Wisconsin Certified Copies

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What are certified copies?

Wisconsin certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Division of Corporate and Consumer Services - Corporations Bureau. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Division of Corporate and Consumer Services - Corporations Bureau 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 Wisconsin certified copies?

Only the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Division of Corporate and Consumer Services - Corporations Bureau can issue Wisconsin certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Division of Corporate and Consumer Services - Corporations Bureau

Physical Address:
4822 Madison Yards Way, North Tower
Madison, WI 53705


Mailing Address:
Box 93348
Milwaukee, WI 53293

Phone: 608-261-7577
Fax: 608-267-6813

Website: http://www.wdfi.org/corporations/
Name Search: https://www.wdfi.org/apps/CorpSearch/Search.aspx?
Forms: http://www.wdfi.org/corporations/forms/
Online Filing: https://www.wdfi.org/apps/CorpFormation/
Email: DFICorporations@dfi.wisconsin.gov
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