Education about Alabama Certified Copies
What are Alabama certified copies?
Alabama certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division issues certified copies with an endorsement, stamp, or certificate. Certified copies are sometimes required to secure a bank loan, apply for a certificate of authority, and obtain business licenses.
What documents can be certified?
You can typically have most corporate filings certified, including:
- Articles of formation
- Articles of amendment
- Certificate of authority
- Annual filings, such as annual reports
- Fictitious name or DBA registration
- Dissolution and withdrawals
Where can I obtain Alabama certified copies?
Only the Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division can issue Alabama certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
RSA Union Building - Suite 770, 100 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
Phone: (334) 242-5324
Fax: (334) 240-3138
Name Search: http://sos.alabama.gov/government-records/business-entity-records
Online Filing: https://www.alabamainteractive.org/sos/welcome.action