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Maine 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 Maine

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. Online processing is immediate and costs $8. Normal processing takes up to 7 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $5, plus $2 per page. Expedited service is available for $50-$100 more and should take less than 1 day, plus additional time for mailing.

You can order a Certified Copy…

Online:
Go to their website under online services and follow the instructions provided on the interactive corporate services page to search and print a certified copy. A list of all filings for the Maine Corporation is provided. If the document is older it may not be available for online printing. If it is not available online, you can order directly from the website. You will be able to authenticate, view and print the document yourself immediately, if it is available. You will want to have your credit card handy.

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

By Fax:
Credit Card Payment Authorization form required. 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 email or fax the document back to you, however, be sure that an original document is not required.

By Email:
Credit Card Payment Authorization form required. 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 email or fax the document back to you, however, be sure that an original document is not required.

By Phone:
Called in requests are accepted and they can give you a more 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 possibly be provided the same day. However, it may take up to 7 business days, depending on the current workload. You will want to have your payment handy.

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

$8 per certified document for online processing.
$5 for certification, plus $2 per page, for normal processing.
$100 for expedited immediate processing.
$50 for 24 hour processing.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $100 is required for immediate processing, in addition to the regular $30 fee. A fee of $50 is required for 24 hour processing, in addition to the regular $30 fee.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa or MasterCard.
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 Maine Secretary of State?

Online processing: immediate.
Expedited immediate processing: same day, plus additional time for mailing.
Expedited 24 hour processing: 24 business hours, plus additional time for mailing.
Normal processing: 5-7 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 Maine 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 or email is also available upon request. However, be sure that an original document is not required.

Order certified copy of articles of organization or incorporation online:

https://icrs.informe.org/nei-sos-icrs/ICRS?MainPage=x

http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/corp/miscellaneous.html

Forms:

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Contact Info:

Maine Secretary of State
Bureau of Corporation, Elections and Commissions
101 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0101
(207)624-7736 phone
(207)287-5874 fax
Email:  sos.office@maine.gov

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