Education about North Carolina Certified Copies
What are North Carolina certified copies?
North Carolina certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration 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 North Carolina certified copies?
Only the North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division can issue North Carolina certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2903
PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
Name Search: https://www.sosnc.gov/online_services/search/by_title/_Business_Registration
Online Filing: https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/business_registration/online_business_services