RICHMOND — A new online electronic filing system for nearly 690,000 business entities is now available on the website of the Clerk’s Office of the State Corporation Commission (SCC) www.scc.virginia.gov/clk. The enhanced Clerk’s Information System (CIS) will allow most filings, submissions and payments to be completed online in a secure and safe manner; and will offer improved search capabilities for the public.
There are three levels of access:
- Public access to search business entity and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) records requires no user account.
- User account access to form new entities, pay annual fees, and obtain certificates of good standing or fact of existence, and file UCC statements.
- User account and personal identification number (PIN) access. PINs were distributed last week. PINs are needed for a business entity to file documents that change or update information on record at the Clerk’s Office. This includes filing a corporate annual report with officer or director changes.
More than 750,000 individuals held accounts in the old system known as SCC eFile. Those accounts are no longer active. To use the new CIS, users will need to create a new account. Account information will be verified by a third-party identity management service. Upon verification, a user account will be established.
Clerk of the Commission Joel H. Peck, says, “The launch of the new CIS is the culmination of a monumental project. The new system is one of the first in the country to implement this level of security.” He adds, “It will help ensure that users throughout the Commonwealth and the country can manage business and UCC filings securely and efficiently in Virginia.”
The Clerk’s Office is prepared to answer questions regarding the account creation process and PIN assignments. Information is available online at www.scc.virginia.gov/clk. Or, call 804-371-9733 or toll-free in Virginia 866-722-2551 during normal working hours. Call volume is expected to be heavy. If your matter is not time sensitive, consider calling again in a few days.