The california certificate of good standing sometimes called the certificate of status shows whether a business is in good standing with the secretary of state.
California secretary of state certificate of good standing.
Instructions for completing the business entities records order form business search.
How to get a certificate of good standing.
Legal status in court proceedings.
It verifies whether or not an entity is in good standing with us and provides certification for.
Assuming your company is in good standing the office would issue a certificate bearing an imprint of the seal of california and the secretary of state s authorized signature.
Good standing or subsistence certificates a certificate of subsistence good standing states when the corporation limited partnership limited liability company or limited liability partnership is still in existence as a matter of record in the office of the secretary of the commonwealth.
Verification of an exempt status.
California residents are encouraged to use the secretary of state s online services or contact staff by email or phone for assistance.
An outstanding liability that could have an effect on an entity s credit rating e g the closing of escrow.
A california good standing certificate is a one page document issued by the california secretary of state which includes information which indicates whether or not a business is allowed to legally conduct business in the state of california.
To obtain a california certificate of good standing you submit a records order to the secretary of state s office.
Registering a corporation or llc to transact business in another state.
For free online access to corporate limited liability company and limited partnership information go to the california secretary of state s business search at businesssearch sos ca gov available information on the.
The order fee for a certificate of good standing is 5 with an extra 10 charge if you present it in person.
California does offer a rush service for good standing requests.
Include the following in the email.
Requests presented in person can generally be processed by the second business day while mailed in requests take 5 15 business days.
When you need to show that you re in compliance with all applicable state requirements the certificate of good standing is the document issued by the state to certify this.