For immediate release:                  October 30, 2019

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Secretary of State’s Office Announces Detailed Schedule of Business Filing and Payment System Closure over Thanksgiving Break

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced a detailed schedule of a planned business filing and payment system closure, which will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. Online and in-person transactions will be accepted again at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2. 

“This is a very important step our office must take to fully integrate our services,” Ashcroft said. “The new system will simplify and streamline business registration, reduce our customers’ chance for error, and has great readability on mobile devices and tablets. We appreciate our customers’ understanding as we implement this new, modern system and convert tens of millions of files over the Thanksgiving break.” 

All locations of the Secretary of State’s office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving. 

Please note these important details: 

Tuesday, Nov. 26 – Last day to file using current system. Online and in-person filings will be accepted until 5 p.m. 

Wednesday, Nov. 27 – Online or in-person filing not available 

Thursday, Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving – Office Closed – Online or in-person filing not available 

Friday, Nov. 29 – Office Closed – Online or in-person filing not available 

Saturday, Nov. 30 – Online or in-person filing not available 

Sunday, Dec. 1 – Online or in-person filing not available 

Monday, Dec. 2 – Office resumes normal operations. New system will be available for online and in-person transactions. 

Visit the Secretary of State’s website at for details, follow the office on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (@MissouriSOS) or search social media for #ModernMoBiz. 


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