A Certified Copy is a copy of a primary document which includes an endorsement or certificate that states it is a true copy of the primary document. A Certified Copy is normally a photocopy.
PCF can order plain or Certified Copies of any Corporate Document that has been filed with the Secretary of State, or another state agency, anywhere in the US.
In addition, when you form a new company with PCF, you will automatically get a free Certified Copy of your Articles of Incorporation as part of your Formation Documents.
A Certified Copy bears the signature of a representative of the issuing agency. In the case of Corporate Documents this is usually the Secretary of State.
When the Secretary of State issues a Certified Copy of a Corporate Document, this means that the Certified Copy is a true, accurate and valid copy of the Corporate Document that the Secretary of State has on file.