WARNING! A non-governmental firm called "IL Certificate Service" is contacting Illinois businesses in an attempt to collect an $87 fee for a form entitled a "Certificate of Status". Please be aware that corporations, LLC's and other business organizations in Illinois are NOT required by law to obtain said "Certificate of Status". THIS IS A SCAM! It is recommended that business organizations in Illinois ignore this solicitation and do NOT reply to the solicitation. If a business organization requires a certificate of status, also known as a certificate of good standing, it can be obtained from this website for a fee of $25 for corporations and LLC's and $5 for not-for-profit corporations.
Note the following procedures will be in place for documents submitted to the Department of Business Services:
- Expedited and routine service document drop off is available at the Springfield and Chicago offices.
- Please ensure documents are completed before arrival, as no area for completion will be available at this time.
- Credit Card is the preferred form of payment at this time. Copy Request/Create a Payment Account
- Documents will not be processed while customers wait.
- Documents will be processed in the order in which they are received; expedited filings will receive the "Filed" date on which they were submitted.
- Please provide telephone number and email address on the cover sheet available at the front desk, in the event our office requires additional information on the submitted documents.
501 S. Second St., Rm. 350
Springfield, IL 62756
Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
69 W. Washington St., Ste. 1240
Chicago, IL 60602
Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Walk-ins for document processing.
Mon.–Fri. 4:30 p.m.–5 p.m.
Walk-ins ONLY for document drop-offs or pickups.
- Authenticate a Certificate
- Business/Not-for-Profit Corporations
- Board Diversity Reporting-Female and Minority Directors Report
- Corp Annual Report
- Corp Articles of Incorporation
- Corp Assumed Name Adoption
- Corp Assumed Name Renewal
- Corp Certificate of Good Standing
- Corp Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office
- Corp/LLC Search
- Corp Name Change Amendment
- Corp Reinstatements
- How Do I?
- Limited Liability Companies
- LLC Annual Report
- LLC Articles of Organization
- LLC Assumed Name Adoption
- LLC Assumed Name Renewal
- LLC Certificate of Good Standing
- LLC Name Change Amendment
- LLC Registered Agent or Address Change
- LLC Reinstatements
- NFP Annual Report
- NFP Articles of Incorporation
- NFP Certificate of Good Standing
- NFP Reinstatements
- Quarterly Business Entity Filing Statistics
- Publications and Forms
- Uniform Commercial Code
- Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Filings