Use the Concord Online Database provided by the Secretary of State to search Business Entities in Connecticut. The search is includes but is not limited to all: corporations, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies (LLC), and limited liability partnerships (LLP). Search either by Business: Name, Business ID, or Business Filing Number.

Connecticut Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the Connecticut Secretary of State.

Step 2 – You may search the corporations database to look for a specific entity by: Name, Business ID, or Filing Number. If searching by name, you want to make sure that you specify as much as you can the corporation name that you are looking for as the system will pull every word that contains the keywords entered.

Step 3 – You now have a list of the corporations that contain your keyword(s) as well as the business: ID, Status, and Address if applicable. Select the name to see further information.

Step 4 – After selecting, you are now on the entity information page that publicly shows the corporation: name, address, state of incorporation, date of incorporation, registered agent, registered agent’s address, and the residence address of registered agent.

How to Create a Corporation in Connecticut

Step 1 – An applicant must first fill out one of the Articles of Incorporation form listed below.
Domestic Non Profit – $50
Domestic ProfitMost Popular – $100
Foreign (Profit and Non Profit) – $385
Religious – $50

Step 2 – The applicant will also have to attach the filing fee listed above and attach to the form. Send the fee and completed document to the Connecticut Secretary of State’s office located at: COMMERCIAL RECORDING DIVISION, CONNECTICUT SECRETARY OF THE STATE, P.O. BOX 150470, HARTFORD, CT 06115-0470

How to Reserve a Corporation Name in Connecticut

Step 1 – Download and complete the Application for Reservation of Name.

Step 2 – Attach a check payable to the Connecticut Secretary of State for $60 and send to:
COMMERCIAL RECORDING DIVISION, P.O. BOX 150470, HARTFORD, CT 06115-0470.

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Connecticut Secretary of State LLC Search

Step 1 – Go to the Connecticut Secretary of State.

Connecticut LLC Search By Name

Connecticut LLC Search By Name

Step 2 – As you can see above, you may search for a business LLC by name, ID, or filing number. You want to type in as many keywords of the entity you are searching as the database will pull every LLC that contains the keywords selected.
For our sample search, we are going to use the keyword ‘Phils‘ to see what it returns.

Search Results for Connecticut LLC

Search Results for Connecticut LLC

Step 3 – Our search result came up with 2 matching entities and only 1 that was an LLC. This preview gives you the name of the entity as well as the: Business ID, Status, and Address.
Click on the result that best matches your results. (We will be clicking on the 2nd result).

Connecticut LLC Entity Page

Connecticut LLC Entity Page

Step 4 – The information that is on this page is public information and is all the details of the LLC that is on file with the Secretary of State’s office.

How to Make an LLC in Connecticut

Step 1 – Download and fill out one of the Articles of Organization forms below. This is the official form for creating an LLC in Connecticut.
Domestic – Most Popular
Foreign

Step 2 – Attach the $120 filing fee (payable to the Connecticut Secretary of State) and send to: COMMERCIAL RECORDING DIVISION, P.O. BOX 150470, HARTFORD, CT 06115-0470.

How to Reserve an LLC Name

Step 1 – Fill in the Connecticut Name Reservation Form.

Step 2 – Attach the $60 filing fee and send to: COMMERCIAL RECORDING DIVISION, P.O. BOX 150470, HARTFORD, CT 06115-0470.

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