Certified or Plain Photocopies

Many legal proceedings and business transactions require the introduction or presentation of documents certified by the Secretary of the Commonwealth as true and correct copies of the record in this office. Certified copies of the records in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth may be introduced as prima facie evidence of the facts stated in the documents. This certification dispenses with the necessity of the custodian of said records to appear at the proceedings and present the documents for introduction into evidence. Any document on file with the Bureau may be certified by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Consult the fee schedule for applicable fees.

Effective April 15, 2024, all copies must be purchased online through our Business Filing Services system. The Bureau will no longer offer copy service at the front counter. If you have questions, you may reach the bureau by telephone by calling (717) 787-1057 option 3. The telephone lines are available from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.