Education about Kansas Certified Copies
What are Kansas certified copies?
Kansas certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Kansas Secretary of State. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Kansas Secretary of State 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 Kansas certified copies?
Only the Kansas Secretary of State can issue Kansas certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor, 120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
Name Search: https://www.kansas.gov/bess/flow/main;jsessionid=CA85ED554BD3D68D8977CE9F2A3D4272.aptcs03-inst1?execution=e1s1
Online Filing: https://sos.ks.gov/forms/forms_results.aspx?division=BS&orderby=online