What is an Alabama Good Standing Certificate and why do I need one?

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A ALABAMA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of an Alabama Certificate of Good Standing

Example of an Alabama Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on an Alabama Good Standing Certificate?

I SECRETARY OF STATE NAME, Secretary of State of the State of Alabama, do hereby certify that COMPANY NAME is an Alabama Corporation registered to transact business in Alabama 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.

PLEASE NOTE: In Alabama a Good Standing Certificate is called a Certificate of Existence. This sometimes causes confusion when the requesting party, commonly the Secretary of State in another state besides Alabama, requests a "Good Standing Certificate". In these cases an Alabama Certificate of Existence will fulfill the requirements for an Alabama Good Standing Certificate.

ALABAMA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

Priority certificate IN HAND in 2-3 hours

AL Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $92.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $66.00 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $92.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $66.00 - (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 an Alabama Certificate of Good Standing?

Total cost for an Alabama Good Standing Certificate depends on the type of company and how fast you need the Certificate. Choose your options on our Alabama Good Standing Certificate Cost Calculator to determine exactly how much your Certificate will cost. With our Alabama 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 Alabama time (excludes weekends and holidays). Priority price includes scanned and emailed copy of Alabama Good Standing Certificate and regular USPS delivery.

Need an Alabama Good Standing Certificate to register your AL Company in another state?

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

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 Alabama is a "Domestic Corporation" in California and a "Foreign Corporation" in the state of Alabama.

Need an Alabama Certificate of Good Standing for an AL Attorney?

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

If you are an Alabama 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 Alabama.

Need an Alabama Good Standing Certificate for AL Tax Compliance?

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

In Alabama a Tax Status Compliance Certificate is called a Certificate of Compliance. An Alabama Certificate of Compliance is issued by the Alabama 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.

ALABAMA STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

ALABAMA BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Alabama Secretary of State
  • State Capitol Building - Suite S-105
  • Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
  • Tel:  334-242-7200.

Alabama Department of Revenue

Alabama Department of Labor