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Obtaining a Good Standing Certificate or Certificate of Status for any legal entity in Colorado 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 Colorado Good Standing
Many companies in the state of Colorado require a document called a Certificate of Good Standing for various legal and business reasons. You may require this document to prove that your business is registered to do business in Colorado, that it has complied with all state requirements, or that it has been dissolved or suspended. There are a variety of reasons you might need this document.
The Certificate of Good Standing document is issued by the state of Colorado. To obtain it, you must submit a records order to the office of the Secretary of State of Colorado. Once you receive the document, it will be imprinted with the state seal of Colorado, and it will also bear the authorized signature of the Secretary of State.
You can obtain certified documents such as the Certificate of Good Standing from the Secretary of State even if the entity you are inquiring about is not your own. For example, you can actually order a certified collection of all on-record filings for a specific company or entity. This might include such things as a company’s original registration from out-of-state, their original articles of formation, or their conversion and amendments.
If you need your Certificate of Good Standing right away, SunDoc Filings can help you obtain an expedited order for the document within 2-4 business hours. Remember that you can also go online and find additional records request forms, fees, and other information on the state of Colorado's website. More information about researching Colorado businesses can be found using Colorado's online business search tool.
When Do You Need A Certificate Of Good Standing?
Businesses in the state of Colorado require Certificates of Good Standing for a variety of legal and business reasons. For instance, they may be required in order to:
- Take care of licensing requirements
- Buy a company outright
- Sell your company
- Be involved with an acquisition or merger
- Apply for a business loan
- Apply for a line of credit
- Handle tax matters (Note: You can still owe taxes to the state and be considered “in good standing.” You must simply meet all state tax processing requirements.)
- Register to conduct out-of-state business (SunDoc will assist you with your foreign qualification.)
As a final note, do not forget to understand all of your requirements for documentation. This includes expiration dates. Certain states require that certifications be less than 60 or 30 days old.
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 Colorado, 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.
How To Get Your Good Standing Certificate
Some states offer a way to order a Certificate of Good Standing electronically, in which case you can only order by mail or personally through the state office.
Requests presented in person can generally be processed by the second business day, while mailed-in requests take 5-15 business days. Colorado does offer a Rush service for Good Standing requests.
Your time is valuable, and at SunDoc, we take this seriously. That’s why we expedite all of our routine filings by visiting the Secretary of State office several times a day. Other companies simply mail in their documents. At the SOS office, we’re there to receive or hand deliver our documents in person. Allow SunDoc Filings to handle your Good Standing request and any other filings you require.
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