Education about Hawaii Certified Copies
What are Hawaii certified copies?
Hawaii certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Hawaii Business Registration Division (BREG). Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Hawaii Business Registration Division (BREG) 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 Hawaii certified copies?
Only the Hawaii Business Registration Division (BREG) can issue Hawaii certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Hawaii Business Registration Division (BREG)
King Kalakaua Building, 335 Merchant Street, Rm. 201
Honolulu, HI 96813
P. O. Box 40
Honolulu, HI 96810
Phone: 808-586-2744 (Administration)
Fax: (808) 586-2733
Name Search: https://hbe.ehawaii.gov/documents/search.html;jsessionid=8EF56F1402F4FEA97CA5FF46E7F5F99D.liona
Online Filing: https://hbe.ehawaii.gov/BizEx/home.eb