Montana Secretary of State

Montana Secretary of State’s Office warns of misleading mailings addressed to newly registered businesses

The Montana Secretary of State’s Office is alerting Montana businesses about a misleading mailing regarding a 2021 Certificate of Existence.
Misleading Mailing

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Secretary of State’s Office is alerting Montana businesses about a misleading mailing regarding a 2021 Certificate of Existence. The mailing being sent to businesses is titled “2021 Certificate of Existence Request Form” and includes the business’s name, address and date of registration.

The mailing, which can be viewed by clicking here, is not associated with the Montana Secretary of State’s Office.

While not required, a business may request a certificate of existence from the Secretary of State’s Office to document that they are properly registered to do business in Montana. The mailing offers a certificate of existence for $77.50. It is not necessary to go through a third party to obtain a certificate. Businesses can go directly to the Secretary of State Office’s website at biz.sosmt.gov to obtain a certificate of existence for $5.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the mailing, please email [email protected].

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