Ownership Certificates

Once your corporation or LLC is officially recognized by the state, you’ll need to distribute official ownership certificates to your original shareholders or members, plus any newcomers down the road.

Customized Proof of Ownership

One of your first steps as a newly incorporated business is to hold an organizational meeting to issue shares of stock (or membership interests for an LLC) as proof of ownership. You’ll also want to keep extra certificates on hand to ensure this formality is properly observed and recorded as you grow.

How CT Helps You Get It Done

  • Saving you time and confusion by ensuring the accuracy of your company name, state, and unit number per certificate
  • Helping you maintain a consistent and professional look with certificates printed on full-size, 8.5x11-in. high-quality paper
  • Promptly delivering your order as soon as it’s ready

Ownership Certificate FAQs

I ordered a Corporate Seal and Compliance Kit. Do I need to order ownership certificates?

CT's Corporate Seal and Compliance Kit includes 10 ownership certificates, so if you have more than 10 ownership interests, you’ll need more. Keep in mind that, as ownership interests change hands or new owners come on board, you must issue new certificates—so you may want to order a few extras.

I’m not selling or offering shares to the public. Do I still need ownership certificates?

Yes, every corporation must properly document its ownership interests—even if there’s only one shareholder. LLCs and other types of businesses do not have to follow state law requirements as strictly, but it’s still a best practice to provide proof of ownership through membership certificates.

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