1. Anyone 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.
2. A certificate of existence or authorization must set forth all of the following:
a. The domestic corporation's corporate name or the foreign corporation's corporate name used in this state.
b. That one of the following apply:
(1) If it is a domestic corporation, that it is duly incorporated under the law of this state, the date of its incorporation, and the period of its duration if less than perpetual.
(2) If it is a foreign corporation, that it is authorized to transact business in this state.
c. That all fees required by this chapter have been paid.
d. That its most recent annual report required by section 490.1622 has been filed by the secretary of state.
e. If it is a domestic corporation, that articles of dissolution have not been filed.
f. Other facts of record in the office of the secretary of state that may be requested by the applicant.
3. 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 conclusive evidence that the domestic or foreign corporation is in existence or is authorized to transact business in this state.
89 Acts, ch 288, §11; 90 Acts, ch 1205, §19
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