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arkansas secretary of state john thurston

APRIL 23, 2020


The Secretary of State’s office has been assisting many small businesses in Arkansas that are currently applying for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  We are assisting in providing the required copies of incorporating documents as a stipulation of the program.  We continue to work daily with Arkansas’ financial institutions to provide businesses the requested documents in a timely manner.  We strive to provide a response to requests within one hour and are providing same-day service on returning non-certified copies of articles.  

Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston understands that this is a difficult time for many families and businesses.  “As the Federal government helps to provide assistance to business owners, our office is providing quick response in assisting stakeholders with required documentation to secure financial assistance.” said Thurston.

Our Business and Commercial Services staff continue to work during this crisis and have been responding to more than 400 emails per day from businesses across Arkansas since March 17th.

Corporations and LLCs can obtain a regular copy of their articles via email at

All of our regular online services are available 24 hours a day including certificates of good standing, which can be downloaded immediately after purchase.

Please visit to access our Business & Commercial Services Division website.

You can follow Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston on Facebook or @ARSecofState on Twitter for additional updates and helpful business information.