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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A KANSAS GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Kansas Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Kansas Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Kansas Good Standing Certificate?

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

KANSAS GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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KS Company Options

CORPORATION

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

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $69.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $43.00 - (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 Kansas Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Kansas Good Standing Certificate to register your KS Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Kansas Certificate of Good Standing for a KS Attorney?

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

If you are a Kansas 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 Kansas.

Need a Kansas Good Standing Certificate for KS Tax Compliance?

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

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

KANSAS STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

KANSAS BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Kansas Secretary of State
  • 534 S. Kansas Avenue
  • Topeka, KS 66603
  • Tel:  785-296-4564
  • Email:
  •   KSSOS@KS.gov

Kansas Department of Revenue