Alabama Certified Copies

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What are 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
  • Mergers
  • 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
P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
Phone: 334-242-5324
Fax: 334-240-3138
http://sos.alabama.gov/
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