Education about Missouri Certified Copies
What are Missouri certified copies?
Missouri certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Missouri Secretary of State - Corporations Division. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Missouri Secretary of State - Corporations Division 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 Missouri certified copies?
Only the Missouri Secretary of State - Corporations Division can issue Missouri certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Missouri Secretary of State - Corporations Division
600 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-751-4153 or 866-223-6535, Opt 2
Name Search: https://bsd.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/BESearch.aspx?SearchType=0
Online Filing: https://bsd.sos.mo.gov/loginwelcome.aspx?lobID=1