Organizations / Client / close_account



Closes an Amazon Web Services member account within an organization. You can close an account when all features are enabled. You can’t close the management account with this API. This is an asynchronous request that Amazon Web Services performs in the background. Because CloseAccount operates asynchronously, it can return a successful completion message even though account closure might still be in progress. You need to wait a few minutes before the account is fully closed. To check the status of the request, do one of the following:

  • Use the AccountId that you sent in the CloseAccount request to provide as a parameter to the DescribeAccount operation. While the close account request is in progress, Account status will indicate PENDING_CLOSURE. When the close account request completes, the status will change to SUSPENDED.

  • Check the CloudTrail log for the CloseAccountResult event that gets published after the account closes successfully. For information on using CloudTrail with Organizations, see Logging and monitoring in Organizations in the Organizations User Guide.


  • You can close only 10% of member accounts, between 10 and 1000, within a rolling 30 day period. This quota is not bound by a calendar month, but starts when you close an account. After you reach this limit, you can close additional accounts. For more information, see Closing a member account in your organization and `Quotas for Organizations <>`__in the Organizations User Guide.

  • To reinstate a closed account, contact Amazon Web Services Support within the 90-day grace period while the account is in SUSPENDED status.

  • If the Amazon Web Services account you attempt to close is linked to an Amazon Web Services GovCloud (US) account, the CloseAccount request will close both accounts. To learn important pre-closure details, see Closing an Amazon Web Services GovCloud (US) account in the Amazon Web Services GovCloud User Guide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.close_account(

AccountId (string) –


Retrieves the Amazon Web Services account Id for the current CloseAccount API request.




  • Organizations.Client.exceptions.AccessDeniedException

  • Organizations.Client.exceptions.AccountAlreadyClosedException

  • Organizations.Client.exceptions.AccountNotFoundException

  • Organizations.Client.exceptions.AWSOrganizationsNotInUseException

  • Organizations.Client.exceptions.ConcurrentModificationException

  • Organizations.Client.exceptions.ConflictException

  • Organizations.Client.exceptions.ConstraintViolationException

  • Organizations.Client.exceptions.InvalidInputException

  • Organizations.Client.exceptions.ServiceException

  • Organizations.Client.exceptions.TooManyRequestsException

  • Organizations.Client.exceptions.UnsupportedAPIEndpointException