Secure this document to prove your business exists and remains in compliance with state requirements.

Certificate of Good Standing

$90 +state fees

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Certificate of Good Standing for a California domestic entity includes the following:

  • The date of filing articles of incorporation/date of organization
  • For an LLC - A statement that no cancellation has been filed, and that the limited liability company is authorized to exercise all its powers and privileges and is in good legal standing.
  • For a Corporation - That there is no record that the corporation has been dissolved or that corporation's existence has been terminated by merger and that, according to the records of Secretary of State, the corporation is authorized to exercise all its rights and privileges and is in good legal standing in California.

Certificate of Good Standing for a California foreign entity includes the following:

  • State of organization /Domestic state
  • Entity name
  • Date of registration
  • For an LLC - A statement that its registration has not been canceled; and a statement that it is entitled to transact business in California, subject to any licensing requirements
  • For a Corporation – That the corporation is authorized to transact business in California, and that corporation is in good legal standing in California
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Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc.

A Nevada Certificate of Good Standing for a domestic entity includes the following elements:

  • The date of filing articles of incorporation/date of organization
  • For an LLC - A statement that no cancellation has been filed, and that the limited liability company is authorized to exercise all its powers and privileges and is in good legal standing.
  • For a Corporation - That there is no record that the corporation has been dissolved or that corporation's existence has been terminated by merger and that, according to the records of Secretary of State, the corporation is authorized to exercise all its rights and privileges and is in good legal standing in Nevada.

A Nevada Certificate of Good Standing for a foreign entity includes the following elements:

  • State of organization /Domestic state
  • Entity name
  • Date of registration
  • For an LLC - A statement that its registration has not been canceled; and a statement that it is entitled to transact business in Nevada, subject to any licensing requirements
  • For a Corporation – That the corporation is authorized to transact business in Nevada, and that corporation is in good legal standing in Nevada
I strongly recommend CT as a reliable corporate compliance partner.
Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc.

FAQs

What is a Certificate of Good Standing?

A Certificate of Good Standing is a state-issued document that proves your business exists and has maintained compliance with all state requirements, such as filing annual reports and paying franchise taxes. Some states refer to this document as a “certificate of existence” or a “certificate of authorization”.

When do you need a Certificate of Good Standing?

You'll need a Certificate of Good Standing when your business expands to another state (otherwise known as a foreign qualification) or when you wish to obtain or renew certain types of financing, loans, or licenses, as in the case of a merger acquisition.

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