(1) A domestic entity other than a limited liability partnership or nonprofit corporation shall, within one hundred twenty days of the date on which its public organic record became effective, deliver to the secretary of state for filing an initial report that states the information required under subsection (2) of this section.

Terms Used In Washington Code 23.95.255

  • Annual report: means the report required by RCW 23. See
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Entity: means :
  • executed: means with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:
  • Nonprofit corporation: means a domestic nonprofit corporation incorporated under or subject to chapter 24. See
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Principal office: means the principal executive office of an entity, whether or not the office is located in this state. See
  • Public organic record: means the record the filing of which by the secretary of state is required to form an entity and any amendment to or restatement of that record. See
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See
  • Registered agent: means an agent of an entity which is authorized to receive service of any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served on the entity. See
  • Registered foreign entity: means a foreign entity that is registered to do business in this state pursuant to a certificate of registration filed by the secretary of state. See
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See
  • (2) A domestic entity or registered foreign entity shall deliver to the secretary of state for filing an annual report that states:
    (a) The name of the entity and its jurisdiction of formation;
    (b) The name and street and mailing addresses of the entity’s registered agent in this state;
    (c) The street and mailing addresses of the entity’s principal office;
    (d) In the case of a registered foreign entity, the street and mailing address of the entity’s principal office in the state or country under the laws of which it is incorporated;
    (e) The names of the entity’s governors;
    (f) A brief description of the nature of the entity’s business;
    (g) The entity’s unified business identifier number;
    (h) In the case of a nonprofit corporation, the corporation’s federal employer identification number; and
    (i) In the case of a nonprofit corporation, any information required under RCW 24.03A.075.
    (3) Information in an initial or annual report must be current as of the date the report is executed by the entity.
    (4) Annual reports must be delivered to the secretary of state on a date determined by the secretary of state and at such additional times as the entity elects.
    (5) If an initial or annual report does not contain the information required by this section, the secretary of state promptly shall notify the reporting entity in a record and return the report for correction.
    (6) If an initial or annual report contains the name or address of a registered agent that differs from the information shown in the records of the secretary of state immediately before the annual report becomes effective, the differing information in the initial or annual report is considered a statement of change under RCW 23.95.430.
    (7) The secretary of state shall send to each domestic entity and registered foreign entity, not less than thirty or more than ninety days prior to the expiration date of the entity’s annual renewal, a notice that the entity’s annual report must be filed as required by this chapter and that any applicable annual renewal fee must be paid, and stating that if the entity fails to file its annual report or pay the annual renewal fee it will be administratively dissolved. The notice may be sent by postal or email as elected by the entity, addressed to its registered agent within the state, or to an electronic address designated by the entity in a record retained by the secretary of state. Failure of the secretary of state to provide any such notice does not relieve a domestic entity or registered foreign entity from its obligations to file the annual report required by this chapter or to pay any applicable annual renewal fee. The option to receive the notice provided under this section by email may be selected only when the secretary of state makes the option available.


    Effective date2021 c 176: See note following RCW 24.03A.005.
    Effective dateContingent effective date2015 c 176: See note following RCW 23.95.100.