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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A VERMONT GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Vermont Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Vermont Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Vermont Good Standing Certificate?

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

VERMONT GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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  •    Priority - $89.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $63.00 - (next business day)

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  •    Priority - $89.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $63.00 - (next business day)

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  •    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 Vermont Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a Vermont Good Standing Certificate to register your VT Company in another state?

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

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

Need a Vermont Certificate of Good Standing for a VT Attorney?

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

If you are a Vermont 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 Vermont.

Need a Vermont Good Standing Certificate for VT Tax Compliance?

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

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

VERMONT STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

VERMONT BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Vermont Secretary of State
  • 128 State Street
  • Montpelier, VT 05633
  • Tel:  802-828-2386

Vermont Department of Taxes