Certificates of Legal Existence (Good Standing)


A certificate of Legal Existence (called a Certificate of Good Standing in some states) verifies that a business entity is registered with our office and is up-to-date with the filing obligations of the Secretary of the State. Please choose from one of the following three options:



Obtain a Certificate of Legal Existence Online

Not available for Religious and Specially-Chartered Entities.


Verify a Certificate of Legal Existence You Already Have

Certificates are good for 90 days.


Submit a request for our office to issue a Certificate of Legal Existence

Please complete this form and mail or fax it to our office. It may take us up to five business days to process this request.