If you have questions about The BRS Program, contact the
NJ Division of Revenue & Enterprise Services - BRS Section/Searches
PO Box 450
Trenton, NJ 08646
Phone:609-292-9292
E-mail: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/digitaldirector.htm

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What is the cost to search BRS documents?

Service Statutory Fee Portal Admin Fee
Business Entity Status Report $5.00 per Report $1.25
Business Entity – Certified Copy $25.00 per Certificate, $ 0.10 per page $5.00 per Certificate
Business Entity – Non-certified Copy $0.10 per page -
TN/TSMS Status Report $5.00 per Report $1.00
Bulk Record $0.03 $0.005 (one-half cent) per record*
Standing Certificate $25 - $100 depending on Entity Type $1 for E-Check $2 for Credit Card

* portal admin fee is rounded up to the nearest full cent

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What is a portal administration fee?
The New Jersey Information Division of NICUSA, Inc., in partnership with and on behalf of the State of New Jersey, develops, supports, maintains, and enhances eGovernment services under a self-sustaining model using no tax dollars and appropriated funds.
In order to sustain the eGovernment services, the State has established a system of Portal Administration Fees for the portal’s ongoing support and expansion.
This electronic Government service that you are viewing includes non-refundable Portal Administration Fees as outlined on this page in the section titled “What is the cost to search and file UCC documents?”
You will have the opportunity to review all applicable fees prior to finalizing your transaction. At that point, you will have the option to cancel your online transaction.

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When will I receive my BRS documents?
After you have successfully paid for the transaction you will be presented with a confirmation page that provides link(s) to download your purchased document(s) which can be saved and printed from your computer.

  • Certificates, status reports and entity documents are PDF files. If you do not have a PDF viewer you can download the software at no charge at http://get.adobe.com/reader/
  • Business Entity Lists and Trade Name Lists are CSV (Comma Separated Value) files. CSV files can be opened in any text editor program such as Windows Notepad or MAC TextEdit. Spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel or Numbers for MAC can also open the CSV file but are not required to view the data.

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What are the different types of Business Entities?
A Business Entity can be of any one of the following types:

  • AUT – EDA Subsidiary
  • DB – Foreign Corporation (DBA)
  • BDP – NJ Benefit Domestic Profit Corporation
  • DBA – Foreign For Profit Corporation, Doing Business As
  • DP – Domestic Profit Corporation
  • FGP – Foreign Partnership
  • FLC – Foreign Limited Liability Company
  • FLP – Foreign Limited Liability Partnership
  • FR – Foreign Profit Corporation
  • GP – Partnership
  • LF – Foreign Limited Partnership
  • LLC – Domestic Limited Liability Company
  • LLP – Domestic Limited Liability Partnership
  • LP – Limited Partnership
  • NF – Foreign Non-Profit Corporation
  • NJR – Redevelopment Authority Subsidiary
  • NP – Non-profit Corporation
  • PA – Professional Corporation
  • NV – Non-Profit Veterans

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What is the full form of all the Status Codes that may be assigned to a business entity?
A business entity can be assigned any of the following status:

  • ACT – Active
  • CAN – Canceled
  • CGN – Change of Name
  • DBB – Dissolved Before Commencing Business
  • DIS – Dissolved After Commencing Business
  • DLC – Pending
  • DPC – Dead By Proclamation
  • DPP – Dissolution/Withdrawal Proceedings Pending
  • DRV – Revoked for not Filing Annual Report for 2 Consecutive Years
  • DTM – Termination or Dissolution
  • DWA – Dissolved Without Assets
  • EVP – Error Correction of Void By Proclamation
  • EXP – Expired Term Of Incorporation
  • MRG – Merged
  • RAT – Reauthorized
  • REV – Revoked for Failure to Pay Taxes
  • RIN – Reinstated for Taxes
  • RPP – Reinstatement Procedures Pending
  • RST – Annual Report Reinstatement
  • TDR – Tax and DCR Revocation
  • TRM – Termination
  • VPC – Void By Proclamation
  • WTD – Withdrawal
  • WTD – Withdrawal by Dissolution
  • WTH – Withdrawn
  • WTM – Withdrawal By Merger
  • XFR – Expunged – Failure to provide Home State Good Standing
  • XNP – Expunged for Non-payment of Check
  • XPG – Expunged

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I forgot to download my documents, can I still retrieve them?
Yes. Your documents are available for 30 days from the purchased date. Upon successful completion of the transaction, users will receive a confirmation email that contains links to the documents. If you do not have the email, then you may call (609) 586-2600 for assistance.

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What happens if I decide not to continue with BRS search and close my browser?
All information will be lost. You will need to start over from the beginning. It is strongly recommended that you complete your transaction before closing your browser.

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What if my PC crashes during a transaction?
All information will be lost. You will need to start over from the beginning.

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How long can I leave my browser and shopping cart open with no activity without losing any information?
For security purposes, after 30 minutes of inactivity all information will be lost.

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Can I use my depository account to pay for the BRS search electronically?
No. You may pay with an electronic check or credit card.

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What is an Electronic Check?
"Electronic check" is the term for using a checking account to make payments on the Internet. A customer will be asked to enter appropriate checking account information to validate the account. The account used must have sufficient funds to cover the transaction cost.

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What information is available on the Business Entity Status Report?
A sample Status Report for a business entity is reproduced here.

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What information is available on the Trade Name & Trade/Service Mark Status Report?
A sample Status Report for a Trade Name or Trade/Service Mark is reproduced here.

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What is a standing certificate?
Standing certificates attest to the legal status of business entities such as corporations and limited liability companies operating in New Jersey. The certificates are certified under the seal of the State Treasurer and serve as legal documents. There are 3 types of Standing Certificates and all are available online. The most commonly requested certificate is the Short Form Standing.

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How can I validate a standing certificate?
You may validate that a Standing certificate was issued by the State of New Jersey. If you have a Standing Certificate that needs to be validated, use Validate Certificate.

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What information is available on the Short Form Standing Certificate?
A sample Short Form Standing Certificate for a business entity is reproduced here.

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What information is available on the Long Form Standing Certificate with Filing History?
A sample Long Form Standing Certificate with Filing History for a business entity is reproduced here.

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What information is available on the Long Form Standing Certificate with Officers?
A sample Long Form Standing Certificate with Officers for a business entity is reproduced here.

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How long will it take for my changes from Business Charter Amendment Services/Annual Report Change Services to be reflected in the Business Records Service?
Please allow 2 (Two) business days for any changes made to a business in either Business Charter Amendments Service or the Annual Reports and Change Service to be reflected with the State of New Jersey. Status Reports and Standing Certificates ordered prior to this two business day period will not reflect any changes made, and are not eligible for refunds.

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