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Florida Certificate of Good Standing


Florida Certificate of Good Standing

Florida "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 Florida 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 Florida Good Standing

For many reasons, you may require a Certificate of Status from the Secretary of State. Most of all, this certificate can prove that your company is officially registered to do business in Florida State. But also, the certificate can prove that you and your business are in compliance with Florida state requirements and laws. 

Obtaining a Certificate of Status is quite simple. You only need to submit a records order at a Florida Secretary of State office. You’ll receive the certificate with the seal of Florida on it as well as a state authorized signature.

Do you need to prove that you’ve dissolved your company or suspended it? You’ll follow the same status request for this type of certification. Are you looking for certified official information on a company that you don’t own? Again, this is the same status request. You are legally allowed to order things like original registrations, articles of formation, amendments, conversion, etc.

Head to Florida’s online business search to conduct records research, and go to the state website of Florida to get more information pertaining to fees and records-request forms. For fast turnaround time and next business day delivery of your Good Standing Certificate, let SunDoc run an expedited request on your behalf!

When Do You Need A Certificate Of Status?

Businesses in the state of Florida require Certificates of Status for numerous reasons. First, if you plan to conduct business in a state that is not Florida, you’ll need to “foreign qualify.” SunDoc filings would be happy to help you with your foreign qualification.

Next, many licensing requirements will ask that you have certification of status. Some tax situations will also require Good Standing Certification. As for taxes in Florida, remember that if you still owe taxes to the state, you can technically be in good standing, but you cannot fail to abide by any part of the tax process.

In addition to these situations, buying a new entity in Florida or selling your own business will require certification of status. You’ll also need certification in order to apply for any line of credit, such as a business loan. Finally, if you’re involved in any type of merger or acquisition, you’ll need the Certificate of Status as a part of your legal documentation.

Certificate Of Good Standing Or Certificate Of Status?

The Certificate of Status in some jurisdictions might be referred to as a Certificate of Existence or a Certificate of Good Standing. In Florida, it is a certificate that proves an entity is eligible to conduct business within state lines. It also proves compliance with applicable licensing requirements and corporate rules. Lastly, it shows that your business hasn’t been suspended by the state taxing authority (the Franchise Tax Board).

How To Get Your Certificate Of Status

Electronic ordering of your Certificate of Good Standing is not possible in the state of Florida right now. You can only order personally in the Sacramento office or by mail. The fee for any order is $5, but if you present in person, you’ll pay an extra $10.

Next Steps

SunDoc Filings can handle your Certificate of Status request, as with all of your company filings. All of our routine filings on your behalf are expedited in this way, saving valuable time over other companies that typically mail in forms.

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