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What are Illinois certified copies?

Illinois certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.

The Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department 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
  • Mergers
  • Annual filings, such as annual reports
  • Fictitious name or DBA registration
  • Dissolution and withdrawals

Where can I obtain Illinois certified copies?

Only the Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department can issue Illinois certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.

Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Physical Address:
69 W. Washington St., Ste. 1240
Chicago, IL 60602

Mailing Address:
501 S. Second St., Rm. 350
Springfield, IL 62756

Phone: (312) 793-3380

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