Education about Massachusetts Certified Copies
What are Massachusetts certified copies?
Massachusetts certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth - Corporations Division. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth - Corporations 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 Massachusetts certified copies?
Only the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth - Corporations Division can issue Massachusetts certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth - Corporations Division
One Ashburton Place, Corporations Division
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 727-9640
Fax: (617) 742-4528
Name Search: https://corp.sec.state.ma.us/corpweb/CorpSearch/CorpSearch.aspx
Online Filing: https://corp.sec.state.ma.us/corpweb/loginsystem/externallogin.aspx