Search the Idaho Secretary of State Business Entities Database by Name. This free tool allows a user to search for any: Corporation, General Partnership (GP), Limited Partnership (LP), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), and Limited Liability Company (LLC).

Idaho Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the Idaho Secretary of State.

Step 2 – Search for a corporation by name, city, organizational ID/Filing Number, registered agent name, registered agent city, or date of origination. If you decide to query by name make sure to add as many keywords as possible as the system will purge all business entities that contain the terms entered.

Step 3 – This is the tough part, sorting through your results. The Secretary of State does help us out by giving us a preview of the entity’s organizational ID, filing date, and status. Find your desired corporation and click on the View Details link.

Step 4 – You have reached the Entity Description Page and the conclusion of your search. From here you may be able to obtain the corporation’s: type of business, state of origin, date of incorporation, registered agent and address, number of stock shares, and all previously filed documents.

How to Create a Corporation in Idaho

Step 1 – Download and fill in the Articles of Incorporation forms on your computer. If filled in by hand there is an additional $20 fee.
Domestic ProfitMost Popular – $100 – Allows an applicant to incorporate with a principal place of business in Idaho.
Domestic Non-Profit – $30
Foreign Profit – $100
Foreign Non-Profit – $30
Professional – $100 – For applicants who hold a professional certification with the State such as an attorney or doctor.

Step 2 – Attach the filing fee made payable to the Secretary of State and send to:
Office of the Secretary of State
450 N 4th Street
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0080

Step 3 – After receiving your entity in the mail (approximately 8 to 10 business days) you will need to apply for a Tax ID Number (EIN) in order to establish a bank account.

Reserve a Corporation Name

Step 1 – Download and complete (on your computer) the Application For Reservation of Legal Entity Name.

Step 2 – Enclose a check for $20 with the completed form and send to:
Office of the Secretary of State
450 N 4th Street
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0080

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Idaho Secretary of State LLC Search

Step 1 – Go to the Idaho Secretary of State.

Idaho LLC Search

Idaho LLC Search

Step 2 – Search for an LLC by Entity: Name, City, Organizational ID/Filing Number, Registered Agent Name, Registered Agent City, and Date of Origination.
The most popular way to search is by name. This allows you to enter keywords and query the database which will pull all companies that contain those specific terms.
For our example we will be searching the term ‘idaho llc’.

Idaho LLC Results

Idaho LLC Results

Step 3 – The Secretary of State allows you to preview the entities in the search results by viewing the organizational ID, principal office address, filing date, and what type of entity it is. Now you can see your results from your search and may select the LLC that you requested

Idaho LLC Data Page

Idaho LLC Data Page

Step 4 – If you have reached this point you have concluded your search. This data page lists all the information on file with the Secretary of State including: type of business, status, state and date of origination, registered agent and address, file number and the list of all filings including annual reports.

How to Create an LLC in Idaho

Step 1 – Fill out one of the Certificate of Formation forms below.
Domestic – Most Popular – Allows an applicant to register a company as long as he or she had an office address in Idaho.
Foreign – For all companies located outside the State that wish to conduct business in Idaho.
Professional – For professionally licensed people such as doctors or attorneys.

Step 2 – Attach the filing fee of $100 and send to:
Office of the Secretary of State
450 N 4th Street
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0080

Step 3 – If you are looking to open a bank account with your newly formed LLC you will need to apply online for a Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Reserve a Company Name

Step 1 – Download and Fill in (on your computer) the Name Reservation Form.

Step 2 – Enclose the $20 filing fee and send to:
Office of the Secretary of State
450 N 4th Street
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0080

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