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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A ARIZONA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of an Arizona Certificate of Good Standing

Example of an Arizona Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on an Arizona Good Standing Certificate?

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

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How much does it cost for an Arizona Certificate of Good Standing?

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Need an Arizona Good Standing Certificate to register your AZ Company in another state?

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

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

Need an Arizona Certificate of Good Standing for an AZ Attorney?

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

If you are an Arizona 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 Arizona.

Need an Arizona Good Standing Certificate for AZ Tax Compliance?

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

An Arizona Tax Status Compliance Certificate is issued by the Arizona 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.

ARIZONA STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

ARIZONA BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Arizona Secretary of State
  • Capitol Executive Tower, 7th Floor
  • Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888
  • Tel:  602-542-4285

Arizona Department of Revenue

Arizona Industrial Commission
  • 800 W Washington St,
  • Phoenix, AZ 85007
  • Tel:  602-542-4411
  • Website:
  •   www.azica.gov