Colorado LLC Certificate of Good Standing

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After you start a Colorado LLC, a bank or other company might ask for a Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of State for your LLC. Here’s how to request one:

Colorado LLC - Certificate of Good Standing

Obtain Your Certificate of Good Standing

Colorado Secretary of State: Business Database Search

Who Needs Your Certificate of Good Standing

A Certificate of Good Standing may be requested by:

  • Your bank when you are opening a business account
  • A title company if your LLC is purchasing real estate
  • Any 3rd party that needs to confirm your LLC is in good standing

Colorado Secretary of State Contact Info

Colorado Secretary of State
Business Organizations
Phone: 303-894-2200 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm Mountain Time)
Email: business@sos.state.co.us (they reply fast)

Matt Horwitz


Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Matt Horwitz has been the leading expert on LLC education for the past decade. He founded LLC University in 2010 after realizing people needed simple and actionable instructions to start an LLC that other companies weren't offering. He's cited by Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and the US Chamber of Commerce, and was featured by CNBC and InventRight.
 
Matt holds a Bachelor's Degree in business from Drexel University with a concentration in business law. He performs extensive research and analysis to convert state laws into simple instructions anyone can follow to form their LLC - all for free! Read more about Matt Horwitz and LLC University.

10 comments on “Colorado Certificate of Good Standing”

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  1. I want to thank you for putting this together. Starting a business is scary and you took a lot of the scary out of it form me. I am amazed that you give free advise. Not only free but great advise.
    Thank you so much.

    • Hey Bonnie, you’re very welcome! I’m so happy we could help take the “scare” out of starting an LLC :) Best wishes with your business!

  2. Hey Matt~
    Thank you SO much for the walk through of this process! It was really helpful, especially as I’m learning so much in so many areas as I launch… appreciate the clear, helpful guidance and support.

    Best to you!

    • Hi Lynn, you’re very welcome! Glad to hear it was so helpful :)

  3. I just set up and registered a new LLC and presto I got a “official looking” form from CO.service wanting money ($74.50) for a cert in Good Standing which can be obtained for FREE from you this is obviously very decpetive and using the public access registration forms to prey on people for needless things!!

    • I know, I hate this stuff with a passion. It’s such crap! Make sure to look at any official looking correspondence carefully. Usually on the back it’ll say something like “this is not a bill” and “we are not a government agency”. Letters like this can simply be thrown away. I hear you though. They prey on the misinformed and are very misleading. What a lame business model.

    • I totally got one of these in the mail too and I am so glad I researched it before I just paid up! Amazing how they can get away with this.

      • Hey Amy, I’m so glad you didn’t pay. I know, it’s astonishing and unfortunate. The states do work to shut these operations down. But more and more pop up.

  4. Matt, I want to express my sincerest gratitude for your comprehensive, logical, and invaluable resource. I’m in the process of starting my business in CO while still living in VA. Establishing an LLC was one of my dreaded “to do” list items. I allocated a week of library research time and braced for the suck. I stumbled (Google certainly helped) across your website – what a blessing! In two days I established my LLC, obtained an EIN from the IRS, wrote my Operating Agreement and secured a Certificate of Good Standing. I can’t thank you enough for providing this free service, it help demystify so many elements of the LLC process and saved me a week of headache and worry. Thank You!

    • Enrique! Wow, thank you so much for sharing all that. Really… YOU are why we build what we build and aim to help as many people as possible. It’s so much more rewarding when we hear from kind people like yourself. I’m so happy you were able to do everything yourself, save money, and now feel empowered and confident to grow your new business. We wish you all the best! :)

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