Certificate of Incorporation Forms by State

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What Is a Certificate of Incorporation? 

A Certificate of Incorporation is a legal document that confirms the formation of the company and its registration with the state. You can submit paperwork to receive this brief document at any time, but it is recommended to do so as soon as possible - the best time is when you formed a company, since the state may take a long time to process the request. If your business does not comply with the requirements of the state related to the legitimization of companies, the personal assets of business members may be at risk.

Alternate Name: 

  • Incorporation Certificate 

Certificate of Incorporation Forms by State

Whether you manage a small business or a large company, you will need a Certificate of Incorporation in the following circumstances:

  1. You need to present a certified copy of this document when borrowing money from a financial institution.
  2. You are buying real estate and the current owner demands to see this document to close the deal.
  3. You lease office or store space and the landlord requests to examine your official documentation before the lease is signed.
  4. You need to confirm the existence of your entity before you enter into a new service or supply contract, apply for business permits or licenses.
Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon  Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania  West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island  Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina  Wyoming

How to Get a Certificate of Incorporation?

Here is how you can obtain an Official Certificate of Incorporation on your own:

  1. Find out which agency in your state issues Certificates of Incorporation. Usually, you have to appear in person in the Secretary of State office or send them documentation via certified mail, but you can also submit information online.
  2. Confirm your business is active at the moment, state its exact official name, type of the company, purpose of business, date of incorporation, names of all business partners and members, physical and mailing addresses of the organization, and verify the identity of your registered agent. You do not have to share the internal procedures of your company (indemnification, voting rights, dissolving procedure) or financial information with the state.
  3. Pay processing fees for the Certificate - if you file the request online, you can also pay the fees online, otherwise, you need to find a mailing address for payment and send them a check or money order. Later you may have to pay a fee for photocopying - it depends on regulations in your state and the size of the document.
  4. When your documentation is examined, you will be able to get a plain copy of the Incorporation Certificate from the appropriate authorities. Note that you need to submit amendments to this document if you later modify crucial details, for instance, if you appoint a new registered agent.

Once the business owner and registered agent of the company get access to the Certificate of Incorporation, it means that anyone can obtain it to learn more about the company. Relevant state offices that maintain business records issue certified copies of incorporation documents to anyone who needs them - for personal use or to verify the information about a potential business partner or supplier.


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Form C-100B "Restated Certificate of Incorporation" - New Jersey

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Size: 255 KB
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Form C-102B "Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation Template" - New Jersey

Rate (4.5 / 5) 56 votes
Size: 167 KB
2 pages

Form C-100A "Restated Certificate of Incorporation" - New Jersey

Rate (4.3 / 5) 65 votes
Size: 218 KB
4 pages

Form DOS-2118 "Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation (Name Change Only)" - New York

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Size: 1 MB
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SOS Form 0004 "Amended Certificate of Incorporation (After Receipt of Payment for Stock) - Oklahoma Corporation" - Oklahoma

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Size: 246 KB
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SOS Form 0001 "Certificate of Incorporation (Oklahoma Corporation)" - Oklahoma

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Size: 146 KB
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SOS Form 0008 "Certificate of Incorporation (Oklahoma Not for Profit Corporation)" - Oklahoma

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Size: 121 KB
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SOS Form 0015 "Amended Certificate of Incorporation (Oklahoma Not for Profit Corporation)" - Oklahoma

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Size: 108 KB
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SOS Form 0048 "Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Oklahoma Not for Profit Corporation)" - Oklahoma

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Size: 109 KB
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SOS Form 0061 "Amended Certificate of Incorporation (Professional Corporation)" - Oklahoma

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Size: 105 KB
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SOS Form 0059 "Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Oklahoma Corporation)" - Oklahoma

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Size: 119 KB
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SOS Form 0003 "Professional Certificate of Incorporation (Oklahoma Corporation)" - Oklahoma

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Size: 133 KB
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SOS Form 0005 "Amended Certificate of Incorporation (Before Receipt of Payment for Stock) - Oklahoma Corporation" - Oklahoma

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Size: 109 KB
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Form CIS-1-1.0 "Certificate of Incorporation - Stock Corporation" - Connecticut

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Size: 4 MB
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Form CIN-1-1.0 "Certificate of Incorporation - Nonstock Corporation" - Connecticut

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Size: 1 MB
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Form ACM-1-1.0 "Certificate of Incorporation" - Connecticut

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Size: 1 MB
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Form DOS-1553-F "Not-For-Profit Corporation Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation" - New York

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Size: 1 MB
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Form DOS-1511-F "Certificate of Incorporation" - New York

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Size: 2 MB
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Form DOS-2119-F "Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation" - New York

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Size: 1 MB
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Form DOS-1339-F "Certificate of Incorporation" - New York

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Size: 1 MB
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Form DOS-1554-F "Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation" - New York

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Size: 1 MB
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Form DOS-1523-F "Professional Service Certificate of Incorporation" - New York

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Size: 1 MB
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Form DOS-2007-F "Certificate of Incorporation" - New York

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Size: 1 MB
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"Domestic Business Corporation Certificate of Incorporation" - Alabama

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Size: 1 MB
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"Certificate of Incorporation for Exempt Corporation" - Delaware

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Size: 44 KB
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"Certificate of Incorporation for a Public Benefit Corporation" - Delaware

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Size: 30 KB
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"Certificate of Incorporation for Stock Corporation With Directors Liability Information" - Delaware

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Size: 38 KB
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"Certificate of Incorporation for Non-stock Corporation" - Delaware

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Size: 207 KB
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"Certificate of Incorporation for Close Corporation" - Delaware

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Size: 40 KB
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"Certificate of Incorporation a Public Benefit Corporation" - Delaware

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Size: 90 KB
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"Certificate of Incorporation for a Stock Corporation" - Delaware

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Size: 89 KB
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"Certificate of Incorporation a Stock Corporation" - Delaware

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Size: 63 KB
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"Certificate of Incorporation for Stock Corporation" - Delaware

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Size: 68 KB
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"Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation" - Delaware

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Size: 43 KB
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"Certificate of Incorporation - Banking Corporation (Profit)" - Oklahoma

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Size: 18 KB
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"Amended Certificate of Incorporation - Certificate of Vote" - Oklahoma

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Size: 6 KB
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"Amended Certificate of Incorporation for a Credit Union" - Oklahoma

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Size: 8 KB
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