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

A certified copy of your Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation can be ordered by fax, mail, or in person, but we recommend faxing. Normal processing takes up to 3 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $15.00. Expedited service is available for up to $50.00 more and should take less than 24 hours, plus additional time for mailing.

You can order

By Mail:

You will want to provide the business name, payment, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

By Fax:

You will want to provide the business name, specific request, credit card information and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet. Additional fees apply for credit card processing.

In Person:

You can request non-expedited processing and leave your phone number for them to call you when the processing is completed. A $30.00 fee is optional for 24 hour processing. An additional $50.00 fee is optional for expedited counter service while you wait. You will want to be sure to arrive prior to 4:00 p.m. Have your payment handy.

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

Fees for certified copies for your Louisiana LLC are as follows:

$15.00 for normal processing.
$30.00 for 24 hour processing
$50.00 for expedited processing
$2.00 credit card processing fee
$1.00 additional fee per page for return fax ($10.00 maximum fee).

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $50.00 is required for expedited processing, in addition to the regular $20.00 fee. For 24 hour processing, a $30.00 fee is required, in addition to the regular $20.00 fee.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Make check or money order payable to: Secretary of State.

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

Expedited processing:     same day, plus additional time for mailing
Expedited 1 day processing:     24 business hours, plus additional time for mailing
Normal processing:      2-3 business days, plus extra 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 Louisiana 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 is available for $1.00 per page, maximum fee of $10.00. Return service by email is not available.

Contact Info:

Louisiana Secretary of State

8585 Archives Avenue

PO Box 94125

Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Phone: (225)925-4704

Fax: (225)925-4727

Email: commercial@sos.louisiana.gov