Closing an AWS GovCloud (US) Account - AWS GovCloud (US)

Closing an AWS GovCloud (US) Account

The following instructions describe the process to close an AWS GovCloud (US) account. Because AWS account management functions are not available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Management Console, closing an AWS GovCloud account may require additional steps.

Note

There is no ‘Close Account’ option available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Management Console as there is in the standard AWS account Management Console.

Users can either close both the standard AWS account and the AWS GovCloud account that it’s linked to or close just the AWS GovCloud account.

Closing both Standard and AWS GovCloud accounts:

  • If you wish to close both your AWS Standard account and its’ associated AWS GovCloud (US) account, you can use the ‘Close Account’ option available in the standard account console.

  • The GovCloud account will close within the next billing cycle (similar to the standard AWS account). If you run into issues with billing/access to the GovCloud console after this time, please submit a Support Case via the standard account, referencing the issue and the GovCloud Account ID.

Closing the AWS GovCloud account only:

  • To close the GovCloud account, you must first terminate all resources currently running in the AWS GovCloud (US) account (both regions if applicable).

  • Delete all IAM users.

  • Rotate and delete the Access Keys for the GovCloud account.

    Note

    The IAM permission stack to access the AWS GovCloud (US) Management Console will still exist, but users will no longer be able to log into the console or create AWS resources. The standard account access/resources will remain the same.