The lobby is closed, but we are still open:
In keeping with the recommendations for social distancing and group size limitation, our office lobby is closed to over the counter services at this time. Our staff will continue to answer emails and phone calls from 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
Mailings Offer Unneeded Misleading Services
Many businesses are reporting that they have received a mailing from a
company called ID Certificate Service. It is a request form for a
2020 Certificate of Existence.
This mailing was not authorized by the office of the Idaho Secretary of State
nor is the business affiliated with the office of the Idaho Secretary of State.
This mailer can be deceptive and misleading. Please note that you are
NOT required by our office to purchase a certificate of existence.
Idaho Secretary of State
Our Goal is Simplicity
As your Secretary of State, it is my pleasure to serve the people of Idaho and to welcome you to the Idaho Secretary of State website. In our effort to provide you with better information and increase the efficiency of our services, we have designed this site with our three major divisions in mind—Business Services, Elections, and Government Services.
Many of our Business Services are now available online which makes it easier to start and run a business in Idaho. These services include filing an annual report, searching for a business entity, monitoring your business identity, and more. This division also handles notaries and apostilles, liens, trademarks, and video franchise information.
Our Elections division works to ensure the accuracy and integrity of Idaho’s elections. By maintaining and modernizing the security and integrity of our election system, it is our intent to have every voice be heard and every vote counted properly. Our mission includes increasing transparency of campaign finances by simplifying the process of submitting and accessing disclosure reports.
Our office is also responsible for providing certain Government Services. These include producing Idaho’s Blue Book and several other publications, maintaining Idaho’s health care directive and will registries, and providing an Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) for people who need to escape domestic violence, abuse, or stalking.
In addition to the resources available on this website, the Secretary of State’s knowledgeable staff is also dedicated to providing you with timely information about our services. Should you need additional information, please contact the appropriate division. We look forward to serving you.
— Lawerence Denney