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Louisiana Certificate Of Good Standing


How to Get a Louisiana Certificate of Good Standing

You can order a Certificate of Good Standing by fax, mail, in person, or online, but we recommend online. Normal processing takes up to 3 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $20.00. Expedited service is available for up to $50.00 more and should take less than 24 hours, plus additional time for mailing.

You can order

Type the business name (without the corporate ending, e.g. L.L.C. or Inc.) and click “search.” Choose your business name from the list provided. All business information will appear on your screen. As long as the corporation/company is in good standing, you will see a link that says, “Add Certificate of Good Standing to Shopping Cart.” Click that link and follow the instructions to enter your credit card for payment. Your certificate will print out immediately.

By Mail:
You will want to provide the business name, payment, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

By Fax:
You will want to provide the business name, specific request, credit card information and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet. Additional fees apply for credit card processing.

In Person:
You can request non-expedited processing and leave your phone number for them to call you when the processing is completed. A $30.00 fee is optional for 24 hour processing. An additional $50.00 fee is optional for expedited counter service while you wait. You will want to be sure to arrive prior to 4:00 p.m. Have your payment handy.

How much does a Louisiana Certificate of Good Standing cost?

To register as a Louisiana Corporation.

The fees for a Louisiana certificate of good standing are as follows:

$20.00 online and normal processing.
$30.00 for 24 hour processing.
$50.00 for expedited processing.
$2.00 credit card processing fee.
$1.00 additional fee per page for return fax ($10.00 maximum fee).

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $50.00 is required for expedited processing, in addition to the regular $20.00 fee. For 24 hour processing, a $30.00 fee is required, in addition to the regular $20.00 fee.

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 to get a Certificate of Good Standing?

Online processing:     immediate
Expedited processing:     same day, plus additional time for mailing
Expedited 1 day processing:     24 business hours, plus additional time for mailing
Normal processing:     2-3 business days, plus additional time for mailing

How will the Certificate of Good Standing come back after I order from the Louisiana 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 is available for $1.00 per page, maximum fee of $10.00. Return service by email is not available.

Order a Louisiana Certificate of Good Standing Online

Contact Info:

Louisiana Secretary of State
8585 Archives Avenue
PO Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(225)925-4704 phone
(225)925-4727 fax
Email: commercial@sos.louisiana.gov

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