The Business Services Division processes the formation of Mississippi corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and other business and non-profit entities. It also grants certificates of authority for foreign companies who wish to do business in the State of Mississippi. Liens under the Uniform Commercial Code are filed with this division.

The Business Services Division also regulates and approves all notaries public in the State of Mississippi. Mississippi Trademark applications are also registered here.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please feel free to call us at 601-359-1633 and speak with one of our expert customer service representatives.

On August 25th, the Secretary of State’s Office implemented a new online filing system for all corporate documents. Using this system, all business filings may be submitted and paid for online. For more information and a presentation outlining the process for new filings, please click here​​.

 Attention Filers

Due to the excessively high volume of filers attempting to access the Business Services website to file annual reports, delays are being experienced by our customers. Additional technology capacity is being installed to reduce this delay.  If you have already filed an Annual Report for your Corporation or LLC, please disregard the reminder notification.  

If you are nonprofit corporation, you are not required to file an Annual Report.  Please remember your Annual Report is not due until April 15th.  Thank you for your patience.​



Thomas H. Riley, III
Assistant Secretary of State
Business Services

125 S. Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201
P.O. Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205-0136​

Phone: 601-359-1633
Fax: 601-359-1607
Email Business Services