Education about West Virginia Certified Copies
What are West Virginia certified copies?
West Virginia certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing 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 West Virginia certified copies?
Only the West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division can issue West Virginia certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Bldg. 1, Suite 157-K, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0770
Phone: 304-558-8000 or 866-767-8683
Name Search: https://apps.sos.wv.gov/business/corporations/
Online Filing: https://business4.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx