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Massachusetts Certificate Of Good Standing

 

How to Get a Massachusetts Certificate of Good Standing

You can order a certificate of good standing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by mail, in person, or online, but we recommend online. Online processing costs $15 and the certificate will be emailed to you the same day. Normal processing takes up to 5 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $12. Expedited service is available for $15 more and is sent out the next business day.

You can order

Online:

Go to their website and fill in the online form provided. If you check the box requesting it to be emailed, the certificate will be emailed to you the same day. Otherwise, this type of order is considered expedited and the certificate will be sent out to you the next business day. For faster mailing, you can provide a Fed Ex or UPS account number. You will want to have your credit card handy.

By Mail:

Requests by mail will be expedited only if paying the additional fee. Faster mailing available by providing a Fed Ex or UPS account number. You will want to provide the business name, payment, return address information, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

In Person:

Requested documents will be provided while you wait at no additional charge. You will want to have your payment handy.

How much does a Massachusetts Certificate of Good Standing cost?

To register as a Massachusetts Corporation.

$15 online processing.
$12 for normal processing (all corporations)
$25 for normal processing (all LLC, LP, LLP, PLLP)
$15 for expedited processing (all corporations)
$28 for expedited processing (all LLC, LP, LLP, PLLP)

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. If you order online, service is immediate. Otherwise, an expedited service fee of $3 is required, in addition to the regular fee.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa or MasterCard.
Make check or money order payable to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

How long does it take to get a Certificate of Good Standing?

Online processing: Next business day, plus additional time for mailing
Expedited Counter Service: While you wait (in person only)
Expedited processing: Next business day, plus additional time for mailing
Normal processing
(all corporations):
3-5 business days, plus additional time for mailing
Normal processing (all LLC, LP, LLP, PLLP): Up to 5 business days, plus additional time for mailing
(During end of year filing periods: up to 7-10 days for processing)

How will the Certificate of Good Standing come back after I order from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts?

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 Massachusetts Certificate of Good Standing or Existence Online:

Contact Info:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Corporations Division
One Ashburton Place, 17th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-1512
(617)727-9640 phone
(617)742-4538 fax
Email:  corpinfo@sec.state.ma.us

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