Phoenix Office
Arizona Corporation Commission
1300 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Corporations Division
Patricia L. Barfield - Director


(602) 542-3026
1-800-345-5819 (in Arizona only)


Tucson Office
Arizona Corporation Commission
400 W. Congress, 2nd Floor
Tucson, AZ 85701


Certificates of Good Standing

Corporations and limited liability companies may obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from our website or by submitting a Records Request Form by mail or in person. Payment online must be made by credit card, and we accept Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The Certificate will print from your printer, and will, therefore, be on whatever type of paper that you use in your printer. The quality of the Certificate will depend upon the quality of your printer and the type of paper that you use. The online version of the Certificate includes a unique identifying number that can be used to obtain another copy of the Certificate at a later date.

To obtain a Certificate, you must first go to the entity's page on our website. To do so, follow these instructions:

  • From the Corporations Division home page, click on “Search for an entity" in the links listed on the right side of the page.
  • On the search page, click on "Business Entity Search," then type in the name of the company for which you want a Certificate of Good Standing.
  • When the search results appear, double click on the entity name to reach that entity's page.
  • Once you are on the entity's page, click on the “Check Corporate Status” button in the upper right-hand corner.
  • The next screen will notify you whether the entity is in good standing. If it is, you can obtain a Certificate. If it is not, you will not be able to purchase a Certificate. Go back to the entity's page to determine why it is not in good standing, or contact Customer Service at 602-542-3026 or, within Arizona only, 800-345-5819.
  • Follow all instructions to purchase and print a Certificate.

 

FEES:  The cost to obtain an online Certificate of Good Standing is $45.00 ($10 filing fee plus the expedite fee of $35). The expedite fee is automatically charged for online Certificates because they are immediately obtainable. If you do not wish to pay the expedite fee, you may request a Certificate by completing and delivering to the Corporations Division a Records Request Form and payment for the $10.00 filing fee.

All filing fees, including the expedite fee, are NONREFUNDABLE pursuant to A.R.S. §§10-122, 10-2020, 10-2079, 10-2145, 10-3122 and 29-851. Fees of any type paid to file a document cannot be re-applied or transferred to any other document. 

 

To go directly to "Business Entity Search," click here.


  

A special note to organizations that rely on Certificates of Good Standing from the Corporations Division:


Certificates printed from our website by customers will be identical in wording and format to Certificates that are generated by our Records Section. A Certificate obtained online will include a unique identification number under the signature of the Executive Director. If the validity of a Certificate printed by a customer is in doubt, its authenticity can be checked by following the instructions below. 

  • From the Corporations Division home page, click on “Search for an entity" in the links listed on the right side of the page.
  • If the Certificate for the company appears on your computer screen, then the Certificate printed by the customer is authentic.
  • On the search page, click on "Business Entity Search," then type in the name of the company for which you want to validate the Certificate of Good Standing.
  • When the search results appear, double click on the entity name to reach that entity's page.
  • Double click on the company name to reach that entity's page.
  • Once you are on the entity's page, click the “Check Corporate Status” button in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Scroll down to the “Instructions for Re-Printing Certificates” section.
  • Type the unique identification number in the box above the “Re-print Certificate” button.

 

To go directly to "Business Entity Search," click here.

If you have other questions about the status of a corporation or LLC registered with the Corporations Division, call us at (602) 542-3026, or, within Arizona only, 800-345-5819.  

 

 

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