Search For a Business Entity

Step 1 – Click on the State where you would like to look-up an entity. In the first step of every one of the instructional guides, we provide the official link to the Secretary of State’s business database where you can find owners, officers and registered agents along with all the information on file.

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Washington



West Virginia



Wisconsin


Wyoming

 


Check Availability – If you are looking to check to see if a specific entity name is available, you may also use this to make sure it has not been previously registered.

Step 2 – Every State allows for a user to search by the name of the organization {Business Trust, Cooperative, Corporation, General Partnership (GP), Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP), or Limited Partnership (LP)}. I
t is highly recommended that you use as many unique terms when trying to find your desired listing as the database will show you all matching listings.

Step 3 – Scroll through the results and click on the entity that most matches what you were looking up. Typically, you will be able to see all the information on file withe the Secretary of State including the entity’s: ID Number, Principal Office Address, Formation Date, State of Incorporation, Officer’s, Registered Agent (Name and Address), Fictitious Names (if any), Officers (Pres, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.), and be able to view copies (in Adobe PDF) of all previous filings.
If you are the owner or representative – You may be able to file annual reports online as well as order certified documents.

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