Education about North Dakota Certified Copies
What are North Dakota certified copies?
North Dakota certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the North Dakota Secretary of State. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The North Dakota 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 North Dakota certified copies?
Only the North Dakota Secretary of State can issue North Dakota certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.North Dakota Secretary of State
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 108, 1st Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: 701-328-2900 Toll Free: 800-352-0867 TTY: 800-366-6888
Fax: (701) 328-0106
Name Search: https://firststop.sos.nd.gov/search/business
Online Filing: https://firststop.sos.nd.gov/