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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A NORTH DAKOTA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a North Dakota Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a North Dakota Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a North Dakota Good Standing Certificate?

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

NORTH DAKOTA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

Priority certificate IN HAND in 1-2 business days

ND Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $154.00 - (1-2 business days)
  •    Regular - $75.00 - (3-5 business days)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $154.00 - (1-2 business days)
  •    Regular - $75.00 - (3-5 business days)

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 North Dakota Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a North Dakota Good Standing Certificate to register your ND Company in another state?

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

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

Need a North Dakota Certificate of Good Standing for a ND Attorney?

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

If you are a North Dakota 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 North Dakota.

Need a North Dakota Good Standing Certificate for ND Tax Compliance?

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

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

NORTH DAKOTA STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

North Dakota Secretary of State
  • 600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 108
  • Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
  • Tel:  800-352-0867
  • Email:
  •   sos@nd.gov

North Dakota North Dakota Tax Department