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

Starting January 1, 2015, all corporate filings must be completed using the new filing system.

Corporate filings may be submitted online or printed off from the new filing system for submission with a check.

Any business documents submitted on old paper forms will be returned unprocessed. 

*This does not apply to UCC filings at this time.



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