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What are California certified copies?

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

The California Secretary of State - Business Programs 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 California certified copies?

Only the California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division can issue California certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.

California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Physical Address:
1500 11th Street, 2nd and 3rd Floors (expedite to 3rd floor)
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-657-5448

Website: http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/
Name Search: https://bizfileonline.sos.ca.gov/search/business
Forms: http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/forms.htm
Online Filing: https://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/bizfile/file-online/


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