Education about Maine Certified Copies
What are Maine certified copies?
Maine certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions 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 Maine certified copies?
Only the Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions can issue Maine certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Burton Cross Building, 111 Sewall St., 4th Floor
Augusta, ME 4330
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101
Name Search: https://icrs.informe.org/nei-sos-icrs/ICRS?MainPage=x
Online Filing: https://icrs.informe.org/nei-sos-icrs/ICRS