Due to Legislative Act #328 (signed into law by the governor May 30, 2014 with an effective date of January 1, 2015), and the resulting changes that must be made to our online processing system, online filings for original and amended domestic articles of incorporation (for profit businesses) will not be available from 5:30 PM Wednesday, December 31, 2014 until 8:00 AM Monday, January 5th, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. These filings can be made via fax, email or mail using the paper form.

Important message from Secretary of State Tom Schedler concerning annual reports
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Service of Process

In accordance with Louisiana R.S. 13:3472, the Secretary of State is designated as the agent for service of process on some foreign corporations, all foreign insurance companies and for out of state motorists involved in suits resulting from automobile accidents on Louisiana highways. The Legal Services Section of the Secretary of State’s office receives legal process in such cases from state and federal courts, and forwards it to the person designated to receive same.