a certificate of status, known in New Hampshire as a certificate of good standing, it can be obtained from the Secretary of State’s QuickStart website for a total fee of $7.00.

    Unfortunately, solicitations of this kind are not uncommon.  Anytime you receive such a notice by mail or email, you should:

    • Review the fine print.  Many, like the one in this example, will state that “This is not a government agency,” or something similar.  However, not all similar solicitations include this disclosure, so it’s always best to confirm with the appropriate official source, especially before sending any payment.
    • Before initiating payment, verify you are required to have the item or service offered with the person in your company responsible for official reporting, such as your finance manager.

    Anyone who believes they are a victim of a deceptive advertisement or business practice, or who feels they were misled into paying a fee, are encouraged to submit a complaint to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Bureau using this link:


  • SBA Logo-2020 

    Join us to learn how the SBA and N.H. SOS can help your
    business, and submit filings on the N.H. QuickStart website


    WebEx Corporations invites you to join this WebEx meeting:

    Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Meeting number (access code): 472 675 319

    Meeting password: g4mJ72AfsMq

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    Hear from a representative from the local SBA office about the technical and financial assistance offered through the agency and its resource and lending partners to help you start or grow your small business.  Also hear from a representative from the Secretary of State Corporation Division that will provide information on NH QuickStart and how to register your business online.  This workshop will be offered the first Thursday of every month.  We look forward to seeing you there!

    Are you looking to start your own small business?

    Are you a business owner now and in need of capital or free advice?

    To register online:
    Or contact Miguel Moralez
    (603) 225-1601 or