Failure to file annual or biennial reports in a timely manner, or to maintain a registered agent in the state of Vermont, will result in the loss of a business entity's good standing with the Vermont Office of the Secretary of State. This is indicated by the business status reading either “terminated” or “inactive” depending on how long you have been out of compliance.
Only corporations, nonprofits, cooperatives, limited liability companies (LLC/PLC/L3C), limited liability partnerships (LLP), and mutual benefit enterprises (MBE) are eligible to file for reinstatement of good standing.
A status of “terminated” means that your business entity or nonprofit is not currently in good standing and has lost its authority to do business in the state of Vermont under its business name.
To reinstate the good standing of your “terminated” business entity or nonprofit, you must file an annual or biennial report online. Our Online Business Service Center will automatically charge the total fees for reinstatement.
A status of “inactive” means that your business entity or nonprofit is currently not in good standing, and has not only lost its authority to do business in the state of Vermont under its business name, but no longer retains the sole rights to its business name within the state.
To reinstate the good standing of your “inactive" business entity or nonprofit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your requirements (forms and fees) for reinstatement.
The subject line of your email should begin with “Reinstatement Request” and include the full business name of your entity as currently on record with the Vermont Office of the Secretary of State.