After filing for incorporation for your business, you’ll have to wait for the state to process your application. How long? That depends on the state with which you chose to incorporate. Below is a chart with the average state processing times for business entity filings. Keep in mind that processing times can also vary depending on the type of request submitted, and when it is received by the state (ex: it could take longer if there’s a flood of other requests). The most important thing to remember is to be patient.

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State Avg. Processing Time    Expedited Service
Alabama 66 business days (13 weeks)    21 business days
Alaska 7-10 business days    2-3 business days
Arizona 5-8 business days    5-8 business days
Arkansas 11 business days    7 business days
California 15-20 business days    1-2 business days
Colorado 3 business days     1-2 business days
Connecticut 2-3 business Days    1-2 business days
District of Columbia 11 business days    2-3 business days
Delaware 5-7 business days    1-2 business days
Florida 3-5 business days     3-5 business days
Georgia 15-20 business days    2-3 business days
Hawaii 3-5 business days    1-3 business days
Idaho 5-10 business days    1-2 business days
Illinois  2 business days    2 business days
Indiana 3-5 business days    1-2 business days
Iowa

 25-30 business days
(physically mailed)
    25-30 business days

Kansas 1-2 business days     1-2 business days
Kentucky 2 business days    2 business days
Louisiana 15-20 business days    7-10 business days
Maine 15-20 business days    2 business days
Maryland 7-10 business days     7-10 business days
Massachusetts 2-3 business days    2 business days
Michigan 7-10 business days    2 business days
Minnesota 7 business days    5 business days
Mississippi  5 business days    2 business days
Missouri 7-10 business days    2 business days
Montana 5 business days    1 business days
Nebraska 10 business days    10 business days
Nevada 3-5 business days    2 business days
New Hampshire 2-3 business days    1-2 business days
New Jersey 3-4 business days    2 business days
New Mexico 2-3 business days     2-3 business days
New York 3-4 business days    1-2 business days
North Carolina 5-8 business days    1-2 business days
North Dakota 30 business Days    30 business Days
Ohio 3-7 business days     2 business days
Oklahoma 5-7 business days    2-3 business days
Oregon 7 business days    2 business days
Pennsylvania 7 business days    7 business days
Rhode Island  2 business days    2 business days
South Carolina 1-2 business days    1-2 business days
South Dakota 2 business days    2 business days
Tennessee 5 business days    3 business days
Texas 3-4 business days    3-4 business days
Utah 15 business days    10-12 business days
Vermont 7 business days    3-5 business days
Virginia 3 business days     2 business days
Washington 5 business days    5 business days
West Virginia 21 business days    10-15 business days
Wisconsin 5-7 business days    1-2 business days
Wyoming 3-5 business days     1-3 business days

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