South Carolina Certified Copies
What are certified copies?
South Carolina certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings 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 South Carolina certified copies?
Only the South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings can issue South Carolina certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
SC Secretary of State's Office, 1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201