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

A Maryland Good Standing Certificate is a one-page document issued by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation which includes information which indicates whether or not a business is allowed to legally conduct business in the state of Maryland.

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A MARYLAND GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Maryland Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Maryland Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Maryland Good Standing Certificate?

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

MARYLAND GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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MD Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $104.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $78.00 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $106.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $78.00 - (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 Maryland Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Maryland Good Standing Certificate to register your MD Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Maryland Certificate of Good Standing for a MD Attorney?

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

If you are a Maryland 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 Maryland.

Need a Maryland Good Standing Certificate for MD Tax Compliance?

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

A Maryland Tax Status Compliance Certificate is issued by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation and is sometimes called a Tax Clearance Certificate, an Entity Status Letter, a Certificate of Account Status or a Tax Good Standing Certificate.

MARYLAND STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

MARYLAND BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Maryland Secretary of State

Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation