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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A FLORIDA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Florida Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Florida Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Florida Good Standing Certificate?

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

FLORIDA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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FL Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $74.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $38.00 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $73.00 - (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
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How much does it cost for a Florida Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Florida Good Standing Certificate to register your FL Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Florida Certificate of Good Standing for a FL Attorney?

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

If you are a Florida 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 Florida.

Need a Florida Good Standing Certificate for FL Tax Compliance?

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

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

FLORIDA STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

FLORIDA BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Florida Secretary of State

Florida Department of Revenue

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