Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

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William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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Secretary of the Commonwealth: Corporations and Trademarks

N3 Corporation Division
Secretary of the Commonwealth
One Ashburton Place, Room 1717
Boston, MA 02108-1512
Main Number (617) 727-9640, and 2850
Fax: (617) 742-4538
Hours: Monday-Friday (except holidays) 8:45 am to 5:00 pm

(All numbers below are in the 617 area code)

Corporate Filing Forms Order Line: 727-9440 (tape recording)
Corporate Filing Information and Records:727-2850, 727-9640
Copies, Certificates: 727-2850
Foreign Corporations: 727-2850, 727-9640
Forms Request Line (24/7): 727-9440
Legal Section: 727-2853
Limited Liability Companies/Partnerships: 727-2859
Limited Partnerships: 727-2859
Name Availability: 727-2850, 727-9640
Nonprofit Corporations: 727-2850, 727-9640
Resident Agent: 727-9640
Service of Process: 727-2853
Trademarks and Service Marks: 727-8329
Trusts: 727-2587
Uniform Commercial Code: 727-2860
Voluntary Dissolution: 727-2850, 727-9640

The Corporations Division is responsible for filings related to all business and nonprofit corporations organized in Massachusetts and those out-of-state corporations doing business in this state. Information available includes names and addresses of corporate officers and directors, the corporate business office in Massachusetts, the amount of authorized stock, and tax information for publicly-traded corporations. The division also files documents related to limited partnerships, trusts, the uniform commercial code, and trademarks and issues certificates related to corporate status. As of 1/1/96, the division files documents related to limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships. Certified copies of all documents are available for a fee.

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