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Is My Business in Good Standing?

Certificates of Good Standing, also known as Certificates of Status, Certificate of Existence or Certificate of Facts, are often needed in the course of day-to-day business.

This document states that a Corporation or LLC is authorized to do business in the state and that its state requirements have been satisfied.

Business entities use certificates of good standing to prove they are incorporated / registered and authorized to do business in any given State. The good standing status means that an entity is current with the filing requirements of the secretary of state’s office, as well as being current with the entity’s corporate franchise taxes.

For instance, during the financing process, banks will often require a certificate of good standing from a business. Our online system allows users to request a certificate in minutes, and we will do the rest to obtain it for you.

A Certificate of Good Standing, signed by an state official is conclusive evidence that a corporation or LLC is in existence or authorized to transact business in the state, and that the company is in compliance with all state-required formalities.

How to Get Started

If you want to get your own Certificate of Good Standing, simply go to the Secretary of State website for your state and perform a business name search for the company in question, or use our free business name search to identify the availability of business names for forming an LLC or corporation. Each state will provide an option as to how to order the certificate of good standing.

Active Filings provides access to state forms and pro filing tips to get a certificate of good standing in all 50 States. Start your LLC or Corporation today!