Education about Ohio Certified Copies
What are Ohio certified copies?
Ohio certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Ohio Secretary of State. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Ohio 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 Ohio certified copies?
Only the Ohio Secretary of State can issue Ohio certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Ohio Secretary of State
180 E. Broad St., 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-2655 or 877-767-6446
Name Search: https://businesssearch.ohiosos.gov/
Online Filing: https://bsportal.ohiosos.gov/(S(2arso2uqrjmc5mfchaooknzj))/default.aspx