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Delaware – Temporary Operating Hours and Cut-Off Times

The Division of Corporations posted an update on the major computer system conversion implemented over Labor Day weekend.  To allow for overnight system maintenance and troubleshooting, the Division’s operating hours will remain 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT from September 14 through September 18.  All 1 hour, 2 hour and same day submissions must be received by 1 p.m. EDT.  24 hour and all other submissions are due by 5 p.m.  The 5 p.m. closure time is a temporary measure.   The Division will return to regular operating hours as soon as practical.

Recognizing the importance to customers of securing filing dates and times, the Division has declared an “extraordinary condition” that began at 4:31PM on Thursday, September 3 [pursuant to 8 Del. C., §103 (i)].   This declaration will remain in effect through 10:30PM EDT, Friday, September 18, 2015 as a result of the Division’s closure on Friday, September 4 and due to technical issues that typically arise during the first two weeks of a new system implementation.  This declaration enables customers to receive a filing date and time after 4:30PM on Thursday, September 3, any time the day of Friday, September 4 or any date through Friday, September 18 provided such request is in accordance with statutory requirements [see 8 Del. C., §103 (i)(1)].  Any such requests for an earlier file date and time must be received no later than close of business on Tuesday, September 22.  The declaration of an “extraordinary condition” does not apply to UCC filings.