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Arkansas Certificate of Good Standing


Arkansas Certificate of Good Standing

Arkansas "retrievals" are the best value

Starting at $39

Rush: 2-3 hours

Routine: next business day

Obtaining a Good Standing Certificate or Certificate of Status for any legal entity in Arkansas is a smooth process with SunDoc Filings. We know your time is valuable, so we make it our priority to expedite your request and our online ordering system is easy to use and secure. Click on the state below to compare time frames and cost with other companies and see why SunDoc Filings is the number one choice.

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How to obtain a Arkansas Good Standing

A Certificate of Good Standing serves many business and legal purposes for companies in Arkansas. It can prove, for instance, that your business is currently in compliance with applicable state requirements. Or, it can prove that you’re legally allowed to conduct business in Arkansas State. 


In certain instances, the same status request can certify other things, like the suspension or dissolution of a company. You can also obtain the document for a business or entity that you do not own yourself. In this case, you can order a certified collection of any recorded filings such as original registration, conversion, amendments, the original articles of information, etc.


Obtaining a Certificate of Good Standing is quite straightforward. You’ll simply need to submit a records order with the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office. Once you receive the document, you’ll see that it features an authorized signature from the Secretary of State of Arkansas as well as the Arkansas state seal.


Go here to learn more about records request forms and fees for obtaining the Certificate of Good Standing document. Use the State of Arkansas’s online business search to research records.


If you need an expedited request (next business day delivery), SunDoc can complete this request for you.


When Do You Need A Certificate Of Good Standing?


You may need a Certificate of Good Standing if you're involved in a merger or acquisition, or if you're buying a company outright, or selling yours. The Good Standing certification will form part of the legal documentation of the entity.


Typically, applying for a business loan or line of credit will require good standing certification. Tax matters also can require it - note that you can owe taxes and still be in good standing with Arkansas, you just can't be out of compliance with any of the tax process. Certain licensing requirements may also ask for good standing certification.


Another frequent need for a Certificate of Good Standing is to register to do business in another state (see how SunDoc Filings can help you with foreign qualification). You will have to determine your full documentation requirements, including expirations. Some states for example require certified status to be less than 30 days old, while some allow 60 days.


Certificate Of Good Standing Or Certificate Of Status?


The Certificate of Good Standing in other jurisdictions may also be referred to as a Certificate of Status or of Existence. In Arkansas, it shows that an entity is registered to do business in the state, is in compliance with applicable corporate rules and licensing requirements, and has not been suspended by the state taxing authority, the Franchise Tax Board.


How To Get Your Good Standing Certificate


In order to order a Certificate of Good Standing from the state of Arkansas, you must do so in person or by mail. You cannot order your certificate electronically in Arkansas at this time.


Mailed in orders generally take about 5 to 15 business days. It's shorter to order your certificate in person as the certificates only take about two business days with this method. It is possible to rush your good standing request in the state of Arkansas as well.


The fee for a Certificate of Good Standing when ordering by mail is $5. If you present your order in person, there is an extra charge of $10.


Next Steps


Would you like SunDoc Filings to handle your request for a Good Standing Certificate? We can easily do this and save you valuable time. This means we hand-deliver and receive our filings several times a day at the Secretary of State office. Other companies will mail in your forms, which takes much longer.


To talk to a live voice for immediate assistance call us toll-free during business hours at 1-888-595-2747.

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