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Alabama Certified Copy Of Articles Of Organization Or Incorporation

How To Order A Certified Copy Of Articles Of Organization Or A Certified Copy Of Articles Of Incorporation From Alabama Secretary Of State

A certified copy of your Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation can be ordered by email, fax, mail, phone or in person, but we recommend calling. Normal processing takes up to 5 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $1.50 per page and $5 for certification (less for non-profit). Expedited service is available for $100 more (less for non-profit) and should take less than 2 days, plus additional time for mailing.

You can order a Certified Copy…

By Phone:
Call (334)242-5324 and request your certified copy. Have your credit card information handy. You will probably be transferred to Elaine, since she normally handles these types of requests. She is very friendly and can give you an idea of how quickly your request will be processed. Requests by phone will be expedited only if paying the additional fee and providing a Fed Ex account number.

By Email:
Email in your request to anyone in the Corporations Department and provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number or email for any questions, as well as your credit card information. However, they will return the certificate by regular mail unless you provide your Fed Ex account number. Requests by email will be expedited only if paying the additional fee and providing a Fed Ex account number.

By Mail:
Provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope, the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number or email for any questions on your cover letter. Requests by mail will be expedited only if paying the additional fee and providing a Fed Ex account number.

By Fax:
Provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number or email for any questions, as well as your credit card information on your fax coversheet. However, they will only return the certificate by regular mail unless you provide your Fed Ex account number. Requests by fax will be expedited only if paying the additional fee and providing a Fed Ex account number.

In Person:
Requested documents can usually be provided the same day. Requests in person will be expedited only if paying the additional fee and providing a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or Fed Ex account number.

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

  • $1.50 per page, plus $5 for certification for normal processing (for profit).
  • $1.50 per page, plus $1.50 for certification for normal processing (for non-profit).
  • $1.50 per page, plus $105 for certification for expedited processing (for profit).
  • $1.50 per page, plus $11.50 for certification for expedited processing (for non-profit).

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $100 (for profit) or $10 (for non-profit) is required, in addition to the normal processing fees.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. 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 Alabama Secretary of State?

Counter Service:
usually the same day (in person only)

Expedited processing:
1-2 business days, plus additional time for mailing

Normal processing:
4-5 business days, 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 Alabama Secretary of State?

They will fax it back to you only if you pay the expedite fee and request that they do so. Otherwise, it will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request differently and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or Fed Ex account number. Return service by email is not available.
Contact Info:
Alabama Secretary of State Corporations Division 11 S. Union St. Suite 207 PO Box 5616 Montgomery, AL 36103-5616 (334)242-5324 phone (334)353-9630 Elaine’s direct line (334)240-3138 fax

 

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