Certified Copies of Corporate Documents

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A Certified Copy is an official document issued from the Delaware Secretary of State that certifies the authenticity of documents on file with the Delaware Division of Corporations.

The Certified Copy includes the name of the document being certified and the date the document was filed. It is executed with the Secretary of State’s signature and the official state seal. This document is then affixed to the filing that is being certified.

How to order certified copies:

You have two options for ordering a Certified Copy through Harvard Business Services:

  1. CALL US! This is the most efficient method of ordering.
    Reach us at (800) 345-2677, extension 6911 during our normal business hours.
     
  2. Alternatively, email your request to: info@delawareinc.com
    • Use subject line: Request Certified Copy of Documents
    • Please include the full name of your company

In order to provide a custom quote and verify details, we do not offer an online ordering system for this service. Our team will provide a fast, friendly response to help get your order processed quickly.

Which documents are available?

You may request a Certified Copy of any documents filed with the Secretary of State, such as:

*The state of Delaware utilizes the terms Certificate of Formation and Certificate of Incorporation; however, these are considered the same document as Articles of Organization and Articles of Incorporation, as they may be called in other states.

When do you need a Certified Copy?

There are several reasons you might require a Certified Copy of one or more of your company’s documents, such as:

Additional Considerations

When ordering a Certified Copy, you are ordering the certification of the original document on file with the state. Any changes filed with Delaware after that particular filing would not be reflected in these documents.

For example, if your company filed a name change and then ordered a Certified Copy of the Certificate of Formation, the Certificate of Formation would include the original name, not the updated name. You could then order a Certified Copy of the Certificate of Amendment to show the updated name, if necessary.

A Certified Copy is not the same as a Certificate of Good Standing. A Certificate of Good Standing declares that your company is in good standing with the state as of a specific date, meaning it is in full compliance and has paid its annual Franchise Tax Fee.

If you would like to order a Certified Copy of any of your company’s documents or have questions about the process, please click below:

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