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Montana Certificate Of Good Standing


How to Get a Montana Certificate of Existence

A certificate of good standing in the State of Montana is called a Certificate of Existence. You can order by mail, in person, or online, but we recommend online. Online processing costs $5 and is immediate. Normal processing takes up to 5 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $5. Expedited service is available for $20 more and should take less than 1 day, plus additional time for mailing.

Note: The Department of Revenue also has a Certificate of Good Standing that can be ordered free of charge. This certificate shows that your filing and payment requirements are current with the Department of Revenue and that the taxpayer has no outstanding tax obligation.

You can order

Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to search, pay for and print a certificate. You will be able to view and print the certificate yourself right away.

By Mail:
Requests by mail will be expedited only if paying the additional fee. You will want to provide the business name, payment, return address information, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

In Person:
Documents requested in person will be expedited and provided by the next business day only if paying the additional fee. You will want to have your payment handy.

How much does a Montana Certificate of Existence cost?

To register as a Montana Corporation.

Fees for a Montana certificate of existence are as follows:

$5 online and normal processing.
$25 for expedited next day processing.
$5 additional fee for documents by return fax.

(Note: fees are not refundable)

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. Online processing is immediate at no additional charge. An expedited service fee of $20 is available by mail or in person, in addition to the regular $5 fee.

Payment options?

Check or Money Order. Visa or MasterCard online only. Make check or money order payable to: Secretary of State.

How long does it take the Montana Secretary of State to issue a Certificate of Existence?

Online processing: immediate.
Expedited processing: 1 business day, plus additional time for mailing. (not available online)
Normal processing: 5 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will the Certificate of Existence come back after I order from the Montana Secretary of State?

If ordered online, you will be able to print it yourself. If requested by mail or in person, it will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex account number. You may also request that they call you so that you can pick it up from their office. Return service by fax is available for an additional $5 fee. Return service by email is not available.

Order an Montana Certificate of Good Standing or Existence Online:

Contact Info:

Montana Secretary of State
Business Services
PO Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801
State Capitol, Room 260
1301 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620

Phone: (406)444-3665
Fax: (406)444-3976

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