The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) system is the primary way for companies and individuals to submit filings to the SEC in accord with the federal securities laws.

EDGAR is available to accept filings from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET weekdays (except federal holidays). Filings made outside of these times are processed the next business day.

Filer Support and Resources

EDGAR filers can consult a variety of resources available to assist them in understanding and completing the filing process:

EDGAR Filer Manual

Contains requirements for becoming an EDGAR filer and the information needed for existing filers to ensure timely acceptance and processing of their filings.

How Do I?


Guides that cover various topics to help filers learn the basics of the EDGAR filing system.




SEC Forms Index

A list of PDF versions of the SEC forms used in public filings along with the rules, regulations, and schedules associated with these forms.

Technical Specifications

The SEC publishes this information to allow companies to create software or format output compatible with the EDGAR system.

Improving EDGAR

Through EDGAR Next, the SEC is seeking to improve EDGAR filer access and account management.

EDGAR beta environments allow filers, filing agents, and other members of the public to test and provide feedback on EDGAR

Access the three portals that comprise the EDGAR system.

EDGAR Filer Management Portal

Submit applications for access to file on EDGAR - Form ID. Generate EDGAR access codes in the events of an expired, forgotten, or compromised password.

EDGAR Filing Portal

Log in and submit forms as single or bulk filings. Edit company and submission data, retrieve submission or account balance information, and view activity statements.

Online Forms Management Portal

Assemble and transmit XML filings or submit the following filings: Form D (registration exemption) and Forms 3, 4, 5, and 144.


Contact EDGAR

Filer Support, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET,

Monday – Friday (except federal holidays)

Last Reviewed or Updated: June 29, 2024