Education about Georgia Certified Copies
What are Georgia certified copies?
Georgia certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Georgia Secretary of State. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Georgia 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 Georgia certified copies?
Only the Georgia Secretary of State can issue Georgia certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Georgia Secretary of State
2 MLK, Jr. Dr., Suite 313, Floyd West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-1530
Name Search: https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov/BusinessSearch
Online Filing: https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov/Account