Delaware Certificate of Good Standing
A Delaware Certificate of Good Standing is a document your company may need obtain to do certain business-related activities, including opening a business bank account, getting a loan, and buying property. Here’s what you need to know about this important business certificate.
What Is a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing?
A Delaware Certificate of Good Standing is a document issued by the Delaware Certificate of State that shows a company is up-to-date on paying franchise tax and, for corporations, filed its annual report. A bank may require one to open a business bank account.
Your Delaware Corporation or LLC must be up-to-date with regards to all fees and penalties owed to the state in order to maintain its Good Standing with the Delaware Secretary of State. Additionally, a corporation must file an Annual Report listing its directors.
We can help your company maintain this Good Standing status.
How to Order a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing
We can obtain a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing and e-mail it to you for $99 (the State charge of $50 plus a $49 processing fee). Some other agents charge as much as $130 for this service.
We can often produce the Good Standing within minutes. This document is required by many states as supporting documentation when submitting a Certificate of Authority to your home state to become a registered foreign corporation or foreign LLC. (Note: You can request this service at the time of formation or at a later date). A bank or lender will require a Certificate of Good Standing that was dated within the last 30 to 60 days, so timing is important.