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Certificate of Good Standing

What is a certificate of good standing?

A good standing is a certificate issued by a secretary of state authenticating that all franchise taxes have been paid up to date and all required annual reports have been filed.

How do I get a certificate of good standing?

You can order a good standing on this page. Upon receipt of your order, we'll request the good standing document. If the company is NOT in good standing and you are the owner, we'll notify you and let you know what is required to bring the company into good standing with the state.

Do I need a certificate of good standing?

A good standing is requested for several reasons:

  • opening a bank account
  • getting a bank loan
  • foreign qualification with another state
  • bringing on an investor or partner

How long does it take to get a certificate of good standing?

Depending on the state, we can fulfill a good standing order in hours or at the most a day or two. Some states offer expedited services. Our order form will indicate any expedited services that are offered by a state.

How much does a certificate of good standing cost?

We charge a processing fee plus the state fee which varies from state to state.

Is a certificate of good standing the same as a certificate of existence?

Yes. The most popular term is "good standing". Some states call this document a "certificate of existence" or a "certificate of status".

How do I get a certificate of existence?

You can order a "certificate of existence" on this page. Upon receipt of your order, we'll request the document. If the company is NOT in good standing and you are the owner, we'll notify you and let you know what is required to bring the company into good standing with the state. Once your company is in good standing, we'll be able to retrieve the "certificate of existence".

How do I keep a LLC in good standing?

Pay any annual franchise taxes that are due before the due date and file any annual or biennial reports with the state where your LLC was formed.

What does DBI Global Filings do? How much do you charge for document retrieval services?

Your time is valuable. Use our document retrieval service to increase your productivity. Our trained Document Retrieval Specialists are experienced in navigating each state's Secretary of State website regarding document retrieval.

  • Receive and review your order
  • Verify your request
  • Place the order with the appropriate state agency
  • Pay government filing fees on your behalf
  • Follow-up with the state agency on your request
  • Forward your documents via email or express shipping

We charge a one-time processing fee plus state document retrieval fees. Each state has different fees. See our comprehensive order form for exact fees.

Thank you for your interest in retrieving a good standing certificate.


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Why order a LLC from DBI Global Filings, LLC?

  • Easy to order online, by phone or live chat
  • Transparent pricing -- our processing fee plus state fees -- no hidden fees
  • Experienced document retrieval staff
  • Same business day processing in most cases
  • Email and/or hard copy delivery
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  • In business since 1986
  • Lifetime customer support

Certificates of Good Standing Available for All 50 States


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