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Certificates of Good Standing

Obtain a Certificate of Good Standing
You may purchase and immediately print a Certificate of Good Standing for a corporation or LLC after satisfying all requirements of the relevant Illinois statutes. Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

You also may purchase a Certificate of Good Standing for a $27.50 fee by calling 217-782-6875. Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. You also may submit your request in writing along with a $25 fee payable by check to Illinois Secretary of State to: Secretary of State Corporations Division, 501 S. Second St., 3rd Fl., Springfield, IL 62756.

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Corporations

Obtain a Corporation Annual Report or Articles of Incorporation
Submit your request for an Annual Report or Articles of Incorporation in writing along with a $25 fee, payable by check to Illinois Secretary of State to: Secretary of State Corporations Division, 501 S. Second St., 3rd Fl., Springfield, IL 62756. You also may submit your request for a $27.50 fee by calling 217-782-6875. Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. The Annual Report contains the names of the officers and directors of the corporation or company, but ownership is not on record with the Secretary of State’s office.

Check the Status of a Corporation
Visit the Corporate/LLC Information Search page and enter the exact name or a file number.

Reinstate a Corporation
To reinstate a corporation, you must file BCA 12.45, Application for Reinstatement, in duplicate with the Secretary of State’s office. You also must file Annual Reports for the years that were not filed. For more information, please call 217-785-5782.

Transact Business in Illinois
A corporation must complete BCA-13.15, Application for Authority to Transact Business in Illinois. Forms must be submitted in duplicate and accompanied by the appropriate certified copy of the Articles of Incorporation and any amendments, or Articles of Organization as amended, from the state in which the company is currently organized.

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Publications and Forms

Locate Business Publications and Forms
Visit the Publications and Forms section.

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LLC

Organize a Limited Liability Company in Illinois
To organize a Limited Liability Company in Illinois, complete and submit LLC-5.5, Articles of Organization. Sole proprietorships are filed only at the county level. Check with your County Recorder's office to determine filing requirements. For more information on limited liability companies (LLCs), please contact: Liability Limitations Division, 501 S. Second St., 351 Howlett Building, Springfield, IL 62756, 217-524-8008.

Transact Business in Illinois
A limited liability company must complete LLC 45.5, Application for Admission to Transact Business. Forms must be submitted in duplicate and accompanied by a certificate of good standing from the state where the company is organized.

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UCC

Prepare UCC Forms

UCC Filing Fees

Mail to:
Illinois Secretary of State
UCC Division
501 S. Second St., Rm. 350 W
Springfield, IL 62756

In Lieu of UCC Financing Statements

Obtain UCC Forms for County Recorders

For more information, please call the UCC Division at 217-782-7518.

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