Category Archives: Colorado Secretary of State (SOS) Taxable Business Entity Search

Secretary of State Colorado Business Entity Search allows for anyone to lookup a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), or a trademark. Search by: business name, trademark, trade name, ID/document number, as well as if a entity name is available.

Colorado Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the Colorado Secretary of State.

Step 2 – To start, type in either the business name, trademark name, or ID/document number of the corporation. You want to make your search as specific as possible as your lookup will pull all entities with the keywords in the Secretary of State’s database.

Step 3 – After you have type in your search you will be brought to a page that will have a return of all your results. The preview will give you a preview of the corporation that includes: ID number, document number, entity name, form originally filed, status, and formation date.

Step 4 – Click on the ID number to look at all the corporation information listed with the Secretary of State. Your search is now complete.

Create a Corporation in Colorado

Step 1 – All corporate formations in Colorado are done online with the Secretary of State.

Click Here to Create a Profit Corporation – If you need help here are instructions.
Click Here to Create a Non Profit Corporation – If you need help here are instructions.

Step 2 – Pay the $50 filing fee at the end of the session and you will receive your official corporation in the mail within 7 to 10 business days.

*If you are seeking to open a bank account with your corporation, you will need to request a Tax ID (EIN) Number from the IRS. File Online and takes about 10 minutes and you will receive it instantly.

How to Reserve a Corporation Name in Colorado

In Colorado, you can reserve a corporation name online by going here.

Colorado Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to the Colorado Secretary of State.

Colorado LLC Search

Colorado LLC Search

Step 2 – Now you are able to search for an LLC by name. Type in the keywords and be sure to type as much as you can as to get the best result. The Secretary of State’s database will lookup every LLC matching the keywords that you typed.
For our sample, we are going to type in the keyword ‘subway’.

Colorado LLC Search Results

Colorado LLC Search Results

Step 3 – As you can see our searched turned up 395 matching entities with the name ‘subway’ in it. When doing your search, if you received this many results you may want to add a few more keywords to narrow down the results.
To show what an entity card looks like for an LLC we are going to click on the 5th result.

Colorado LLC Entity Card

Colorado LLC Entity Card

Step 4 – Now you can see all the information listed with the Secretary of State about the specific LLC. This is public information and can be used for personal or business purposes.

Create an LLC in Colorado

Step 1 – Fill in the Articles of Organization online with the Secretary of State here.

Step 2 – At the end of the session you will be instructed to pay the $50 filing fee. Your official LLC will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 business days.

*If you will be setting up a bank account with your LLC after formation you will need to get a EIN (Tax ID) number from the IRS. Apply Online and it only takes 10 minutes. You will receive your number immediately after completion.

Reserve an LLC Name in Colorado

Step 1 – The Colorado name reservation form is now available to fill out online.

Step 2 – At the end of the form you will be asked to pay the required filing fee depending on your LLC type. The Secretary of State will then send you the name reservation certificate via standard mail.

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