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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A GEORGIA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Georgia Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Georgia Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Georgia Good Standing Certificate?

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

GEORGIA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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GA Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $74.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $48.00 - (same day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $74.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $48.00 - (same 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 Georgia Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Georgia Good Standing Certificate to register your GA Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Georgia Certificate of Good Standing for a GA Attorney?

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

If you are a Georgia 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 Georgia.

Need a Georgia Good Standing Certificate for GA Tax Compliance?

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

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

GEORGIA STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

GEORGIA BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Georgia Secretary of State
  • 214 State Capitol
  • Atlanta, GA 30334
  • Tel:  404-656-2881

Georgia Department of Revenue
  • 1800 Century Boulevard, NE
  • Atlanta, GA 30345
  • Tel:  877-423-6711
  • Website:
  •   dor.georgia.gov

Georgia Department of Labor
  • 148 Andrew Young Intnatl Blvd
  • Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Tel:  404-232-3001
  • Website:
  •   dol.georgia.gov