An ownership certificate is issued by notaries to the owners of a business entity as a way to formally document their company ownership. They help to prevent money laundering activities and are important in identifying owners with a significant percentage stock holding or shares in a company. Below there are some of the most common ownership certificates:

  • Stock certificates.

These ones are issued to a corporation shareholder to designate their ownership.

  • Membership certificates.

The Membership certificates are given to LLC’s members to designate their interest in the LLC.

  • Partnership certificates.

These ones are issued to partners in a limited partnership (LP) or limited liability partnership (LLP) to formally document their partnership interest.