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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A MICHIGAN GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Michigan Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Michigan Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Michigan Good Standing Certificate?

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

MICHIGAN GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

Priority certificate IN HAND next business day

MI Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $78.00 - (next business day)*
  •    Regular - $50.00 - (2 business days)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $78.00 - (next business day)*
  •    Regular - $50.00 - (2 business days)

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 Michigan Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Michigan Good Standing Certificate to register your MI Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Michigan Certificate of Good Standing for a MI Attorney?

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

If you are a Michigan 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 Michigan.

Need a Michigan Good Standing Certificate for MI Tax Compliance?

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

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

MICHIGAN STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

MICHIGAN BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Michigan Secretary of State
  • P.O. Box 30004
  • Lansing, MI 48918
  • Tel:  888-767-6424

Michigan Department of Treasury

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs