Washington State Corporate Filings – Filing Date Changes

The Washington Secretary of State launched a new filing system on Monday, November 13th.  The State has changed the procedures for issuing the “filing” date for corporate filings.  In the State’s current filing system all corporate documents are given the date of submission as their “filed” date.  The new system will now use the date the document is completed in their system as the “filed” date.  Please take note of this change as we approach year end.

Current processing times:  Same Day Expedite – Same Day, Regular Expedite – 2 to 5 Days, Routine – 2 Weeks.  Processing times are expected to increase as State employees transition to the new system along with the end of year push.