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What is an Ohio Certified Copy?

An Ohio Certified Copy is a copy of a Business Document which includes an endorsement with an accompanying certificate or Seal of the Ohio Secretary of State which states it is a true copy of the Business Document.  A Certfied Copy of a Ohio Business Document also includes the date that the Document was Certified by the Ohio Secretary of State.  An Ohio Certified Copy of a Business Document is normally a photocopy.

An Ohio Certified Copy bears the signature of a representative of the OH Secretary of State. 

When the Ohio Secretary of State issues a Certified Copy of a Corporate Document, this means that the Ohio Certified Copy is a true, accurate and valid copy of the OH Corporate Document that the Secretary of State has on file.

A Copy of an OH Document which is Certified by the Ohio Secretary of State is legal and official proof that the Certified Document is authentic.

What is a Plain Copy?

A Plain Copy of an Ohio Business Document is just what the name implies.  It is simply a photocopy of a Busness Document.  There are no endorsements, stamps or seals on a Plain Copy of an Ohio Business Document.

Most legal, government and financial instutions require Certified Copies of Business Documents rather than Plain Copies when dealing with official matters.

Why do I need an Ohio Certified Copy of a Business Document?

Some of the reasons why you might need an Ohio Certified Copy of your Business Documents:
  • Bank loans
  • Tax filings
  • Foreign Business qualification
  • Replace original OH Business Documents
  • Provide legal proof of Ohio Business Registration
If you are responsible for the Business records of an Ohio Corporation or an Ohio LLC it is important to retain on file Certified Copies of your Formation Documents - your Articles of Incorporation for Corporations or your Articles of Organization for LLCs; as well as all Amendments to your original Articles.

Can I get a Certified Copy of an Ohio Good Standing Certificate?

The Ohio Secretary of State issues a Good Standing Certificate to Ohio Corporations and LLCs which are up to date with all administrative requirements.

The Ohio Secretary of State will Certify any Business Document which has been filed with that office.  On the other hand, the Ohio Secretary of State generally does not Certify Documents which are issued by that office.

So, no the Ohio Secretary of State will not Certify a Good Standing Certificate or any other document which is issued by that office.

Click here if you would like more information on getting an Ohio Good Standing Certificate.

Ohio Certified Copies for Foreign Qualification

A Corporation or LLC which is registered in one state and wants to do business in another state must first qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" or a "Foreign LLC" in the state in which it wants to do business. 

For example, a Corporation or LLC that is registered in Ohio wants to do business in California.  The Ohio Corporation or LLC must qualify as a California Foreign Corporation or LLC. 

Some states require a Certified Copy of the formation documents, called Articles of Incorporation for a Corporation or Articles of Organization for an LLC, from the Foreign Corporation's home state. 

We offer full Foreign Qualification services in all states.
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Foreign Qualification Services.

How long does it take to get an Ohio Certified Copy of a Business Document?

We can get your Ohio Certified Copies within 5-7 business days for $45.00 plus state Document fees.

If you need your Ohio Certified Copies quicker we can usually get them from the Ohio Secretary of State on the same day that you place your order, if we get your order before noon Ohio time, for $75.00 plus state Document fees.  (Our expedited processing fee also includes any additional state fees for their expedited process.)

Depending on the Document, the Ohio Secretary of State may take longer to Certify Business Documents filed more than around ten years in the past.

How much does it cost to get an Ohio Certified Copy Online?

The OH Secretary of State charges $5.00 for each Certified Copy of a Business Document.  We charge a processing fee of $45.00 for our standard processing.  We can usually get your Ohio Certified Copies in 5-7 business days with our standard processing.  With our expedited processing option we can usually get your Ohio Certified Copies on the same day that you place your order, if we get your order before noon Ohio time, for $75.00 plus state Document fees.  (Our expedited processing fee also includes any additional state fees for their expedited process.)

PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE PROCESSING TIMES

We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the Ohio Secretary of State.  We get your Ohio Certified Copies order to the OH Secretary of State ASAP.  Once it is at the state we have no control over Ohio Secretary of State processing times.

The processing times specified on ths web page are the times it usually takes the Ohio Secretary of State to process orders for Certified Copies of Business Documents. 

How can I Order an Ohio Certified Copy Online?

If you are ready to Order an Ohio Certified Copy Online now, simply fill in the form below and click Place Order.
This Certified Copies Order Form is for Certified Copies of Business Documents which have been filed with the Ohio Secretary of State.  It is not for vital records such as birth certificates or marriage licenses.
We take the privacy of your personal information very seriously. We DO NOT use your information for any other purposes than this individual Ohio Certified Copy order.  We will never provide your personal or credit card information to any person, group or third parties.   We delete your credit card information from our system when your Ohio Certified Copies order is completed.
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CANCELLATION POLICY
All Ohio Certified Copy orders are refundable before payment is issued to the state of Ohio , minus a $25 cancellation fee, and less any expenses incurred in processing your order.  After payment has been delivered to the state of Ohio we cannot accept any cancellations or any changes to your Ohio Certified Copies order.  Generally, payments are made to the state of Ohio within 24 hours of receipt of your Ohio Certified Copy order.  To check the status of your Ohio Certified Copies order, make changes, or ask any questions, call us.
NEXT DAY/SAME DAY PROCESSING POLICY
Same day Ohio Certified Copy orders must be received by noon Ohio time.  For Certified Copy orders submitted after noon Ohio time we will make every effort to get the Ohio Certified Copy Certificate the Same day but we cannot guarantee the processing time.  For Ohio Certified Copy orders submitted after noon Ohio time the processing time clock starts the next business day.  Same day service includes a scanned emailed copy of the Ohio Certified Copy the Same day.  A paper copy of the Ohio Certified Copy will be mailed to you the same day that we receive the Ohio Certified Copy from the state of Ohio.  We cannot fully guarantee processing times as those are dependent on the staff of the Ohio .  If you pay for Same day service and we do not send a scanned copy of the Ohio Certified Copy as advertised, we will refund any expedited fees that you have paid.
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OUR ADVANTAGE
  • We get your Ohio Certified Copies from the OH Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our Ohio Certified Copy services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • Over the years we've gotten thousands of Certified Copies of every type of Business Document from all states.  We know what to do and how to do it quickly and effieciently.
  • We've been helping businesses form new Corporations and LLCs - and keep those businesses in Good Standing - for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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