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Minnesota 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 Minnesota

A certified copy of your Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation can be ordered by mail, in person, or online, but we recommend online. Normal processing takes up to 4 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs up to $11. Expedited service is available for up to $10 more and should take less than 1 day, plus additional time for mailing.

You can order a Certified Copy…

By Mail:
Requests by mail cannot be expedited. You will want to provide the order form, payment, return address information, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to search and request a certificate. Your order will be processed within one business day and returned by mail. You can provide a Fed Ex or UPS account number in the special instructions section for faster return service. You will want to have your credit card handy.

In Person:
Requested documents will be provided while you wait at no additional charge. Documents can usually be provided within 1 hour. Since they close at 4:00 pm, they recommend that you arrive prior to 3:00 pm. You will want to have your payment handy.

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

The certified copy fees for a Minnesota Corporation are as follows:

$18 online processing (original filing only).
$21 online processing (original filing plus all amendments).
$8 for normal processing (original filing only).
$11 for normal processing (original filing plus all amendments).

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $10 is required, in addition to the regular fee. However, expedited processing is available online only.

Payment options?

Check or Money Order.
E-Check, Visa or MasterCard (online only).
Make check or money order payable to: Minnesota 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 Minnesota Secretary of State?

Online express processing: within 1 business day.
In Person Service: while you wait, usually within 1 hour.
Normal processing: 2-4 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 state of Minnesota?

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 not available.

Order Online:




Contact Info:

Minnesota Secretary of State
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651)296-2803 or (877)551-6767 phone
(651)297-7067 fax
Email:  business.services@state.mn.us

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