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Missouri Certificate Of Good Standing


How to Get a Missouri Certificate of Good Standing

A certificate of good standing in the State of Missouri can be ordered by fax, mail, email, in person, or online, but we recommend online. Online processing costs $10 and is immediate. Normal processing takes up to 5 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $10. Expedited service is not available.

You can order


Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to sign up for an e-account by clicking on Register for Online Order (far left of the screen), if you do not have one. You will be able to set up your account and order your certificate right away. Then you can login to search and print the certificate. You will be able to view and print the certificate yourself right away. Note: If the document is older and has not been scanned into their system yet, it may take up to 3 days for processing.

By Mail:

You will want to provide the business name, payment, return address information, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

By Fax:

You will want to provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet.

By Email:

You can request a certificate by email, however, they recommend faxing because the processing will be quicker.

In Person:

You may want to call a day or so in advance, if you are planning to come in to request a certificate in person. That way they can have it ready for you to pick up when you come in. Requested documents can usually be provided within 1 hour. You will want to have your payment handy.

How much does an Missouri Certificate of Good Standing cost?

To register as a Missouri Corporation.

The fee is $10 online and normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

No. However, online processing is immediate.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
Make check or money order payable to: Secretary of State.

How long does it take the Missouri Secretary of State to issue a Certificate of Good Standing?

Online processing: immediate.
Normal processing: 3-5 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will the Certificate of Good Standing come back after I order from the Missouri 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. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Order a Missouri Certificate of Good Standing or Existence Online:

Contact Info:

Missouri Secretary of State
Corporations Division
James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center
PO Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102


Missouri State Information Center, Room 322
600 W. Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101-0778
(573)751-4153 or (866)223-6535 phone
(573)751-5841 fax


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