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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A COLORADO GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Colorado Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Colorado Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Colorado Good Standing Certificate?

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

COLORADO GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $64.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $38.00 - (next business day)

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  •    Priority - $64.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $38.00 - (next business day)

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  •    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 Colorado Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Colorado Good Standing Certificate to register your CO Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Colorado Certificate of Good Standing for a CO Attorney?

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

If you are a Colorado 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 Colorado.

Need a Colorado Good Standing Certificate for CO Tax Compliance?

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

In Colorado a Tax Status Compliance Certificate is called a Tax Status Letter. A Colorado Tax Status Letter is issued by the Colorado 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.

COLORADO STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

COLORADO BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Colorado Secretary of State
  • 1700 Broadway
  • Denver, CO 80290
  • Tel:  303-894-2200

Colorado Department of Revenue

Colorado Colorado Department of Labor & Employment