Like many Secretary of State websites, North Carolina has offered the opportunity to create an account through which you can manage your business entities once they’ve been created. This should not be confused with the option of e-registration, because as of yet, there exists no online method of filing for any business type in this state. That being said, in order to purchase a Certificate of Good Standing/Existence online, and not through the traditional mail request method, the user must create an account with the government website.

How to Register

Step 1- The first thing you’re going to need to do is navigate to this webpage where you will see the account login credential fields. Under it, you will be able to hopefully identify the Click here to create new account link. If you do, go ahead and click on it.


Step 2- The next page will have you providing all the information the North Carolinian government deems necessary to maintain an online account with their website. This will include the following:

  • Entity name
  • Full address
  • Telephone number
  • Contact, notification and billing email addresses
  • User name
  • Password (and again to verify)
  • Enable electronic check payment (yes/no)


Step 3- Once all of the information has been completed, the next page will have you reviewing the information that you’ve submitted before clicking Logon. This will give you access to all the features available to account holders. For future logons, you will be able to navigate to the website found in Step 1 and enter your newly created user name and password into the login fields. That’s all there is to it. Good luck!


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