Title 14, Chapter 2, Section 128
(a) Any person may apply to the Secretary of State to furnish a
certificate of existence for a domestic corporation or a certificate
of authorization for a foreign corporation.
(b) A certificate of existence or authorization sets forth:
(1) The domestic corporation's corporate name or the foreign
corporation's corporate name used in this state;
(2) That the domestic corporation is duly incorporated under the
law of this state and the date of its incorporation, or that the
foreign corporation is authorized to transact business in this
(3) That its most recent annual registration required by Code Section 14-2-1622 has been delivered to the Secretary of State; and
(4) That articles of dissolution have not been filed.
(c) Subject to any qualification stated in the certificate, a
certificate of existence or authorization issued by the Secretary of
State may be relied upon as prima-facie evidence that the domestic
or foreign corporation is in existence or is authorized to transact
business in this state.