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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A UTAH GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Utah Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Utah Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Utah Good Standing Certificate?

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

UTAH GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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UT Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $76.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $50.00 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $76.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $50.00 - (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 a Utah Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Utah Good Standing Certificate to register your UT Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Utah Certificate of Good Standing for a UT Attorney?

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

If you are a Utah 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 Utah.

Need a Utah Good Standing Certificate for UT Tax Compliance?

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

In Utah a Tax Status Compliance Certificate is called a Tax Clearance Certificate. A Utah Tax Clearance Certificate is issued by the Utah State Tax Commission and is sometimes called a Tax Clearance Certificate, an Entity Status Letter, a Certificate of Account Status or a Tax Good Standing Certificate.

UTAH STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

UTAH BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Utah Secretary of State
  • 160 E. 300 S. 2nd Floor
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Tel:  801-530-4849

Utah State Tax Commission