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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A MAINE GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Maine Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Maine Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Maine Good Standing Certificate?

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

MAINE GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $94.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $68.00 - (same day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $94.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $68.00 - (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 Maine Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Maine Good Standing Certificate to register your ME Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Maine Certificate of Good Standing for a ME Attorney?

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

If you are a Maine 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 Maine.

Need a Maine Good Standing Certificate for ME Tax Compliance?

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

A Maine Tax Status Compliance Certificate is issued by the Maine 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.

MAINE STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

MAINE BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Maine Secretary of State
  • 101 State House Station
  • Augusta, ME 04333-0101
  • Tel:  207-624-7736

Maine Department of Revenue

Maine Department of Labor
  • 54 State House Station
  • Augusta, ME 04333-0054
  • Tel:  207-623-7900
  • Website:
  •   www.maine.gov/labor