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

A Mississippi Good Standing Certificate is a one-page document issued by the Mississippi Secretary of State which includes information which indicates whether or not a business is allowed to legally conduct business in the state of Mississippi.

A MS Good Standing Certificate is often required for loans, to renew business licenses, or for tax or other business purposes in the state of Mississippi or in any other state. One of the most common reasons that ypu might need a MS Good Standing Certificate is to apply to do business in a state other than Mississippi.

See our  Mississippi Good Standing Information  page if you would like more specific information.

OTHER NAMES FOR A MISSISSIPPI GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

  • MS Certificate of Existence
  • MS Certificate of Authority
  • MS Certificate of Status
  • MS Certificate of Subsistence
  • MS Certificate of Qualification
  • MS Certificate of Compliance
  • MS Certificate of Standing
  • MS Certificate of Authorization
  • MS Certificate of Fact
  • MS Letter of Good Standing
  • MS Letter of Status

Example of a Mississippi Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Mississippi Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Mississippi Good Standing Certificate?

I SECRETARY OF STATE NAME, Secretary of State of the State of Mississippi, do hereby certify that COMPANY NAME is a Mississippi Corporation registered to transact business in Mississippi on FORMATION DATE. I further certify that all fees and documents required by the Secretary of State's office have been received and is in good standing as far as this office is concerned.

MISSISSIPPI GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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MS Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $91.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $63.00 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $91.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $63.00 - (next business day)

Delivery Options


  •    USPS First Class - free
  •    USPS Priority Mail - $10.00
  •    USPS Express Mail - $25.00

  •    Scanned email copy - $10
    (Included with Priority order)
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How much does it cost for a Mississippi Certificate of Good Standing?

Total cost for a Mississippi Good Standing Certificate depends on the type of company and how fast you need the Certificate. Choose your options on our Mississippi Good Standing Certificate Cost Calculator to determine exactly how much your Certificate will cost. With our Mississippi Good Standing Certificate services there are no hidden charges, surprise fees or any sign-ups required to get your Certificate.
*next and same day service for orders received before 1 PM Mississippi time (excludes weekends and holidays). Priority price includes scanned and emailed copy of Mississippi Good Standing Certificate and regular USPS delivery.

Need a Mississippi Good Standing Certificate to register your MS Company in another state?

A Corporation, LLC, LP or LLP that is registered in the state of Mississippi may require a Mississippi Good Standing Certificate to qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" in a state other than Mississippi.

A Foreign Corporation is a Corporation that is registered with a state agency, usually the Secretary of State, in one state and has the Authority to do business in another state. For example, a Corporation registered in the state of California that plans to do business in the state of Mississippi is a "Domestic Corporation" in California and a "Foreign Corporation" in the state of Mississippi.

Need a Mississippi Certificate of Good Standing for a MS Attorney?

If you are a Mississippi Attorney or if you need to find out if a Mississippi Attorney is in Good Standing with the highest court in the state of Mississippi, then you will need a Good Standing Certificate from the Mississippi Supreme Court.

If you are a Mississippi Attorney who plans to practice in the US District Court system then you may need a Good Standing Certificate from the U.S. District Court for District of Mississippi.

Need a Mississippi Good Standing Certificate for MS Tax Compliance?

If you need to verify that all outstanding tax liabilities for a Mississippi Corporation or Mississippi LLC have been paid then you need a Mississippi Tax Status Compliance Certificate.

A Mississippi Tax Status Compliance Certificate is issued by the Mississippi Department of Revenue and is sometimes called a Tax Clearance Certificate, an Entity Status Letter, a Certificate of Account Status or a Tax Good Standing Certificate.

MISSISSIPPI STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

MISSISSIPPI BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Mississippi Secretary of State
  • 401 Mississippi Street
  • Jackson, MS 39201
  • Tel:  601-359-1350

Mississippi Department of Revenue