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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A NEW JERSEY GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a New Jersey Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a New Jersey Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a New Jersey Good Standing Certificate?

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

NEW JERSEY GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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NJ Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $114.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $65.00 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $141.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $92.00 - (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 New Jersey Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a New Jersey Good Standing Certificate to register your NJ Company in another state?

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

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

Need a New Jersey Certificate of Good Standing for a NJ Attorney?

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

If you are a New Jersey 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 New Jersey.

Need a New Jersey Good Standing Certificate for NJ Tax Compliance?

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

In New Jersey a Tax Status Compliance Certificate is called a Business Entity Status Report. A New Jersey Business Entity Status Report is issued by the New Jersey Division 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.

NEW JERSEY STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

NEW JERSEY BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

New Jersey Secretary of State

New Jersey Division of Revenue