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Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island

A certified copy of your Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation can be ordered by fax, mail, email, phone or in person, but we recommend faxing. Normal processing takes up to 7 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $10, plus .15 cents per page. Expedited service is not available.

You can order a Certified Copy…

By Mail:
You will want to provide the business name, payment, return address information, 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. You will need to follow up your fax request with a check for payment. You can request that they let you know the exact amount due for your order prior to sending your check.

By Email:
You will want to provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions in your email request. You can email the person who handles these requests directly at

dantonelli@sos.ri.gov

You will need to follow up your email request with a check for payment. You can request that they let you know the exact amount due for your order prior to sending your check.

By Phone:
Called in requests are accepted and they can give you a specific timeframe and specific fees for processing. You will want to have the business name handy when making your call. You will need to provide a check or money order for payment either by mail or when you pick it up in person.

In Person:
Requested documents will take up to 2 business days for processing, plus additional time for mailing. You will want to have your payment handy

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

Fees for certified copies for a Rhode Island corporation are as follows:

$5 for certification, plus .15 cents per page, for normal processing (non-profits only).
$10 for certification, plus .15 cents per page, for normal processing (all other business entities).

Is expedited processing available?

No. Called in or in person orders are processed within 2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order.
Visa or MasterCard, online only.
Make check or money order payable to: Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Secretary of State?

Normal processing: 5-7 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Processing requested by phone: 2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Counter Service: 2 business days.

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 Rhode Island 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 airbill. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Contact Info:

Rhode Island Secretary of State
Business Services
148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615
(401)222-3040 phone
(401)222-1309 fax
Email:  corporations@sos.ri.gov

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