Below you will find a wealth of information related to acquiring a Certificate of Good Standing in the state of Minnesota. For those who do not know, the Certificate of Good Standing is a document which indicates that a given entity is up to date with all forms and fees and is thus considered legal and in current good standing with the government of a given state. These documents can be necessary for extending an in-state entity into another state or country as well as for receiving bank loans and other financial cooperation. In Minnesota acquiring a Certificate of Good Standing ($15) is a simple procedure which we have laid out below in full.

How to Request

Step 1 – The first step in acquiring a Certificate of Good Standing is to navigate to the business search portal within the website of the Minnesota Secretary of State. As you can see in our business search guide, you can search by business name and by file number. Regardless of your preferred search method you will eventually end up at a given entity’s information page.


Step 2 – From the information page you will be able to select Order Certificate at the top of the page. Select this link to continue.



Once selected, the website will generate a pop-up window asking you to click OK once you’ve verified that you are indeed willing to spend $15 on a certificate order.


Step 3 – You will now need to enter your delivery information, as the certificate will be sent through the mail. Select Next when finished.


Review the information you have submitted thus far and select Submit if it is, to the best of your knowledge, up-to-date and correct.


Step 4 – You will need to complete the payment within a third party website hosted by US Bank. To do so, select the Continue to US Bank link below the page displaying your order information.


Step 5 – If you have an account with US Bank you may sign in here. If not, please select Pay Without Registering to continue.


Step 6 – Complete the payment by submitting the following data to the provided fields and selecting Continue:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Card number
  • Expiration date
  • Card security code
  • Card billing address (if different)

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