North Carolina Certified Copies

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What are 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
  • Mergers
  • 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
PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
Phone: 919-814-5400
Fax: 919-807-2039
https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/Business_Registration
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