Standing Certificates

Important Announcement regarding Credit Card Convenience Fees Effective July 1, 2015, credit card payments will be subject to a convenience fee for several online legal business filing services offered by the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. These online services include Standing Certificates, Annual Reports and Business Reinstatements, Business Endings, and Amended Certificates of Incorporation. The services will continue to offer an electronic payment option that does not include a convenience fee. For additional information regarding these services, please contact DORESs Business Tax Hotline at 609-292-9292.

Standing certificates attest to the legal status of business entities such as corporations and limited liability companies operating in New Jersey. The certificates are certified under the seal of the State Treasurer and serve as legal documents. There are 3 types of Standing Certificates and all are available online. The most commonly requested certificate is the Short Form Standing. To order a Short or Long Form Standing, use Order Certificate. To learn more about the types of Standing certificates, or their associated fees, use Learn more.

You may validate that a Standing certificate was issued by the State of New Jersey. Validation is available for all online Standing certificates ordered after MM/DD/YYYY. If you have a Standing Certificate that needs to be validated, use Validate Certificate

Please note:
If you have just filed your Annual Report online, you must wait 1 business day before the changes will be shown on any standing certificate. Also, if you are unable to print your standing certificate please e-mail us at:

Please make sure to provide your confirmation number and let us know what type of standing was ordered. We will e-mail you the document if the payment was authorized.

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