Education about Colorado Certified Copies
What are Colorado certified copies?
Colorado certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Colorado Secretary of State. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Colorado Secretary of State 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 Colorado certified copies?
Only the Colorado Secretary of State can issue Colorado certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Colorado Secretary of State
Denver, CO 80290
Phone: 303-894-2200 and press 2
Name Search: https://www.coloradosos.gov/biz/BusinessEntityCriteriaExt.do
Online Filing: https://www.coloradosos.gov/pubs/business/fileAForm.html