Certificate of Good Standing Florida [US LLC Basics]

It can be difficult to find credible information on how to get a Certificate of Good Standing in Florida.

That’s because, a Certificate of Good Standing goes by a different name in Florida, which is a Certificate of Status.

In this article, we’ll share everything you need to know about getting a Certificate of Good Standing in Florida and how to avoid common pitfalls.

This article is part of our series on company structures, such as registering aΒ US Limited Liability Company, including free guides on opening the best business bank account for an LLC and more – click here to get access now.

Feel free to use the table of contents to jump ahead to the sections most relevant to you.

Table of Contents

  1. What Is a Certificate of Good Standing in Florida?
  2. Why Do I Need to Provide a Florida Certificate of Good Standing?
  3. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Ready to Explore Your Options?

What Is a Certificate of Good Standing in Florida?

A Certificate of Good Standing in Florida is obtained by submitting a records order to the Florida Secretary of State. The purpose of a Certificate of Good Standing is to confirm that your company is authorized to conduct business in the state. The total cost of a Certificate of Good Standing is USD 8.75.

Importantly, a Certificate of Good Standing can be obtained in Florida at the time of incorporating a new company or for an existing company. In both cases, the cost and process is the same.

Why Do I Need to Provide a Florida Certificate of Good Standing?

A Florida Certificate of Good Standing may be requested for a number of different reasons. First, it proves that your business is duly registered in Florida and is eligible to operate. Secondly, it proves that the company is up to date in all of its reporting and related payments with the Secretary of State in Florida, which may be an important consideration for business partners, banks, and even client organizations.

Individuals who are registering a company in the US and are looking for information on S Corporations, specifically if an S corp can own an LLC, can use this link to uncover the details.

Do You Want More USA Banking Insights?

Sign up here to receive our Free USA Banking Starter Guide. It’s designed to help non-residents with opening bank accounts at top financial institutions in the US.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are three of the most common questions that we receive from people looking into how to get a certificate of good standing in Florida. If you have further questions you would like answered, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly.

How Much Is a Certificate of Good Standing in Florida?

A Certificate of Good Standing in Florida costs USD 8.75. You can order this certificate by submitting a records order to the Secretary of State of Florida. However, in Florida, the specific certificate you will request is a Certificate of Status. This can be online, in person, or by check or money order. Importantly, you can request a Certificate of Good Standing for both new companies and existing companies to verify that your entity is in good standing with the Secretary of State of Florida.

How Do I Get a Certificate of Good Conduct in Florida?

To get a Certificate of Good Conduct in Florida, known as a Certificate of Status in Florida, you will need to submit a records order to the Florida Secretary of State. You can submit your order online, in person, or by mail. Importantly, to complete your order you will need to pay USD 8.75 for the Certificate of Good Conduct.

Do I Need a Certificate of Status for My LLC in Florida?

You do not need a Certificate of Status for your LLC in Florida. However, you may choose to obtain a Certificate of Status to support a transaction or action or provide proof of status to a prospective bank where you want to open accounts.

Ready to Open Accounts With Banks in the USA?

If so, you can get access to GlobalBanks USA (our dedicated US banking service) in just a few clicks.

GlobalBanks USA is a 100% personal account opening solution. It provides direct access to our team of US banking experts.

When you join, you receive…

+ Expert suggestions on where to open US bank accounts.

+ Step-by-step support to navigate opening US bank accounts.

+ Direct introductions to helpful and responsive bankers.

+ Plus, detailed guides to maximizing the value you get from your new US bank account.

And “yes!” GlobalBanks USA helps foreigners and non-resident individuals open bank accounts.

In fact, GlobalBanks USA even helps non-resident US LLCs and foreign & offshore entities.

To learn more about GlobalBanks USA, visit the product page to see how our team can help you successfully open US bank accounts!

Share This Article on Your Favorite Platform
GlobalBanks Team
GlobalBanks Team

The GlobalBanks editorial team comprises a group of subject-matter experts from across the banking world, including former bankers, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. All have in-depth knowledge and experience in various aspects of international banking. In particular, they have expertise in banking for foreigners, non-residents, and both foreign and offshore companies.

Sorry, but you cannot copy the content on this page.