Section 11-56-5

Certificate of incorporation - Execution, acknowledgment, filing, and recordation.

The certificate of incorporation shall be signed and acknowledged by the incorporators before an officer authorized by the laws of the state to take acknowledgments of deeds and shall have attached thereto a certified copy of the resolution provided for in Section 11-56-4 and a certificate by the Secretary of State that the name proposed for the corporation is not identical with that of any other corporation in the state or so nearly similar thereto as to lead to confusion and uncertainty.

The certificate of incorporation, together with the documents required by the preceding sentence to be attached thereto, shall be filed in the office of the judge of probate of any county in which any portion of the municipality is located, who shall forthwith receive and record the same.

When such certificate of incorporation and attached documents have been so filed, the corporation referred to therein shall come into existence and shall constitute a body corporate and politic and a political subdivision of the state under the name set forth in such certificate of incorporation, whereupon the corporation shall be vested with the rights and powers granted in this chapter.

(Acts 1955, No. 493, p. 1116, §5; Acts 1956, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 127, p. 182, §3.)