A Florida Good Standing Certificate (Florida Certificate of Existence) is issued by the Florida Department of State and is often required for loans, to renew business licenses, or for tax or other business purposes. A Certificate of Good Standing certifies that your business is in existence, is authorized to transact business in the state of Florida, and complies with all state of Florida requirements and therefore is in "Good Standing".
Rush: Next Business Day $69 (plus state fees)
Routine: 2-3 Days$35 (plus state fees)
Request must be received by 2 p.m. PST. Service fee includes an email copy followed by regular mail.
Requirements to Obtain a Florida Good Standing Certificate, the entity must have:
Registered with the State as a domestic or foreign entity
Filed all annual reports as required by the State
Paid all State mandated fees and taxes
To obtain other state documents such as articles or amendments, please go to our Certified Docs page.
The SunDoc Filings Advantage
12 years of experience
All orders received by 2 p.m. PST are processed the same day
Most companies mail in your requests delaying results
SunDoc Filings has retrieved thousands of Good Standing Certificates since 1999. Our skilled customer service staff is always ready to help.
To Qualify a Florida Corporation in Another State:
To foreign qualify a Florida corporation or LLC may require a Good Standing Certificate (Certificate of Existence) to qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" in a state other than the home state of Florida. Any entity is considered “Foreign” to another state and must apply for the Authority to do business in another state. To do so, each state has different qualification guidelines, most of which include a Good Standing Certificate from the home state. We can help you with any state. Click here for our qualification page.
Other states may offer both a short form and a long form good standing. They may also refer to a Good Standing Certificate as one of the following:
Certificate of Fact
Certificate of Authority
Certificate of Existence
Certificate of Authorization
Letter of Good Standing
Administratively Dissolved, Administratively Revoked, or Involuntarily Dissolved?
Under current law, a Florida entity which fails to file its annual report form as required is administratively dissolved by our office. If the entity is a foreign (or out-of-state) entity, its certificate of authority to transact business in Florida is administratively revoked. Under previous law, entities which failed to file their annual reports were involuntarily dissolved or revoked for annual report. So, these terms have the same meaning. The entities are no longer active on our records. These business entities may reinstate by filing a reinstatement application and paying the applicable fees. When the reinstatement is effective, it relates back to and takes effect as of the effective date of the dissolution or revocation.
Information about the Certificate of Good Standing
Once the documents are returned to us, we immediately scan the document and email you a scanned copy of the document and the original will follow via USPS to you. Our delivery time does not include weekend & State holidays when the Florida Secretary of State offices are closed.
Reasons for obtaining a Good Standing Certificate:
Qualifying your entity in another state
Registering to do business in another state
For licensing requirements for certain industries
Obtaining a loan or line of credit
The Certificate of Good Standing (also referred to as the Certificate of Status or Certificate of Existence) is an official document issued by the Florida Secretary of State that certifies that the legal entity is registered with the State and is in compliance with state requirements. Upon submittal, the SOS will grant a Certificate of Good Standing to any domestic or foreign profit or nonprofit business entity that was duly registered or formed within the State. Also known as a Florida Certificate of Existence, a Certificate of Status or a Certificate of Authority, the Florida Good Standing Certificate is a one page document that bears the seal of the Florida SOS or another state agency if the Florida Secretary of State is not the issuing authority. In most cases, a Certificate of Good Standing can be valid up to three months.
• Must be registered to do business in Florida
• Must be in good standing with the state regulations and not suspended for any reason
We can obtain Florida Good Standing Certificates for the following entities: