SOSBiz Help for Frequently Asked Questions

Business Filings FAQ's

Do you need help creating a SOSBiz account?


If you are a new user to SOSBiz, you must create an account to file any forms, reports or amendments with our office. Click Create an account, then login with the information you provided.


Do you need help finding and associating your existing business?

Log In Using Your Account Credentials

You will know that you are logged in because you will see your name and email address in the top right corner of your browser window as shown in the example.

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Search for Your Business and Select Its Name

When you click on the business name all the information on file with our office will pop out from the right side of the screen.

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Request Access via PIN Verification Process

On the lower right portion of the pop out window you will see an icon that looks like three people together that says “Request Access”. When you click this icon a button will appear that says “Request PIN”. Click this button which will email a PIN number to your account email address.

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Enter PIN and Associate Company to Your Account

Check your email to retrieve the PIN. You should receive it within 5 minutes of requesting it from this system. Copy the PIN from your email and come back to the “Request Access” icon on the pop out window, which will now say “Enter PIN’. Enter the PIN and click ”Get Access”.

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Access Your Company Through Your Dashboard.

Now you have successfully associated your company to your account. You may repeat this process with as many companies as you have need for. Any time you log in you can access these by clicking on “My Records” in the left navigation.

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Do you need help filing a report or an amendment?

Log In Using Your Account Credentials

You will know that you are logged in because you will see your name and email address in the top right corner of your browser window as shown in the example.

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Access Your Company Through your Dashboard

In the left navigation menu click on “My Records” and click on your company name that appears in the main work window. If you do not see your business, or any businesses, under this menu item you need to go back to the previous help topic to associate your business to your account.

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Review Reports and Amendments Available for Filing

Filing amendments and reports are done very similarly in our system. In this example we will be filing an ANNUAL REPORT. Select the “Annual Report” icon under the business name in the pop out window on the right side of the screen.
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Verify Information and Move Through Report Fields

The Annual Report is a simple verification process to confirm entity details. Follow each step to verify these details. In each step the system will prompt you to go back if you are missing steps by flagging the step with a red check box as pictured in the example. Correct any errors and continue until you can confirm each step.

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Declare, Sign and File Your Document Online

Once you have completed your document each step will be confirmed with a checkmark. You may then complete the filing by signing and filing.

Notary FAQ's

Do you need help creating an account?




Do you need help starting your application?


Once you’re logged in, click on Forms in the left navigation, then click Notary in the upper grey menu. Choose the Notary application and follow the prompts to enter your name, physical and mailing address

Next follow the steps to enter your Bond Surety Company, and additional information such as your government association, and qualifications. Finally you’ll confirm the information you supplied, complete the declaration check box and print the document. You must print this document because your signature must be notarized. Once you have notarized your application you may mail or hand deliver it to our Business Office at: 450 N. 4th Street, Boise, ID 83702

Do you need help accessing your notary information?


Use your login credentials to login. You must have created an account and must be logged in to access amendment functions.

Click on “My Work Queue” in the left menu navigation. Make sure that you also click “Notary” in the upper menu navigation. Click on your name in the blue box. Your notary information will pop out from the right. If your application has been approved and verified by our office you will see the following documents available for download:Receipt, Notary Filing Acknowledgement, and Notary Commission Certification.

If you do not see these documents in your work queue, your application has not been finalized. You will need to wait until our office has received the application and payment as well as verified the information on the application and finalized the commission certification.

If you have questions regarding your application, please contact our office at (208)334-2301.

Do you need help amending your notary information?


Use your login credentials to login. You must have created an account and must be logged in to access amendment functions.

Click on “My Records” in the left menu navigation. Make sure that you also click “Notary” in the upper menu navigation. Click on your name in the blue box. Your notary information will pop out from the right. Above your information you will see a “File Amendment” icon. You will be able to complete any and all of these amendments online.


Do you need help with a third party gaining access to notary information?


If you have not done so, please create a user account and login. This is required of all users, including a third party for notary information.

Search the notary name in the Notary search function. Click on the notary name in the blue box. The notary information will pop out from the right. Below this information you will see a “Request Access” icon, click this to request a PIN that will be sent your account email address. Once you receive your PIN, you will come back to the “Request Access” button and enter it into the provided space. Your account will now allow you access this notary information.

Do you need help managing user access?


Use your login credentials to login. You must have created an account and must be logged in to access amendment functions.

Click on “My Records” in the left menu navigation. Make sure that you also click “Notary” in the upper menu navigation. Click on your name in the blue box. Your notary information will pop out from the right. Below your information you will see a “Manage Access” icon. You will be able to view and revoke any account that currently has access to your record.


UCC & Liens FAQs

Do I need a SOSBiz account to file a lien or a UCC?


Yes, all users must create an account. Creating an account and logging in each time you visit SOSBiz will help you save time, prevent errors, pay less in fees, and your filings will be completed and accepted much faster.

How do I amend a UCC or release a lien?


Visit the UCC/Liens Search page of SOSBiz and log in to your account. Use the search function to locate the lien or UCC you need to amend. Once you find and open the lien document, you will see the amendment icon at the top of the screen.

I work for a state agency, but I don’t see where I should log in as an exempt user.


Please create a SOSBiz account and log in. When checking out, select the Access Idaho subscription account payment option. They will automatically waive your fees.

I work for a county agency, and I should be exempt from filing fees.


Create your SOSBiz account and then email us your username and county name at [email protected] to establish your exempt status. We will confirm your account is exempt via email, and you will be able to file liens at no charge.

I don’t have access to a computer or reliable internet and can’t file online. How do I file?


Anyone who uses a printed form MUST use one of the new forms (with a barcode) or your filing will be rejected. Our new forms can be found online on our UCC Forms page. You may also request a blank form by contacting our office in person, by emailing [email protected], or by phone at (208) 344-3191.
You will need to mail or hand deliver your completed form, along with the appropriate filing fee, to the SOS Business Services office located at 450 N. 4th Street, Boise, Idaho 83702.