Secretary of State
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Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564

Certificates of Good Standing

To obtain a Certificate of Good Standing (CGS), first perform a business entity search on the company for which you need these documents.

When you view the search results you will see a button to order a CGS. The CGS can be ordered online by using this button. If you order online, you may pay the fee at the time of your order using a credit card, checking account, or subscriber account. If you order online, you must provide an email address to receive an order confirmation from our office and you must print the certificate on your own printer.

If instead you would like to order the CGS by phone or mail, you may call us at (785) 296-4564 and provide payment with credit card or mail us your request to the address above, with a check. This option, the paper request, (ordering by phone or mail) has a higher fee than the online request.

Fees Online Request Paper Request
Certificate of Good Standing $10 $15

To verify the validity of a CGS:
If you have a CGS that you need to verify, click here. You will be asked to provide the verification code at the bottom of the certificate.

What is a CGS?
A Certificate of Good Standing is a certificate issued by the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office certifying that a business has complied with the applicable provisions of the laws of the state of Kansas, is in good standing, and authorized to transact business or to conduct affairs within this state.