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West Virginia 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 West Virginia Secretary of State

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 costs $10 plus $1 for the first page and $.50 cents for each additional page and will be returned to you by email within 24-48 business hours. Normal processing takes up to 6 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $10 plus $1 for the first page and $.50 cents for each additional page. Expedited service is not available.

You can order

Online:

Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to sign up and request a your certified copies. It may take from 24-48 business hours to process your request, plus additional time for mailing. You will be notified by email of the fees for your specific request. You can pay by credit card online once an invoice has been created.

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. They will email to you the amount of fees due for your order. You can pay by credit card online once an invoice has been created.

By Email:

You will want to provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions in your email request. They will email to you the amount of fees due for your order. You can pay by credit card online once an invoice has been created.

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 while you wait at no additional charge. You will want to have your payment handy.

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

The fees are the same no matter whether you have a WV corporation

$10 plus $1 for the first page and $.50 cents for each additional page for normal or online processing.

Is expedited processing available?

No. However, in person orders are processed while you wait at no additional charge.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Diner’s Club. 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 West Virginia Secretary of State?

Online processing: 24-48 business hours.

Normal processing: 3-6 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

Counter Service: while you wait. (Note: Archived documents may take up to 5-6 days for processing.)

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 West Virginia 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 not available.

Order Online:

West Virginia Secretary of State

Contact Info:

Business Division
West Virginia Secretary of State
Bldg. 1, Suite 157-K
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0770
phone: (304) 558-8000 or (866) 767-8683
fax: (304) 558-8381

email: business@wvsos.com