Certificate of Legal Existence

Certificate of Legal Existence

Certificate of Legal Existence (Good Standing)

A Certificate of Legal Existence (called a Certificate of Good Standing in some states) verifies that a business entity is registered with our office and is up-to-date with the filing obligations of the Secretary of the State. It is often required by banks and other financial institutions in conjunction with closings and other financial transactions.

A Certificate of Legal Existence from our office is not a required document to form a new business.
Download PDF to request Certificate of Legal Existence.

If you have any questions about Certificates of Legal Existence, please email our office at crd@ct.gov or call (860) 509-6003.

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