2018 Iowa Code
Section 504.116 - Filing duty of secretary of state.

Universal Citation: IA Code § 504.116 (2018)


Filing duty of secretary of state.

1. If a document delivered to the office of the secretary of state for filing satisfies the requirements of section 504.111, the secretary of state shall file it.

2. The secretary of state files a document by recording the document as filed on the date and the time of receipt. After filing a document, except as provided in sections 504.504, 504.1510, and 504.1613, the secretary of state shall deliver to the domestic or foreign corporation or its representative a copy of the document with an acknowledgment of the date and time of filing.

3. Upon refusing to file a document, the secretary of state shall return it to the domestic or foreign corporation or its representative, together with a brief, written explanation of the reason or reasons for the refusal.

4. The secretary of state’s duty to file documents under this section is ministerial. Filing or refusal to file a document does not do any of the following:

a. Affect the validity or invalidity of the document in whole or in part.

b. Relate to the correctness or incorrectness of information contained in the document.

c. Create a presumption that the document is valid or invalid or that information contained in the document is correct or incorrect.

2004 Acts, ch 1049, §8, 192

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