COVID-19 Information, Guidance, and Contact Information:
Please be advised that the Capitol Complex, including the North Office Building and Keystone Building, and state offices at One Penn Center in Harrisburg will be closed to public visitors until further notice. We are unable to accept walk-in customers in our offices; however, we are maintaining operations through electronic communication. Below you will find links to websites, online services, and email addresses for bureaus within the Department of State.
For more information about COVID-19 please visit:
Pennsylvania Department of Health Website.
Unemployment or Workers' Compensation benefit information for PA Employees Impacted by COVID-19
Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs:
Due to the public health risk surrounding the Coronavirus, the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs is currently unable to accept phone calls. For all inquiries, please utilize the email addresses found here: Board Contact Info.
Licensing applications may be completed online at www.pals.pa.gov. Payments and vital documents relating to professional and occupational licensure should be
mailed directly to the respective board at:
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg PA 17105-2649
Regulatory suspensions, updates, and guidance for professionals.
Procedures for Administrative Hearings During COVID-19 Pandemic
A Letter To Healthcare Providers From The Secretaries Of Health And State...
Due to the Disaster Declaration issued by the Governor regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the requirements related to physical presence for Board meetings have been temporarily waived by the Governor. All Board meetings remaining on the schedule will be conducted via teleconference with call information provided for the public to attend. For more information, please see the meeting notice for more information.
Campaign Finance, Lobbying Disclosure, Notaries, and Certifications:
Due to mitigation efforts related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania, we are currently unable to accept walk-in visitors. We are maintaining operations through electronic communication:
Certifications and Apostilles
Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations:
The physical locations for the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations are currently closed. We are maintaining operations through electronic communication and have set up a secure
dropbox for printed paperwork.
- Corporations and Businesses:
PA State Athletic Commission
Based on guidance issued by Governor Tom Wolf, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and the Department of Health, the State Athletic Commission has worked with venues and promoters to cancel events to help protect Pennsylvanians against the possible spread of COVID-19. If you have questions about a specific event, the State Athletic Commission recommends checking with events holders and Venues for the latest information.
Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI)
The Department of State is continuing with compliance enforcement as it relates to the regulated boards and commissions. These numbers include actions taken during routine inspections and investigations prompted by complaints. Consumers with complaints or concerns about non-compliance for COVID-19 mitigation may
file a complaint online. The Department of State form is for complaints specifically related to the areas that the Department regulates, including licensed professionals and certain facilities. The Department of State form is not specific to COVID complaints.
Paperwork addressed to the Department of State for:
- The Bureau of Elections
- Candidates Running for Office
- Campaign Finance
- Lobbying Disclosure
- The Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
- State Athletic Commission
- Certification Apostilles
- Notary Services
Can be left in a drop-box outside the
Keystone Building at 400 North Street:
In-Person Service Requirement for the Department of State
Due to the COVID-19 emergency and resulting office closures, for in-person service of process for the Department of State, please contact the Office of Chief Counsel to coordinate: