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Vermont Certificate of Good Standing


Vermont Certificate of Good Standing

Vermont "retrievals" are the best value

Starting at $39

Rush: 2-3 hours

Routine: 2-4 days

Obtaining a Good Standing Certificate or Certificate of Status for any legal entity in Vermont 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 Vermont Good Standing

It is not uncommon for businesses that are registered in the state of Vermont to require a document called a Certificate of Good Standing.


Certificates of Good Standing can show that your business is compliant with applicable requirements in the state of Vermont, that your entity is formally registered to do business in the state of Vermont, or that your business was previously dissolved or suspended.


It is possible to obtain a collection of certified records on your own company, or you can obtain records for other companies as well. This includes amendments, articles of formation, original registrations (when companies are from out-of-state), and conversion documents. Find out more about doing your own research with the state of Vermont’s online business search, and visit the state website for information on fees and forms for making records requests.


Once you obtain your Certificate of Good Standing, it will feature an authorized SOS signature and the state seal of Vermont.


Need your Certificate of Good Standing quickly? SunDoc can expedite your request in 3-4 business days.


When Do You Need A Certificate Of Good Standing?


A multitude of situations will require that your entity has a Certificate of Good Standing. This document is needed as an integral part of the legal documentation for your business.


Instances where you might need a Certificate of Good Standing include:

  • Being involved in an acquisition or merger 
  • Some tax-related situations (remember that you can still owe taxes to the state and be in good standing, but you can't be out of compliance with the actual tax process itself)
  • Specific licensing requirements
  • Applying for a line of credit, like a business loan
  • Buying a company
  • Selling your company
  • Registering to do business outside the state of Vermont (in another U.S. state) 


Allow SunDoc to help you with foreign qualification if you’d like to do business in another state.


Lastly, remember that certain states require that your Certificate of Good Standing be no older than 60 days or 30 days, so be sure about all of your documentation requirements, excluding expiration dates.


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 Vermont, 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


You can order by mail or personally through the Secretary of State office.


Requests presented in person can generally be processed by the second business day, while mailed-in requests take 5-15 business days. Vermont does offer a Rush service for Good Standing requests.


Next Steps


Allow SunDoc Filings to take care of your Good Standing request and any other company filings you require. We make visits daily to the Secretary of State office, to hand-deliver or receive documents. 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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