It is very important to keep your private investigator and/or security guard licensing information up to date. If you fail to report a new employee or register a trade name (dba), a complaint against you could result in official action.
Notify the Secretary of State by letter if your legal name changes by marriage or otherwise.
If you change the business name under which you operate or add a trade name (dba), business filings are required. It is illegal to operate under a trade name which is not registered.
Take care of the business filings first, then report the change to the Secretary of State's licensing division.
Notify the Secretary of State by letter if your contact address or telephone number changes. Also, if your firm opens additional offices in the state, report those new locations.
Report all new investigative or guard employees to the Secretary of State by letter or file the standard form. Report all persons leaving the firm for your own protection.
If we may be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us: 304.558.8000 toll free 866.767.8683 email: InvestigationSupport@wvsos.gov