Common Request Forms
Below are common forms used for filing with the Secretary of the State. Please read the descriptions before choosing to use the PDF form.
Request for Copies: Business and UCC copies can now be filed online. Online copies are processed faster and will be returned to you by email. Log-in to business.ct.gov and choose “copy requests” on the left.
Processing times for copy requests received through email and mail will be slower and the document will be returned by mail. Post Office delivery times can be two weeks or more.
Fax/email Cover Sheet is No Longer Available as of January 2022. To file a paper form, login to business.ct.gov and choose "submit paper filing" on left side under the Business Center.
Expedited Service Request: Most filings filed on business.ct.gov are automatically accepted, so expedited service is unnecessary. All business formations and changes of agent are reviewed by our office. Expedited service for these filings is available as a choice at the end of each online filing flow.
Request for Certificates of Legal Existence: Only specially-chartered entities, banks, insurance companies, credit unions and other special entity types should use this form. Common business entities such as Limited Liability Companies, Corporations and Nonstock Corporations (nonprofits) should request a legal existence online at business.ct.gov.
Log-in to business.ct.gov and choose Manage Your Business > Verify of Obtain a Certificate
Refund Request: Use this form if you are requesting a refund from our office.