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Also Known As A Certificate of Status, Certificate of Existence, Etc.​
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New Jersey Certificate of Good Standing

Operating a business generally requires the owner of the enterprise to apply for and periodically renew a number of licenses, permits, and other types of legal documents that enable them to conduct operations legally. Many of these permits are issued by the state where the business is located. Among the dizzying variety of business licenses you may need to obtain is something called a certificate of good standing

Every state uses some form of a certificate of good standing, although the specific name may differ. Other states might call it a certificate of status, certificate of existence, certificate of compliance, certificate of authentication, or certificate of authorization. The State of New Jersey tends to call it a “standing certificate.” Under any name, however, its function always remains the same—it indicates the business’ compliance with state law. 

With FastFilings, getting your New Jersey good standing certificate is a snap. All you need to do is spend a couple of minutes inputting some basic data into our online ordering system. We’ll get the relevant paperwork to you shortly.

What Is a New Jersey Certificate of Good Standing?

A good standing certificate legally verifies several important pieces of information relating to your business and its operations. It shows the date that your business was officially registered with the State of New Jersey; the name of your registered agent; what kind of business structure you operate under (e.g., LLC, corporation, etc.); that you are current with your annual reports; and that you are currently active in good standing.

In New Jersey, a good standing certificate is officially issued by the state Treasurer. It bears the state’s official seal as well as the Acting Treasurer’s signature. It is considered a valid legal document. Therefore, your standing certificate can be presented in a New Jersey courtroom or delivered to another business or state agency to prove certain facts pertaining to your business, such as compliance with filing schedules. 

New Jersey can provide a short-form certificate of good standing, a long-form certificate including officers and directors, or a long-form certificate including charter documents.

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How Do I Get a Certificate of Good Standing in New Jersey?

You can obtain a standing certificate from the state of New Jersey if you are up to date with all your filing requirements, including your annual report, and have paid all fees owed to the state at the present time. Otherwise, it may be necessary to catch up on any delinquent obligations that apply to your business before you can get a certificate of good standing. To put it another way, you need to be in actual good standing with the state of New Jersey in order to obtain a good standing certificate

In New Jersey, only certain types of businesses need to file formation documents with the Department of Treasury. These are:   

  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Limited partnerships (LPs)
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
  • C-Corporations (C-Corps)
  • S-Corporations (S-Corps)

If you have a sole proprietorship or a general partnership, you do not need to register with the state, and therefore you cannot obtain an NJ certificate of good standing.

You can always obtain a good standing certificate directly from the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, but there’s no need to go through the bother of navigating your way through the ordering process. With FastFilings, you have easy access to the internet’s most convenient ordering form for obtaining a New Jersey certificate of status. We’ll do most of the legwork for you.

Do You Need a Certificate of Good Standing in New Jersey?

A good standing certificate is not necessary for normal business operations. You are not required to keep one in your files or post it in a publicly accessible area at your place of business. Starting a business in New Jersey does not require a good standing certificate. A certificate of good standing should not be confused with a standard business license or permit, which you are generally required to possess and update as needed.

Nonetheless, there are certain specific occasions when you are expected to be able to produce a valid certificate of good standing in New Jersey. These include but are not limited to:

  • Applying for a business loan
  • Opening a payment processing account 
  • Obtaining business insurance   
  • Renewing a business license
  • Establishing a line of business credit  
  • Securing investment funding
  • Launching a new location in another state
  • Selling your business

An up-to-date certificate of good standing is often necessary for these purposes, as well as similar business transactions. 

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How to Make Sure Your New Jersey Business Is Compliant

Staying current with all your state fees and filings is essential if you expect to get a certificate of good standing. This includes ensuring that you have sent in your annual report prior to requesting your certificate. If you have any overdue obligations, be sure to address them prior to making your request for a New Jersey certificate of status.

How FastFilings Can Help with Your New Jersey Certificate of Good Standing

FastFilings makes it a simple matter to order a New Jersey certificate of good standing that is useful for a variety of legal purposes. You just need to spend a few minutes typing some business data into our online ordering system. Be sure to have the following info ready:

  • Official name of the business 
  • The 10-digit business ID
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