Education about Montana Certified Copies
What are Montana certified copies?
Montana certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Montana Secretary of State. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Montana 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 Montana certified copies?
Only the Montana Secretary of State can issue Montana certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Montana Secretary of State
State Capitol, Room 260 , 1301 E. 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Business Services, P.O. Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: 406-444-5522 Annual Reports or 406-444-3665 Business Entity
Fax: (406) 444-3976
Name Search: https://biz.sosmt.gov/search/business
Online Filing: https://biz.sosmt.gov/