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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A TEXAS GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Texas Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Texas Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Texas Good Standing Certificate?

I SECRETARY OF STATE NAME, Secretary of State of the State of Texas, do hereby certify that COMPANY NAME is a Texas Corporation registered to transact business in Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas, requests a "Good Standing Certificate". In these cases a Texas Certificate of Fact will fulfill the requirements for a Texas Good Standing Certificate.

TEXAS GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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TX Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $79.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $38.00 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $79.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $38.00 - (next business day)

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  •    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 Texas Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Texas Good Standing Certificate to register your TX Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Texas Certificate of Good Standing for a TX Attorney?

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

If you are a Texas 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 Texas.

Need a Texas Good Standing Certificate for TX Tax Compliance?

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

In Texas a Tax Status Compliance Certificate is called a Certificate of Account Status. A Texas Certificate of Account Status is issued by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and is sometimes called a Tax Clearance Certificate, an Entity Status Letter, a Certificate of Account Status or a Tax Good Standing Certificate.

TEXAS STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

TEXAS BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Texas Secretary of State
  • James E. Rudder Bldg.
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • Tel:  512-463-5555

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Workforce Commission