DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS
DAVID Y. IGE
CATHERINE P. AWAKUNI COLÓN
TY Y. NOHARA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2020
Franchise Filings Deadline Extended
HONOLULU — The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner has extended the deadline for franchise filings to April 30, 2020 in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Pursuant to Governor David Y. Ige’s directive of March 17, 2020, that addressed the spread of COVID-19, all state offices have closed and employees have been directed to telework from home to the extent feasible until April 30, 2020.
We encourage franchisors filing renewal or initial filings pursuant to chapter 482E Hawaii Revised Statutes to file online using the securities portal in order to facilitate the timely review of such filings. Online filing requirements are the same as manual or paper filings. Franchisors can submit their filing online through the portal at https://dccabreg.force.com/securities/s/.
For information or questions on the use of this system please email [email protected] or call (808) 586-2722 and leave a message.
The DCCA has continuously strived to improve its services to the public and has expanded the availability of online functions for a range of services to include business filings, and professional and vocational licensing, and more.
Check our website for a full listing of online services at http://cca.hawaii.gov/covid19.
The information provided in this release is subject to change or withdrawal as determined by changes to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation. This release is also not intended to affect any current Hawaii statutory or regulatory requirements.
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