How to order a certified copy of Articles of Organization or a certified copy of Articles of Incorporation from Georgia Secretary of State

A certified copy of your Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation can be ordered by mail, in person or online, but we recommend online. Online orders are immediate. Normal processing by mail takes up to 48 hours, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $10, for up to 50 pages. Expedited service is available for $50 more and is processed the same day received, plus additional time for mailing.

You can order

Online:

Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to sign up, search and print a certificate. You will be able to validate, view and print the certificate yourself immediately in pdf format.

By Mail:

Requests by mail will be expedited only if paying the additional fee. You will want to provide a check for the fee, the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

In Person:

Only check or money order accepted for in person orders. Most orders processed the same day. When placing your order, they will be able to give you a more accurate time frame.

How much does it cost to obtain a certified copy of Georgia Articles of Incorporation or Georgia Articles of Organization?

Fees for certified copies for your Georgia LLC are as follows

$10 up to 50 pages, for normal & online processing.
25 cents per page exceeding 50 pages.
$50 for expedited processing.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $50 is required, in addition to the regular $10 fee. A separate check is requested for expedite fees.

Payment options?

Check or Money Order by mail or in person.
Credit cards (Visa, MC, Discover, American Express) accepted online only.
Make check or money order payable to: Georgia Secretary of State.
Filing fees are non-refundable.

How long does it take to get a certified copy of articles of organization, or a certified copy of articles of incorporation from the Georgia Secretary of State?

Online processing:
Immediate

Expedited processing:
Same day, plus additional time for mailing

Normal processing:
No more than 48 business hours, plus additional time for mailing

How will the certified copy of the articles of incorporation or the certified copy of articles of organization come back after I order from the Georgia Secretary of State?

It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex account number. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Order Georgia Certified Copies of Articles of Incorporation or Organization Online

Contact Info:

Georgia Secretary of State
Corporations Division
2 MLK Jr. Dr. S.E.
Suite 315, West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334

(404)656-2817 phone
(404)657-2248 fax