Education about Delaware Certified Copies
What are Delaware certified copies?
Delaware certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations 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 Delaware certified copies?
Only the Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations can issue Delaware certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal Street, Suite 4
Dover, DE 19901
Division of Corporations, PO Box 898
Dover, DE 19903
Fax: 302-739-3812 or 302-739-3813
Name Search: https://icis.corp.delaware.gov/Ecorp/EntitySearch/NameSearch.aspx
Online Filing: https://onestop.delaware.gov/#