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Washington 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 Washington

A certified copy of your articles of organization or articles of incorporation can be ordered by fax, mail, in person, or online. You cannot order by phone. Normal processing takes 5-7 business days, plus additional mail time. The Washington Secretary of State will mail your certified copy to you. If you pay $50 more for expedited processing, your request will be completed within 2 business days (plus mail time).

You can order a Certified Copy…

Online:
You can now order certified copies on the Washington Secretary of State, Corporations Division website. Just follow the “order copies and certificates” link from the Corporations Division homepage. You will need to enter your Washington UBI number.

By Mail:
Written requests by mail will be considered normal processing. You will want to provide the Washington LLC or corporation name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

In Person:
An additional $20 fee is required for counter service and is considered expedited processing. Requested documents can usually be provided within 1 hour. The slowest response time will be between noon and 1:30 p.m.

By Fax:
An additional $20 fee is required for faxing and is considered expedited processing. Credit/Debit Payment Authorization form required. You will want to provide the Washington corporation or LLC name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet. Faxed orders will no longer be accepted after June 30, 2012.

How much does it cost to obtain a certified copy of Washington articles of incorporation or Washington Articles of Organization?

$20 for normal processing. $40 for expedited processing.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $50 is required, in addition to the regular $20 fee.

Payment options?

Check, money order, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Make check or money order payable to: Secretary of State.

How long does it take to get a certified copy of articles of organization from Washington state, or a certified copy of articles of incorporation from Washington state?

Expedited Counter Service: within 1 hour (in person only).

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

Normal processing: 4-5 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

Due to budget cuts, delays in processing may occur.

How will the certified copy of the articles of incorporation or the certified copy of articles of organization from Washington state come back after I order from the Washington Secretary of State?

It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or Fed Ex account number. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Contact Info:

Washington Secretary of State
Corporations Division
801 Capitol Way South
PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234
Phone: (360)725-0377
Fax: (360)664-8781 or (360)664-0055
Email: corps@secstate.wa.gov

Washington SOS Credit Card Payment Form

Washington SOS Corporations Division online documents requests

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