Education about Florida Certified Copies
What are Florida 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
- 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
2415 N. Monroe Street, Suite 810
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Corporate Filings, P.O. Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314
Name Search: https://dos.myflorida.com/sunbiz/search/
Online Filing: https://efile.sunbiz.org/onlmenu.html