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.

Authorization document in a matter of hours

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. Our Rush service for Certificates of Good Standing provides you with the certificate same day when ordered by 2pm Central Time.

Available in the following states:

States Offering Rush Certificate of Good Standing
Alabama Georgia Maryland Ohio
Alaska Hawaii Minnesota Pennsylvania
Arizona Idaho Montana Utah
Arkansas Illinois Mississippi West Virginia
Colorado Indiana Missouri Wisconsin
Connecticut Kansas New Jersey Wyoming
D.C. Kentucky New York
Delaware Louisiana North Carolina
Florida Maine Nevada

How it Works

You provide some simple information, and we do the rest. BizFilings will:

  • Obtain an official Certificate of Good Standing same day if placed prior to 2pm CST.
  • Email the original, state-issued Certificate to you upon receipt.
  • Make a copy of the Certificate available in your online account for access 24/7.

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 Rush Certificate of Good Standing is typically required when you need same day service from the state in order to register your corporation or LLC to transact business in another state. BizFilings can also obtain 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 Rush 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.

Compliance Requirements & Consequences

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