COVID-19 Procedures: All business with the Commission should be through electronic filing systems, email, or by telephone. For public health safety, in-person visits to SCC offices are suspended. Filings or other deliveries are permitted by drop off at main entrance. On-site staff is minimal and processing of such deliveries may be delayed.
If a business has become inactive, it can be reinstated by order of the Commission within 5 years after the date on which its existence or registration was terminated, canceled, revoked or withdrawn. After the 5-year period has passed, the Commission has no authority to enter an order of reinstatement or restoration.
There are a few reasons that the SCC may terminate or cancel your business. Examples of these reasons are:
- You did not pay registration fees;
- If you are a corporation, you did not file an annual report;
- Your registered agent resigned, and you did not file a statement of change appointing a new registered agent.
Complete a Business Entity Search in CIS to view the current status of your business. A business can be either Active, Pending Active, Pending Inactive, or Inactive.
If your business is pending inactive, the Reason for Status will let you know what action must be completed to avoid being terminated or cancelled.
If your business is inactive, the Reason for Status will let you know if it can be reinstated or not.
|By noon of a business day||By 3:00 p.m. the next Business Day|
|After noon of a business day||By 3:00 p.m. the second Business Day|
Please note that the requirements for reinstatement are valid as of the date the packet is issued and that the requirements may change over time.
Reinstatements and restorations will occur after an acceptable reinstatement or restoration application and all required forms and fees have been delivered to and processed by the Clerk’s Office.
A letter should be sent to the Clerk of the Commission explaining why the company believes the termination or cancellation was improperly imposed