What is an Indiana Good Standing Certificate and why do I need one?

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A INDIANA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of an Indiana Certificate of Good Standing

Example of an Indiana Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on an Indiana Good Standing Certificate?

I SECRETARY OF STATE NAME, Secretary of State of the State of Indiana, do hereby certify that COMPANY NAME is an Indiana Corporation registered to transact business in Indiana 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 Indiana 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 Indiana, requests a "Good Standing Certificate". In these cases an Indiana Certificate of Existence will fulfill the requirements for an Indiana Good Standing Certificate.

INDIANA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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IN Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $91.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $65.00 - (same day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $91.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $65.00 - (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 an Indiana Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need an Indiana Good Standing Certificate to register your IN Company in another state?

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

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

Need an Indiana Certificate of Good Standing for an IN Attorney?

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

If you are an Indiana 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 Indiana.

Need an Indiana Good Standing Certificate for IN Tax Compliance?

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

In Indiana a Tax Status Compliance Certificate is called a Tax Clearance Certificate. An Indiana Tax Clearance Certificate is issued by the Indiana 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.

INDIANA STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

INDIANA BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Indiana Secretary of State
  • 200 W. Washington St.
  • Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Tel:  317-232-6531

Indiana Department of Revenue
  • 100 N. Senate IGCN
  • Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Tel:  317-232-0129
  • Website:
  •   www.in.gov/dor/

Indiana Department of Labor
  • 402 West Washington Street
  • Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Tel:  317-232-2655
  • Website:
  •   www.in.gov/dol