Connecticut Certificate Of Good Standing
How to Get a Connecticut Certificate of Legal Existence
A certificate of good standing in the State of Connecticut is called a Certificate of Legal Existence. You can order by fax, mail, email, online or in person, but we recommend online. If you order online you will be able to print out the requested document yourself. Normal processing is usually 4-5 business days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $50. Expedited service is available for $100 more and should take less than 24 hours, plus additional time for mailing.
You can order
Online: Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to sign up, search and print a certificate. You will be able to validate, view and print the certificate yourself immediately.
By Mail: Provide the Mail Order Form and a daytime phone number for any questions on your request cover letter.
By Fax: Provide the Fax Order Form and a daytime phone number for any questions on your fax coversheet.
In Person: If you choose to stop by in person, they will handle your request as if received by fax or mail and you must provide the Order Form.
By Email: Provide the Fax Order Form and a daytime phone number for any questions on your email request.
How much does a Connecticut Certificate of Legal Existence cost?
To register as a Connecticut Corporation.
The fees for a Connecticut Certificate of Legal Existence are as follows:
$50 for normal processing.
$100 for expedited processing.
Is expedited processing available?
Yes. An expedited service fee of $50 is required, in addition to the regular $50 fee. The requested document will be mailed the following business day at 4:00 p.m.
Check, Money Order, Visa or MasterCard. Make check or money order payable to: Secretary of State.
How long does it take to get a Certificate of Legal Existence?
Online processing: immediate
Expedited processing: 24 business hours, plus additional time for mailing
Normal processing: 4-5 business days, plus additional time for mailing
How will the Certificate of Legal Existence come back after I order from the Connecticut Secretary of State?
It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise on the form and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or courier service label. Return service by fax or email is not available.
Connecticut Secretary of State
Commercial Recording Division
30 Trinity Street (physical address)
Hartford, CT 06106
PO Box 150470 (mailing address)
Hartford, CT 06115-0470