Education about Louisiana Certified Copies
What are Louisiana certified copies?
Louisiana certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial 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
- Annual filings, such as annual reports
- Fictitious name or DBA registration
- Dissolution and withdrawals
Where can I obtain Louisiana certified copies?
Only the Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division can issue Louisiana certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division
8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
Phone: (225) 925-4704
Fax: (225) 932-5314
Name Search: https://coraweb.sos.la.gov/CommercialSearch/CommercialSearch.aspx
Online Filing: http://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/FileBusinessDocuments/Pages/default.aspx