Get a Certificate of Good Standing

A Certificate of Good Standing, also sometimes called a “Certificate of Existence” or "Certificate of Authorization," is a state-issued document that shows you have met the requirements needed to do business in that state.

Secure your certificate of good standing for $75 plus state fee

Benefits of a Good Standing Certificate

Proves Good Standing with the State

Show you have met all requirements including paying state fees & filing your annual report.

Ensure You Can Do Business in the State

Often required to update the business permits & licenses needed to conduct business in your state.

Secure Financing and Easily Exit

A Certificate of Good Standing is often required as evidence to secure financing or sell your business.

What is a Certificate of Good Standing and why do I need one?

A good standing certificate — also called a “Certificate of Existence” or a “Certificate of Authorization” — is a snapshot of your compliance with the state.

This state-issued document proves that your LLC or Corporation has met all the necessary requirements and is authorized to do business in that state. Those requirements include paying state fees, filing your annual report and paying business or franchise taxes.

You will most likely need a Certificate of Good Standing a few times throughout the life of the business in order to meet state requirements, renew business licenses or permits, secure financing, and eventually exit or sell your business.