Free Indiana Secretary of State Business Entities Search of Corporations, Limited Partnerships (LP), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) by Name or Client ID.

Indiana Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the Indiana Secretary of State.

Step 2 – Search corporations by Name or Client ID. When searching, you will want to type as many keywords as possible as the database will return every business entity with the selected terms.

Step 3 – On the query results page the database will pull a maximum of 5,000 records starting in alphabetical order. If you have returned too many to go through you may want to go back and make a more specific search.
The Secretary of State gives us a preview of the entity’s: name, type, and city/state of principal office address. Click on the corporation that best matches what you are trying to find.

Step 4 – On the entity current information page you can view all data on file with the Secretary of State including but not limited to: legal entity name and address, control number, status, type, incorporation date, expiration date, fictitious name, and the option for other services such as document lookup.
Your search is complete.


How to Create a Corporation in Indiana

Step 1 – Download and complete one of the Articles of Incorporation forms below:
Domestic ProfitFile Online – $90 – Allows for the formation of a corporation with the only requirement being the Principal Office Address must be in Indiana.
Domestic Non ProfitFile Online – $30
Foreign Profit – $90 – Allows a corporation located in another State to transact business within Indiana.
Foreign Non Profit – $30
Professional – $90 – For applicants that are certified professionals such as lawyers and doctors who wish to incorporate.

Step 2 – Attach the required filing fee (payable to the Indiana Secretary of State) and to the completed document and send to: CORPORATIONS DIVISION, 302 W. Washington Street Rm. E018, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Step 3 – After receiving your completed formation documents in the mail (estimated 10 to 14 business days), you will want to create an EIN Number in order to open a bank account. Apply online.

Reserve a Corporation Name
Step 1 – Download the Application For Reservation of Exclusive Use of Corporate Name or Fill in Online.

Step 2 – If filling in online you will have to pay the $20 filing fee at completion. If paper filing, enclose a check and send to the following address: Business Services Division, 302 W. Washington Street Room E018, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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Indiana Secretary of State LLC Search

Step 1 – Go to the Indiana Secretary of State.

Indiana LLC Search

Indiana LLC Search

Step 2 – As you can see in the above picture, you can search by Name or Client ID. When typing in the name of the company you are searching, you will want to be as descriptive as possible to narrow down the results. After you have typed in your selected terms, click on the ‘submit’ button or press ‘enter’ on your keyboard.
For our example, we will be searching the term ‘Indiana‘.

Indiana LLC Search Results

Indiana LLC Search Results

Step 3 – You are now able to view all the entities containing your keywords in the Indiana Secretary of State’s database. You are able to see a quick preview of the entity type and the City/State it is located.
Click on the LLC that best matches your intended search. If there were too many results, go back and add be more specific terms.

Indiana Secretary of State Entity Description Page

Indiana Secretary of State Entity Description Page

Step 4 – You have reached the conclusion of your search. Here you may view all the information with the Secretary of State pertaining to the company such as: principal office address, control number, status, formation date, expiration date, other names of the entity, and filing lookup options.

How to Form an LLC in Indiana

Step 1 – Download and fill out the Articles of Organization forms below:
DomesticFile Online – $90 – Allows an applicant to create a company. Only requirement is to have a principal office address in Indiana.
Foreign – $90 – For companies located outside the State and would like to transact business in Indiana.

Step 2 – Attach the filing fee to the completed document and send to the following address:
Business Services Division
302 W. Washington Street Room E018
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Step 3 – Wait 6 to 10 business days for the documents to return. Upon successful formation, you may apply for an EIN Number which will allow you to create a bank account in the name of your LLC.

Reserve an LLC Name
If you are not ready to incorporate but would like to own the rights to a specific entity name you will need to follow the instructions below.

Step 1 – Complete one of the name reservation form below:
DomesticFile Online – $20 – For companies that will be located within Indiana.
Foreign – $30 – For companies that are located outside of Indiana.

Step 3 – Enclose a check for the filing fee and send the completed document to:
Business Services Division
302 W. Washington Street Room E018
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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