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We promote Delaware’s economy, bringing revenue and jobs to the State by continuing to uphold our position as Corporate Capital of the World and encouraging trade relationships which benefits business in Delaware.

Divisions that Promote Business

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Division of Corporations
More than 1.9 million business entities have their legal home in Delaware including more than half of all U.S. publicly-traded companies and 66% of the Fortune 500. Businesses choose Delaware because we provide of our modern and flexible corporate laws, our highly-respected Court of Chancery, our business-friendly State Government, and the customer service oriented staff of the Delaware Division of Corporations.

Export Delaware - Business

Export Delaware
Grow your business around the world. The Delaware Department of State can help you get ready to export, introduce you to partners overseas and help you close the deal.

Division of Professional Regulation

Division of Professional Regulation
The mission of the Division of Professional Regulation is to ensure the protection of the public’s health, safety and welfare, by providing administrative and investigative services that serve the citizens of Delaware, over 65,000 professional licensees, license applicants, other state and national agencies and private organizations. The Division provides regulatory oversight for 35 boards/commissions, which are comprised of Governor-appointed public and professional members. The activities of this oversight include administrative, fiscal, and investigative support for 53 professions, trades and events.

Division of Small Business - Business

Division of Small Business
The Division of Small Business is a service-focused agency committed to supporting businesses starting and growing in Delaware. Small businesses can reach out to the Division for assistance in connecting to the resources and advice to succeed. The Division is a champion for Delaware small businesses and is here to help take companies to the next level.

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Office of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner
The Delaware Office of the Alcoholic Beverage Commissioner considers applications for liquor licenses, requests for modifications to licensed establishments, performs inspections, and grants renewals of liquor licenses. 

State Bank Commissioner - Business

Office of the State Bank Commissioner
The Office of the State Bank Commissioner regulates and examines State-chartered banks and trust companies, as well as licensed financial services businesses, including mortgage loan brokers, licensed lenders, check sellers, money transmitters, check cashers, motor vehicle sales finance companies, money transporters, business and industrial development corporations and pre-need funeral contractor providers.

Public Service Commission

Public Service Commission
The Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) works to ensure safe, reliable and reasonably priced cable, electric, natural gas, wastewater, water and telecommunications services for Delaware consumers. For those services that are moving toward competitive markets, the Commission makes rules to level the playing field between competing providers, and resolves disputes between these providers. The PSC also assists consumers in resolving disputes with their service providers.

Delaware Notary Public

Notary Public
The Notary Public section issues and renews notary commissions. The Notary Public website provides information about legal and business requirements for notaries and key laws that pertain to notarization in Delaware. To become a notary in Delaware, and individual must be at least 18 years of age, must be of good character and reputation and must have a reasonable need for a notary commission.

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Voluntary Disclosure Agreement (VDA Program)

The Unclaimed Property Voluntary Disclosure Agreement (VDA) Program was established in July 2012 by then Governor Jack Markell to provide a business friendly program to all companies seeking compliance with the Delaware unclaimed property laws. The VDA Program is geared towards Delaware domiciled companies which desired to “catch up” on its past due abandoned or unclaimed property obligations.


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