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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A NEW YORK GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a New York Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a New York Good Standing Certificate

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

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

NEW YORK GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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NY Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $184.00 - (3-5 business days)
  •    Regular - $115.00 - (15 business days)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $184.00 - (3-5 business days)
  •    Regular - $115.00 - (15 business days)

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 New York Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a New York Good Standing Certificate to register your NY Company in another state?

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

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

Need a New York Certificate of Good Standing for a NY Attorney?

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

If you are a New York 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 York.

Need a New York Good Standing Certificate for NY Tax Compliance?

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

A New York Tax Status Compliance Certificate is issued by the New York Department of Taxation and Finance and is sometimes called a Tax Clearance Certificate, an Entity Status Letter, a Certificate of Account Status or a Tax Good Standing Certificate.

NEW YORK STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

NEW YORK BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

New York Secretary of State
  • One Commerce Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12231-0001
  • Tel:  518-473-2492

New York Department of Taxation and Finance