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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A DELAWARE GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Delaware Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Delaware Good Standing Certificate?

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

DELAWARE GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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  •    Priority - $132.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $98.00 - (next business day)

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  •    Priority - $132.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $98.00 - (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 Delaware Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Delaware Good Standing Certificate to register your DE Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing for a DE Attorney?

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

If you are a Delaware 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 Delaware.

Need a Delaware Good Standing Certificate for DE Tax Compliance?

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

In Delaware a Tax Status Compliance Certificate is called a Certificate of Tax Clearance. A Delaware Certificate of Tax Clearance is issued by the Delaware Division 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.

DELAWARE STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

DELAWARE BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Delaware Secretary of State
  • 401 Federal St., Suite 3
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Tel:  302-739-3073

Delaware Division of Revenue