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

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

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A WEST VIRGINIA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a West Virginia Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a West Virginia Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a West Virginia Good Standing Certificate?

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

WEST VIRGINIA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $82.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $48.00 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $82.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $48.00 - (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
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How much does it cost for a West Virginia Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a West Virginia Good Standing Certificate to register your WV Company in another state?

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

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

Need a West Virginia Certificate of Good Standing for a WV Attorney?

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

If you are a West Virginia 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 West Virginia.

Need a West Virginia Good Standing Certificate for WV Tax Compliance?

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

A West Virginia Tax Status Compliance Certificate is issued by the West Virginia 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.

WEST VIRGINIA STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

WEST VIRGINIA BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

West Virginia Secretary of State

West Virginia State Tax Department

West Virginia Division of Labor
  • 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
  • Charleston, WV 25305
  • Tel:  304-558-7890
  • Website:
  •   http://labor.wv.gov