How to get a Certificate of Existence from the Iowa Secretary of State
A certificate of good standing in the State of Iowa is called a Certificate of Standing, Certificate of Authorization or a Certificate of Existence. You can order by fax, mail, phone or in person, but we recommend calling. Normal processing takes up to 2 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $5. Expedited service is not available.
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How much does an Iowa Certificate of Existence cost?
$5 for normal processing.
Is expedited processing available?
No. However, online is immediate and all other orders are usually processed within 2 days, plus additional time for mailing.
Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
How long does it take to get a Certificate of Existence?
Online processing: immediate.
How will the Certificate of Existence come back after I order from the Iowa Secretary of State?
It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex account number. An additional $1 per page fee is required for return faxing. Return service by email is not available.
Order an Iowa Certificate of Existence Online:
Iowa Secretary of State
Northwest Registered Agent, LLC.
Des Moines, IA 50309