HOW TO ORDER A CERTIFIED COPY OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OR A CERTIFIED COPY OF ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION FROM THE OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE

A certified copy of your Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation can be ordered by mail or in person, but we recommend mailing. Normal processing takes up to 2 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $5. Expedited service is not available.

You can order

By Mail:
You will want to provide the Order Form including the business name, payment, return address information, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

In Person:
Requested documents provided prior to 11:00 am can usually be provided by 4:00 pm the same day at no additional charge. You will want to have your payment handy.

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

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

$5 for normal processing.
$5 additional for orders exceeding 100 pages.

Is expedited processing available?

No.

Payment options?

Check or Money Order.
Make check or money order payable to: Ohio 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 Ohio Secretary of State?

Normal processing: 1-2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Counter service: if received prior to 11:00 am then usually provided by 4:00 pm the same day.

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 Ohio Secretary of State?

It will be mailed by regular mail only.

Forms:

Ohio Certified Copy Order Form

Contact Info:

Ohio Secretary of State
Business Services Division
PO Box 130
Columbus, OH 43216

or

180 E. Broad Street, Suite 102
Columbus, OH 43215
(614)466-3910 or (877)767-6446 phone
Email:  busserv@sos.state.oh.us