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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A MINNESOTA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Minnesota Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Minnesota Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Minnesota Good Standing Certificate?

I SECRETARY OF STATE NAME, Secretary of State of the State of Minnesota, do hereby certify that COMPANY NAME is a Minnesota Corporation registered to transact business in Minnesota 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 Minnesota a Good Standing Certificate is called a Certificate of Good Standing. This sometimes causes confusion when the requesting party, commonly the Secretary of State in another state besides Minnesota, requests a "Good Standing Certificate". In these cases a Minnesota Certificate of Good Standing will fulfill the requirements for a Minnesota Good Standing Certificate.

MINNESOTA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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MN Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $85.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $53.00 - (1 business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $85.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $53.00 - (1 business day)

Delivery Options


  •    USPS First Class - free
  •    USPS Priority Mail - $10.00
  •    USPS Express Mail - $25.00

  •    Scanned email copy - $10
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How much does it cost for a Minnesota Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Minnesota Good Standing Certificate to register your MN Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Minnesota Certificate of Good Standing for a MN Attorney?

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

If you are a Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

Need a Minnesota Good Standing Certificate for MN Tax Compliance?

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

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

MINNESOTA STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

MINNESOTA BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Minnesota Secretary of State

Minnesota Department of Revenue