Florida Certified Copies

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What are certified copies?

Florida certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Florida 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 Florida 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
  • Mergers
  • Annual filings, such as annual reports
  • Fictitious name or DBA registration
  • Dissolution and withdrawals

Where can I obtain Florida certified copies?

Only the Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations can issue Florida certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.

Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Physical Address:
Clifton Building, 2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Mailing Address:
Corporate Filings, P.O. Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314

Phone: 850-245-6052

Website: http://www.sunbiz.org/index.html
Name Search: https://dos.myflorida.com/sunbiz/search/
Forms: http://www.sunbiz.org/downloads.html
Online Filing: https://efile.sunbiz.org/onlmenu.html
Email: corphelp@dos.state.fl.us
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