An Ohio Certificate of Good Standing (also known as a Certificate of Existence) certifies that your Ohio business is in existence, is authorized to transact business in Ohio, and is in compliance with all Ohio requirements – and therefore is in "Good Standing.” The Good Standing Certificate must be issued by the Ohio Secretary of State, and an Ohio business entity often needs the Certificate to get loans, to renew business licenses, or to use for tax or other business purposes.
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. Fee includes an email copy of the Good Standing.
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
Why You Should Choose SunDoc for Your Filings
- We have the experience. We’ve processed thousands of Good Standing Certificates since 1999.
- We are fast. Most companies mail in requests, which delays results. We don't
- All orders received by 2 p.m. PST are processed the same day.
- Our skilled customer service staff is always ready to help.
How to Qualify an Ohio Corporation as a Foreign Corporation in Another State
An Ohio corporation that does business in another state is considered a “foreign” corporation in the other state. The Ohio corporation must apply to the other state for the authority to conduct business there. Each state has its own rules that must be followed for an Ohio business to get authority as a “foreign” corporation. Most states require a foreign corporation to have a Good Standing Certificate (Certificate of Existence). We can help you apply to any state. Please see our qualification page.
Other states may offer both a short form and a long form version of their Good Standing Certificates, and they may call their Certificates by different names. Depending on the state, a Good Standing Certificate may be named any of the following:
- Certificate of Fact
- Certificate of Authority
- Certificate of Existence
- Certificate of Authorization
- Letter of Good Standing
Date Sensitive Documents
You should apply for an Ohio Certificate of Good Standing when you are ready to use it. When the Ohio Secretary of State issues a Certificate of Good Standing, it will contain the date it was issued. In some cases, the Certificate may only be valid for 60 to 90 days after the issue date.
Information about the Certificate of Good Standing
After the Ohio Secretary of State's office returns the Certificate to us, we will immediately scan it and email you a copy. We will also mail you the original, if necessary. Our delivery time does not include weekends or state holidays when the Secretary of State's office is closed.
Why Your Business May Need a Good Standing Certificate:
- To qualify your entity to do business in another state
- To register to do business in another state
- To meet licensing requirements for certain industries
- To qualify for a loan or line of credit