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Iowa 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 the State of Iowa

A certified copy of your Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation can be ordered by fax, mail, phone or in person but we recommend calling. Normal processing takes up to 2 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $5, plus $1 per page. Expedited service is not available.

You can order a Certified Copy…

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 and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet. They will call you to get your credit card information when processing.

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:
Requested documents can usually be provided within 2 days. You will want to have your payment handy.

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

The fees for certified copies for an Iowa Corporation are as follows: $5 plus $1 per page, for normal processing.
$1 per page return fax charge.

Is expedited processing available?

No. However, all orders are usually processed within 2 days, plus additional time for mailing.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard 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 Iowa Secretary of State?

Normal processing: 2 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 Iowa 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. An additional $1 per page fee is required for return faxing. Return service by email is not available.

Contact Info:

Iowa Secretary of State
Business Services
First Floor, Lucas Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515)281-5204 phone
(515)242-5953 fax
Email:  sos@sos.state.ia.us

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