Certificate of Good Standing

Provide proof that your company is in good standing with the state.

Order a Certificate of Good Standing

$39 + state fees

As stand-alone, or is included in our Foreign Qualification Service.

Authorized to do business

A Certificate of Good Standing, sometimes called a Certificate of Existence or Certificate of Authorization, is a state-issued document used to demonstrate that a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) exists or is authorized to do business in the state and has complied with all state-required formalities.

Why it’s important

A Certificate of Good Standing is typically required when a company wishes to register to transact business in another state (a process called foreign qualification) and may also be required before a company can enter certain contracts or relationships. The Certificate of Good Standing sets forth:

  • Your company’s name
  • That your company is incorporated and authorized to do business in that state
  • That all fees, taxes and/or any applicable penalties owed the state have been paid
  • That the company’s most recent annual report has been filed
  • That Articles of Dissolution have not been filed

Key Benefits

A Certificate of Good Standing is typically required when you want to register your corporation or LLC to transact business in another state. BizFilings obtains a Certificate of Good Standing for you as part of our Foreign Qualification Service.

Foreign Qualification Service

Keep in Mind

If your company is not in good standing with the state when a Certificate of Good Standing is requested, the state will often return a document stating that your company is in existence but is in “bad standing,” which can have a negative impact on your business.

Business Compliance Requirements & Consequences

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