New York Certified Copies

New York certified copy example

What are certified copies?

New York certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.

The New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code 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 New York certified copies?

Only the New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code can issue New York certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.

New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
99 Washington Avenue 6th floor
Albany, NY 12231
Phone: 518-473-2492
Fax: Information unit 518-473-1654 or Document review
http://www.dos.ny.gov/corps/
Email: corporations@dos.ny.gov
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