What Is a Certificate of Good Standing?


A Certificate of Good Standing is a document issued by your state that proves your business is current and compliant regarding all required filings and payments. You might need one to take out a business loan, expand to another state, or to obtain licenses and permits.

To acquire a Certificate of Good Standing, your business has to be registered as a legal entity, up-to-date regarding all tax obligations, and must follow all of your state’s corporate laws.

How do I get a Certificate of Good Standing?


Certificates of Good Standing typically cost from $10 to $25, although there are a few states that charge $50 to acquire one. Our comprehensive LLC guides for all 50 states include detailed information on obtaining Certificates of Good Standing. To see how it’s done in your state, simply select it from the menu below to get started!

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