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What is a Certificate of Good Standing?

A Certificate of Good Standing is a certificate issued by the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office certifying that a business has complied with the applicable provisions of the laws of the state of Kansas, is in good standing, and authorized to transact business or to conduct affairs within this state.

Obtaining a Certificate of Good Standing

To obtain a Certificate of Good Standing , first perform a business entity search on the company for which you need these documents.

When you view the search results you will see a button to order a Certificate of Good Standing. If you order online, you may pay the fee at the time of your order using a credit card, checking account, or Kansas.gov subscriber account. If you order online, you must provide an email address to receive an order confirmation from our office and you must print the certificate on your own printer.

If instead you would like to order the Certificate of Good Standing by phone or mail, you may call us at (785) 296-4564 and provide payment with credit card or mail us your request to the address above, with a check. This option has a higher fee than the online request.

Fees for a Certificate of Good Standing

Online Request: $10

Paper Request: $15

Verifying the Validity of a Certificate of Good Standing

If you have a Certificate of Good Standing that you need to verify, you may do so here. You will be asked to provide the verification code at the bottom of the certificate.