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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A MONTANA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Montana Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Montana Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Montana Good Standing Certificate?

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

MONTANA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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  •    Priority - $79.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $43.00 - (next business day)

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  •    Priority - $79.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $43.00 - (next business day)

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  •    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 Montana Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Montana Good Standing Certificate to register your MT Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Montana Certificate of Good Standing for a MT Attorney?

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

If you are a Montana 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 Montana.

Need a Montana Good Standing Certificate for MT Tax Compliance?

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

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

MONTANA STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

MONTANA BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Montana Secretary of State

Montana Department of Revenue