Certified Copies

Easy, Fast Document Retrieval

We can obtain certified copies from any state and D.C. We carefully complete all paperwork on your behalf, expedite your order as requested, and promptly email or mail your certified copies to you.

  • Easy online ordering
  • Fast processing. Shop expedite options online. We can retrieve your copies using our local offices nationwide based on your expedite needs.
  • Only $85 plus state fees
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What are Certified Copies?

Certified copies are a true and correct copy of corporate filings, including Articles, amendments, mergers, annual reports, and more. The Department of State typically issues these copies with a stamp, endorsement, or certificate.

A preview of a Florida Certified Copy.

Sample certified copies

Certified copies are often required to secure a bank loan, apply for a certificate of authority, and obtain business licenses. You can typically have most corporate filings certified, including:

  • Articles of formation
  • Articles of amendment
  • Certificate of authority
  • Mergers
  • Annual filings, such as annual reports
  • Fictitious name or DBA registration
  • Dissolution and withdrawals

Needing to obtain certified copies from time to time is a normal part of conducting business, so we make this process as easy, fast, and cost-efficient as possible for you.

How Our Certified Copies Service Works

It's simple: order online and we obtain your certified copies FAST!

  • Order online. Shop standard and expedited processing online.
  • We order the certified copies and email them to you.
  • You receive your certificate online or by mail.

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John and Cliff from Harbor Compliance did a very good job getting us a foreign LLC filed and the certificate issued from Commonwealth of Virginia, in record time. He also responded promptly to my emails. I strongly recommend Harbor Compliance for any business filing needs.
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I was in need of having my LLC filed in Delaware as fast as possible. I went to Harbor Compliance and they had my LLC filed with the state that same day. In less than 24 hours, I had my LLC filed, received my Federal EIN# and had an operating agreement. Both Tony and John were on top of things and were friendly and efficient. Thank you Harbor Compliance!
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I couldn’t have asked or even imagined such an incredibly smooth process in getting all the licenses I need for my business. Both Cliff and John were such an incredible support to me. They made this process “cake!” I couldn’t be happier with their knowledge and patience with me through this super fast process (less than a week). They leave nothing to chance and make sure twice or more that all is correct. I’d recommend this company strongly in that they are very competent as well as hard workers. And they are very kind people. I can’t thank you enough! Very, very pleased. You are good at what you do.
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Local Offices in All 50 States and D.C.

We maintain local offices in every state to drop off and pick up your certified copies from the state as needed. When you sign up for our service online, you will be able to choose from the expedite options available. Simply select the processing speed that suits your needs and we will expedite accordingly.

50 State Support

With a local office and expertise in all 50 states, we support you wherever your business goes.


When you choose us, you get the time-tested expertise of us serving 40,000 clients (and counting).

Upfront, Affordable Pricing

Our services are billed on a flat fee basis. No hourly billing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Certified copies are a special copy of your articles of formation (or other public record) containing a signature or seal. Certified copies are needed in certain business transactions.

You can typically have most corporate filings certified, including:

  • Articles of formation
  • Articles of amendment
  • Certificate of authority
  • Mergers
  • Annual filings, such as annual reports
  • Fictitious name or DBA registration
  • Dissolution and withdrawals

Our service is an up-front flat fee. Please order online to calculate your filing fees, which include state fees and any expedite fees based on the speed with which you need the state to process your order.

Our standard service includes requesting your certified copies right away, and returning it to you right away as soon as the state issues it.

We frequently serve clients who need their certified copies fast and we are here to expedite your order as quickly as you need it - please contact us to order.

We cannot guarantee state processing times because they are outside our control (state agencies sometimes suffer from computer outages and unexpected closures). However, we do everything in our power to proactively minimize state delays. We track your order, file with the forms and methods we have refined in our experience, escalate immediately with our contacts at the state's office to resolve issues, and more. Your satisfaction is our top priority, so even when there is an issue outside our control, we do everything we can to make it right.

We will need your basic contact information, the name of your company, and to understand from your if there is any urgency to get your document back from the state quickly. You can order online anytime to see the information we need and place your order.

Are you expanding your business to a new state?

Purchase our foreign qualification service for help with the whole process. The package price for foreign qualification includes obtaining needed certificates of good standing and certified copies as required.