South Carolina Online Business Filings System Launches
COLUMBIA – Secretary of State Mark Hammond has announced that organizations in South Carolina can now file more than 150 official business
forms through a new online service built in partnership with SC.gov. The new online service, available at https://businessfilings.sc.gov,
will increase efficiency and help improve support for customers by providing a digital method for companies to incorporate, amend, merge, or dissolve
a business. It will also allow users to pay as they file and receive copies of their documents online.
“We are excited to offer this new online business filing, search and retrieval service,” said Secretary of State Mark Hammond. “This new service will expedite
the process of filing to create a new business or make changes to an existing business, and will continue our successful online search and document
retrieval system. These new services make it easier for business filers to conduct business in this state.”
More than 75,000 document and certificate requests will be handled by the new online solution portal annually. The new service is also estimated to save
the Secretary of State’s staff thousands of hours, as well as benefit the citizens and businesses of across South Carolina. Previous to the new online
service, most filings took approximately five days to approve due to postal handling and delivery time. With the new online service, it is anticipated
that requests will be completed in 24-48 hours.
Other features this application provides are:
- Fast online filing submissions;
- Backend filing management and fulfilment system;
- Automated filing status notification emails;
- Secure online payment by credit or debit card; and
- Easy document retrieval through digital downloads.
While the Secretary of State’s Office will continue to accept business filings by mail and in person, the expedited turnaround time and convenience of
an online solution will help entice people to utilize the new application.
This web-based application was built and is maintained at no cost to taxpayers through a partnership between the South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office
and South Carolina Interactive, doing business as SC.gov.
SC.gov is the official website
of the state of South Carolina (http://www.SC.gov) and a collaborative effort
between the state and South Carolina Interactive to enable the state to conduct
business online and improve public access to government information. The South Carolina Department of Administration Division of Technology Operations
provides guidance to South Carolina Interactive who is responsible for operating, maintaining, and marketing SC.gov. South Carolina Interactive is part of digital government firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help
make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government solutions for more than 4,500
federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times and the
company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com