A Certificate of Good Standing (aka certificate of compliance) can be obtained if the company is registered as a legal entity, if it is not suspended or in default, and if it has filed all necessary reports to the Secretary of State. This certificate is used as proof of existence and compliance to Arkansas state business requirements and can be used for the acquisition of loans, the renewal of business licenses or for a number of other tax and business purposes. A fee of $25 will be charged which can be paid online.

How to File

Step 1- Search for the business whose certificate you’d like to purchase by using the Business Entity Search function on the Secretary of State website. You can search using the corporate/fictitious name, registered agent’s information or by the filing #.


Step 2- Scroll through the list of names until you find the desired business. Click on the name to be presented with its information. You can also see whether it is in good standing already by looking under the Status heading.


Step 3- Once the company has been chosen, you will see the option to purchase a Certificate of Good Standing on the bottom left hand side of the info.


Step 4- If necessary you can select a different business here. Also if you are already in possession of a certificate, you’ll be able to check whether it is still valid. Ensure that you have the necessary program to read the Adobe PDF file as this is how it will be sent to you for printing purposes. Click Continue to choose the mode of payment.


Step 5- Select the mode of payment in which to pay the filing fee of $25. After payment has been made you will be able to download and print off your certificate providing the corporation has met the criteria.


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