Document Image Inquiry Help
The Division of Corporations digitally stores documents as TIFF and PDF files.
Our imaging system contains:
- Fictitious name registrations, corporation UBRs, and annual report filings since January 1996.
- All other corporate database filings since November 1997.
- All general and limited liability partnership filings.
- All judgment lien filings.
- TIFF stands for Tagged Image File Format.
- TIFF is an industry standard for archiving image files.
- The format allows multiple layers of data to be stored within a single file.
- We specifically use TIFF because it allows us to collect every page in a document without creating multiple files.
- Your computer uses the “.tif” and “.tiff” extensions to handle opening a TIFF image.
- Most built-in photo viewing programs on Windows and Apple computers are capable of opening this file type. However, it is possible for other programs or plug-ins to override a computer’s default settings, preventing you from properly opening the TIFF.
- If you are having trouble viewing a TIFF image, consult your computer’s user guide or warranty provider.
- PDF stands for Portable Document Format.
- This file format allows you to view, navigate, print and forward an electronic image.
- PDF files are created and viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Looking for older documents?
- Prior to electronic imaging, documents filed with our office were microfilmed.
- These documents are only available by contacting the Division of Corporations.
- Submit all requests for copies of documents not available online in writing or in person.
- Make checks payable to the Department of State.
- Mail to the Division of Corporations.
For more information about obtaining document copies, call 850.245.6053.