Hawaii Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to the Hawaii Secretary of State.

Hawaii LLC Search

Hawaii LLC Search

Step 2 – In Hawaii, you may only search BY NAME when looking up an LLC. When searching, it is highly recommended that you type in as many keywords as possible as the database will pull all records that match the terms of your query.
For Our Example We Will Be Typing in the Word ‘Hawaii’

Hawaii LLC Search Results

Hawaii LLC Search Results

Step 3 – As you can see the term ‘Hawaii’ is very common with businesses and pulled a whopping 26,383 different entities. This would be nearly impossible to sort through all these entities if looking for a specific LLC.
As you scroll through and look you will see the Secretary of State provides a preview of the File Number, Type, and Status. Select the LLC that best matches your intended query

Hawaii LLC Entity Page

Hawaii LLC Entity Page

Step 4 – This is the LLC Entity Page that allows you to lookup all information including but not limited to the: principal office address, registered agent name and address, members (owners), managers, and etc.

How to Create an LLC in Hawaii

Step 1 – You will need to either fill out the Articles of Organization forms online or download and complete below.
Domestic – Most Popular – To be used only if there will be a principal office address in Hawaii.
Foreign – To be used if a company is located outside the State and looking to do business in Hawaii.

Step 2 – If filling out online you will need to pay the $50 filing fee.
If filling out on paper a check will need to be enclosed for $50 and sent to:
STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Business Registration Division
P.O. Box 40
Honolulu, Hawaii 96810

If you are seeking a bank account for your LLC you will need to apply for an EIN Number (Tax ID).

Reserve a Company Name in Hawaii

Step 1 – Download and complete the Name Reservation Form.

Step 2 – Attach the $10 filing fee (payable to the Secretary of State) and send to:
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Business Registration Division
335 Merchant Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 40, Honolulu, Hawaii 96810

United States