Education about Texas Certified Copies
What are Texas certified copies?
Texas certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section 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 Texas certified copies?
Only the Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section can issue Texas certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section
Corporations Section - Secretary of State, P.O. Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711
Name Search: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/sosda/index.shtml
Online Filing: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/sosda/index.shtml