Corporate Certificates

You Can Order a Corporate Certificate and Pick It Up at the Worcester Registry of Deeds.

Here is How To Do It:

  1. Log into Secretary of State William Galvin’s Website
  2. Select the Certificate you would like
  3. In the Section labeled “SPECIAL FILING INSTRUCTIONS type the following: “I request my certificate be sent to the Worcester Registry of Deeds”
  4. Complete the form
  5. Corporate Certificates can be picked up at the Reception Desk at the Registry of Deeds.

Some Certificates Are Now Available Through E-mail.

Related links:  Receive certificates by e-mail
Search:  the Corporations database to locate or verify an entity’s ID Number

Type of Certificates available by Email

  • Domestic Profit Corporations – Good Standing, Legal Existence, Dissolution
  • Foreign Corporations – Good Standing, Registration, Revocation, Withdrawal
  • Non-Profit Corporations – Good Standing, Legal Existence, Dissolution
  • Domestic Limited Partnership – Legal Existence
  • Foreign Limited Partnership – Registration
  • Voluntary Associations & Trusts – Legal Existence, Fees Paid
  • Domestic LLC – Legal Existence
  • Foreign LLC – Registration
  • Domestic LLP – Legal Existence
  • Foreign LLP – Registration

It is not necessary to take special ordering action to receive certificates by e-mail. Simply order the certificate and if it is available via e-mail the E-Mail column on this Certificate Request Form will present a box. Check the box and you will receive the certificate via contact e-mail. If you do not check the box the certificate will be delivered through regular mail.

All e-mailed certificates will have affixed the Massachusetts State Seal with a unique certificate number as well as the state web site where the unique certificate number may be verified for authenticity.

If you experience difficulties with ordering certificates please call the Secretary’s Call Center for citizen and corporate information at 617-727-9640.

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