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Minnesota Certificate Of Good Standing


How to Get a Minnesota Certificate of Good Standing

A certificate of good standing in the state of Minnesota is also called a Certificate of Status. You can order by mail, in person, or online, but we recommend online. Online processing costs $15 and is processed within 1 business day, plus additional time for mailing. Normal processing takes up to 4 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $5.

You can order

Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to search and request a certificate. Your order will be processed within one business day and returned by mail. You can provide a Fed Ex or UPS account number in the special instructions section for faster return service. You will want to have your credit card handy.

By Mail:
Requests by mail cannot be expedited. You will want to provide the order form, 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. Documents can usually be provided within 1 hour. Since they close at 4:00 pm, they recommend that you arrive prior to 3:00 pm.

How much does a Minnesota Certificate of Good Standing cost?

To register as a Minnesota corporation. Fees are as follows:

$15 online processing.
$5 for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $10 is required, in addition to the regular $5 fee. However, expedited processing is available online only.

Payment options?

Check or Money Order.
E-Check, Visa or MasterCard (online only).
Make check or money order payable to: Minnesota Secretary of State.

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

Online express processing: within 1 business day, plus additional time for mailing.
In Person Service: while you wait, usually within 1 hour.
Normal processing: 2-4 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will the Certificate of Good Standing come back after I order from the Minnesota 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 an Minnesota Certificate of Good Standing or Existence Online:

Minnesota Certificate Requests


Minnesota Business Filing Order Form

Contact Info:

Minnesota Secretary of State
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651)296-2803 or (877)551-6767 phone
(651)297-7067 fax
Email: business.services@state.mn.us

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