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Ohio Certificate Of Good Standing


How to Get an Ohio Certificate of Good Standing

A certificate of good standing in the State of Ohio can be ordered by mail, in person, or online, but we recommend online. Online processing costs $5 and is immediate. Normal processing takes up to 2 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $5. Expedited service is not available.

You can order


Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to sign up, search and print a certificate. You will be able to authenticate, view and print the certificate yourself right away. You will want to have your credit card handy.

By Mail:

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

In Person:

Requested documents provided prior to 11:00 am can usually be provided by 4:00 pm the same day at no additional charge. You will want to have your payment handy.

How much does an Ohio Certificate of Good Standing cost?

To register as a Ohio Corporation.

$5 online processing.
$5 for normal processing.
$25 for normal processing (long form only).

Is expedited processing available?

No. However online processing is immediate.

Payment options?

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

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

Online processing: immediate.
Normal processing: 1-2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Counter service: if received prior to 11:00 am then usually provided by 4:00 pm the same day.

How will the Certificate of Good Standing come back after I order from the Ohio Secretary of State?

It will be mailed by regular mail only.

Order an Ohio Certificate of Good Standing or Existence Online:


Contact Info:

Ohio Secretary of State
Business Services Division
PO Box 130
Columbus, OH 43216


180 E. Broad Street, Suite 102
Columbus, OH 43215
(614)466-3910 or (877)767-6446 phone

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