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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A MISSOURI GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Missouri Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Missouri Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Missouri Good Standing Certificate?

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

MISSOURI GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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MO Company Options

CORPORATION

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

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $74.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $48.00 - (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 Missouri Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Missouri Good Standing Certificate to register your MO Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Missouri Certificate of Good Standing for a MO Attorney?

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

If you are a Missouri 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 Missouri.

Need a Missouri Good Standing Certificate for MO Tax Compliance?

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

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

MISSOURI STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

MISSOURI BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Missouri Secretary of State
  • 600 W Main St.
  • Jefferson City, MO 65101
  • Tel:  866-223-6535

Missouri Department of Revenue