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

A certified copy of your Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation can be ordered by fax, mail, email, phone, in person, or online, but we recommend online. Normal processing takes up to 2 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $15, plus $1 per page. Expedited service is available for $10 more and should take less than 1 day, 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 authenticate, view and print the certificate yourself right away. You will want to have your credit card handy. Your request will be processed and emailed to you usually within 1-2 hours in pdf format.

By Mail:

Requests by mail will be expedited only if paying the additional fee and specifically requesting it. You will want to provide the Texas corporation name, payment, return address information, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

By Fax:

You will want to provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet. You can request they fax the certificate back to you, however, there is an additional charge of $10 for expedited service plus $2 per page for return fax service. They will bill you for the required fees.

By Email:

You will want to provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions in your email. You can request they fax the certificate back to you, however, there is an additional charge of $10 for expedited service plus $2 per page for return fax service. They will bill you for the required fees.

By Phone:

Called in requests are accepted and they can give you a specific timeframe for processing. You will want to have the business name and credit card handy when making your call.

In Person:

An additional $10 fee is required for counter service and is considered expedited processing. Requested documents can usually be provided within 2-3 hours. You will want to have your payment handy.

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

$15 plus $1 per page, for online processing.
$15 plus $1 per page, for normal processing.
$25 plus $1 per page, for expedited and counter service processing.
$2 per page for return fax service.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $10 is required, in addition to the regular fees. Any documents filed prior to August 2001 will require additional processing time.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover (additional credit card fees may apply). Make check or money order payable to: Texas 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 Texas Secretary of State?

Online processing: 1-2 business hours.
Normal processing: 1-2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Expedited processing: same business day, plus additional time for mailing.
Expedited Counter Service: within 2-3 hours (in person only).

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 Texas 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. There is an additional charge of $2 per page for return fax service. Return service by email is not available.

Order Online:

Texas Secretary of State

Texas Secretary of StateContact Info:

Corporations Section
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711

or

1019 Brazos, B-13 (Room 105)
Austin, TX 78701
(512)463-5578 phone
(512)463-2512 fax
Email:  corpcert@sos.state.tx.us