Business Filing Department
The Business Filing Department processes corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, certificate of partnership fictitious name for general partnership, trade name, and trademark registration filings. Such filings include new registrations, amendments, mergers, dissolutions and withdrawals for both domestic and foreign entities.
Submitting Documents to the SOS
Documents may be presented in person or delivered by mail, faxed or submitted online.
Documents presented in person may either be dropped off at no additional fee, or you may pay an additional fee in the amount of $25.00 for each document to receive Same Day Service.
All other documents will be processed in the order in which they are received.
Business filings delivered in person must be presented before 4:30 pm CT to be processed. Filings received after 4:30 pm CT will be processed the following business day.
Becoming a Notary Public in Oklahoma
To become a notary public or to renew a notary commission in Oklahoma, you must first submit an application to the Oklahoma Secretary of State. The "Oklahoma Application for Notary Public Commission" may be submitted online, by mail, or in person.
The Secretary of State’s office is the office in Oklahoma authorized to issue an apostille or authentication for a notarized document going to a foreign country. This office also issues certifications and apostilles for other public documents issued by other Oklahoma agencies including those issued by Court Clerks and the State Registrar of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
This information is presented with the intent of providing accurate and informative materials of a general nature only. Because this office cannot engage in offering you legal or tax advice, the Oklahoma Secretary of State strongly encourages you to seek advice from your personal attorney and tax advisor when determining the type of business entity that should be formed based upon your unique situation.