Business FAQs

Contents
Attachments
Beginning a business
Business survey information
Certificate of Good Standing
Certifications
Delayed effective date
Dissolution and reinstatement
Electronic filing
Email notification
Entity names
Filing documents and finding information
Foreign (outside of Colorado) business entities
Glossary
Missing, illegible, or incorrectly indexed records
Noncompliance and delinquency
Periodic reports
Personal identifying information
Professional service companies
Public benefit corporations
Registered agent
Secure business filing
Tax information
Trademarks
Trade names

 

Online certifications

Q1. What does the online certified document look like?

A1. A certified copy of a single document includes a certificate naming the document with a full copy of the document and a page count; blank pages are included in the page count. The certificate will contain a certification date and a confirmation number that can be verified. The certificate should be stapled to the front of the document.

For a certified copy of all documents filed, the system will generate a certificate of documents filed with full copies of all documents and a page count; blank pages are included in the page count along with any pages indicating that images are not available at this time. The certificate will contain a certification date and a confirmation number that can be verified. The certificate should be stapled to the front of the documents.

If the certificate is altered or the page count is inaccurate, the certificate is void.

 

Q2. How do I verify a certificate?

A2. The certificate will have a confirmation number that can be verified by selecting the “Validate a certificate” link under the Services heading on the Business home page.

If the certificate is altered or the page count is inaccurate, the certificate is void.

 

Q3. What if the filing history in my record is missing or inaccurate?

A3. Refer to the missing, illegible, or incorrectly indexed records FAQ.

 

Q4. What’s the difference between a Certificate and an Authentication?

A4. A certificate or certified copy from our office is verifying the authenticity of the record or document. Further authentication is redundant.

 

Q5. Why does the Certified Copies page show more documents than the History and Documents page?

A5. The History and Documents page may not include all trade name and trademark filings.

 

Q6. Can I get a Certificate of Fact of Name Change?

A6. A certified copy of the document changing the name from the entity history is available.

 

Q7. Why are my trademarks and/or trade names out of order or missing?

A7. For some records, trademarks and trade names will appear at the end of the Certified Copy of all Documents.

 

Q8. Why does my trade name have a date of May 30, 2006, when that is not the original date of the filing?

A8. May 30, 2006, reflects the date the records became a filing in our office by statute. The earlier filed date with the Department of Revenue cannot be certified by this office.

 

Q9. Does a certificate have to be printed in color?

A9. An electronically-issued certificate is provided in color and can be printed in black and white or color. Some recipients may prefer or require color.

 

Q10. Why do some certificates for individual documents state “Filed Document with document number,” instead of the document’s title?

A10. Due to the variable historic naming conventions, some documents are more accurately identified by their document numbers.

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