The Colorado SOS (Secretary of State) issues Certificates of Existence (Good Standing Certificates). These are documents that are generally required for lines of credit, business and tax purposes, and business license renewals. A Colorado Certificate of Good Standing certifies that your business is in “good standing” with the Colorado state government. This means that it is “in existence,” complying with all Colorado State requirements, and authorized to transact business in Colorado.
Our service fee includes an email copy.
Rush: 2-3 hours $65 (plus state fees)
Routine: Next business day $39 (plus state fees)
Request must be received by 2 p.m. PST. Service fee includes an email copy of the document.
Requirements for your entity to be in Good Standing:
- 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
The SunDoc Filings Advantage
- All orders received by 2 p.m. PST are processed the same day
- Other companies mail in your requests (this delays your results)
- Since our founding in 1999, we’ve processed thousands of document retrievals
SunDoc Filings is proud to have an extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff who has been retrieving Good Standing Certificates and other documents for clients since 1999.
Ready to Qualify Your Colorado Corporation in Another State?
In order to transact business in a state other than Colorado, you must foreign qualify, which often means that you will most likely need a Certificate of Existence or Good Standing Certificate. This goes for all states; any entity will be considered “foreign” to another state until they qualify to conduct business there. Keep in mind that requirements for different states will vary, however. We are able to help you with the requirements for any state. All you need to do is go to our qualification page.
It is often common for other states to require both a long and short form good standing certificate, and you may also notice that they refer to the certificate in one of the following varied ways:
- Certificate of Fact
- Certificate of Authorization
- Certificate of Existence
- Letter of Good Standing
- Certificate of Authority
What does "Good Standing" mean?
~ A "Good Standing" status with the Secretary of State's office means that the entity has filed the required Periodic Reports and maintained the information required by the Colorado Revised Statutes. The Secretary of State's office does not record complaints against businesses or investigate businesses, nor do they have information regarding the reputability or business practices of any entity.
What to Know About the Certificate of Good Standing
Immediately after receiving your document from the Secretary of State (SOS), we will scan and return your document to you via e-mail. Thereafter, if necessary, we can also send your document by way of the USPS. Remember that our delivery times do not include state holidays or weekends (the state office will be closed during these times).
Top reasons to obtain a Good Standing Certificate:
- To register to transact business in another state
- Because of certain industries’ requirements for licensing
- In order to qualify your entity in another state
- To obtain a line of credit or loan