Arkansas Certified Copies

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What are certified copies?

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

The Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS) 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 Arkansas certified copies?

Only the Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS) can issue Arkansas certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.

Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)
1401 W. Capitol Avenue Ste 250
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-3409 or 888-233-0325
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/BCS/Pages/default.aspx
Email: corprequest@sos.arkansas.gov
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