The Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations has learned that many new businesses are receiving a mailing (PDF) intended to deceive and defraud them. Visit our Scams page for more information.
Act 170 of 2016 (effective February 21, 2017): New Laws on General Partnerships (including Limited Liability Partnerships), Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Coming to Pennsylvania (PDF)
Act 135 of 2016 (effective January 2, 2017): Business Fee exemption for Veteran-Owned and Reservist-Owned Small Businesses (PDF)
Subsistence Certificates/Certificates of Registration
As of July 2015, what was formerly known as a Good Standing Certificate is now referred to as a Subsistence Certificate for domestic filing entities and a Certificate of Registration for registered foreign associations.
Pennfile allows you to submit your filing application electronically, but your application still requires human review. Please allow 7 to 10 business days for processing. Upon completion your documents will be returned via email.
As we work to digitize our Corporate database, you may notice that some documents are readily available while others require scanning. When ordering documents that have not been scanned yet, we ask that you allow up to five business days for your order to be processed. Once your order is processed, you will be invoiced $3 per page. Within 24 hours of final payment, your documents will emailed to you.
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