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The Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina

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Document Request Online

In addition to allowing users to search entities on file with the Secretary of State, the Business Entities Online system allows users to obtain copies of corporate documents and certificates of existence. Users may order copies of specific documents or all documents on file for a particular entity. Certificates of Existence may be used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to opening a bank account or applying for a certificate of authority to do business in another state. The online system enables users to order a certificate of existence and other documents from home, the office, or on the go providing a quick and efficient means of obtaining documentation needed for time-sensitive matters.

For more general information on business filings, please visit the Business Entities page.


Pricing Structure
Document Requests (Per Document) Price Certificate Requests (Per Certificate) Price
First Page $3.00 Certificate of Existence or Authority $10.00
Each Additional Page $0.50 Certificate of No Record/Certificate Under Seal $20.00