What is an Ohio Good Standing Certificate and why do I need one?

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A OHIO GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of an Ohio Certificate of Good Standing

Example of an Ohio Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on an Ohio Good Standing Certificate?

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

OHIO GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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OH Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $69.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $43.00 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $69.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $43.00 - (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 an Ohio Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need an Ohio Good Standing Certificate to register your OH Company in another state?

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

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

Need an Ohio Certificate of Good Standing for an OH Attorney?

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

If you are an Ohio 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 Ohio.

Need an Ohio Good Standing Certificate for OH Tax Compliance?

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

In Ohio a Tax Status Compliance Certificate is called a Form D5. An Ohio Form D5 is issued by the Ohio 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.

OHIO STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

OHIO BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Ohio Secretary of State
  • 180 East Broad Street
  • Columbus, OH 43215
  • Tel:  614-466-2655

Ohio Department of Taxation
  • P.O. Box 530
  • Columbus, OH 43216-0530
  • Tel:  888-405-4039
  • Website:
  •   tax.ohio.gov/

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
  • 1721 Northland Park Ave.
  • Columbus, OH 43229
  • Tel:  800-248-4040
  • Website:
  •   jfs.ohio.gov