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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A CONNECTICUT GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Connecticut Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Connecticut Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Connecticut Good Standing Certificate?

I SECRETARY OF STATE NAME, Secretary of State of the State of Connecticut, do hereby certify that COMPANY NAME is a Connecticut Corporation registered to transact business in Connecticut 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 Connecticut a Good Standing Certificate is called a Certificate of Legal Existence. This sometimes causes confusion when the requesting party, commonly the Secretary of State in another state besides Connecticut, requests a "Good Standing Certificate". In these cases a Connecticut Certificate of Legal Existence will fulfill the requirements for a Connecticut Good Standing Certificate.

CONNECTICUT GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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CT Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $114.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $78.00 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $114.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $78.00 - (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 Connecticut Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Connecticut Good Standing Certificate to register your CT Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Connecticut Certificate of Good Standing for a CT Attorney?

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

If you are a Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

Need a Connecticut Good Standing Certificate for CT Tax Compliance?

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

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

CONNECTICUT STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

CONNECTICUT BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Connecticut Secretary of State
  • 30 Trinity Street
  • Hartford, CT 06115-0470
  • Tel:  860-509-6200

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services

Connecticut Department of Labor