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Copies and Certificates

The Clerk’s Office fulfills requests for certified and noncertified copies of business entity documents of record with the Commission. It also issues certificates of good standing, certificates of fact, and certificates to adjust property title records in circuit courts (because of a business entity name change, merger, conversion or domestication).

A certificate of good standing (corporation) or a certificate of fact of existence or registration (limited liability company) can be obtained online via SCC eFile.

To obtain a certificate or a copy of a document by mail, please forward a written request to the Clerk’s Office with a check payable to “State Corporation Commission” for the appropriate fees to:

Clerk’s Office, State Corporation Commission
PO Box 1197
Richmond VA 23218

To obtain the number of pages in a document so you can properly calculate the payment, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (804) 371-9733 or toll-free in Virginia at 1-866-722-2551.

Item Fee
Noncertified Copy of Documents $.50 per page
Certification of Documents $3.00 per document in addition to noncertified copy fee
Good Standing Certificates (Corporations only) $6.00 each
Certificates of Fact $6.00 each
Property Title Record Certificates $6.00 each