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

Search the Kansas Secretary of State for the following business entities: Corporations, General Partnerships (GP), Limited Partnerships (LP), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Limited Partnerships (LP), and Trademarks and Servicemarks.

Kansas Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 Go to the Kansas Secretary of State.

Step 2 – When searching the Database you have 4 options to choose as seen below:
Business Entities – Most Popular
Name Availability – Use if you are creating or reserving a corporation name and you want to see if it is available or not
Charitable Organizations
Trademark/Servicemark

Step 3 – You may search any of the options but for searching corporations you will want to click on the top link. From there you will have the option to search by:
Entity Name
Entity Identification (ID) Number
Keyword
Resident Agents Full Name
Resident Agent Partial Name

Step 4 – Depending on which type of search you do, (most common being to search By Entity Name) you will want to type in as much information as possible in order to have the results be narrowed to the fullest extent.

Step 5 – After making your query you will have a list of results and be able to preview the Name, ID Number, and Status with the Secretary of State. Find the corporation you were looking up and click on the ‘View Record’ button.

Step 6 – You have now completed your search and may be able to retrieve all the information regarding your corporation including the: Name, Formation Date, State of Organization, Registered Agent, and previous filings.
If you are the owner you may be able to file annual reports as well as make changes to the information listed.

 

Step 1 – Download below or File Online the Articles of Incorporation.
Domestic Profit – $90 – Most common. For the average person looking to incorporate.
Domestic Non Profit – $20
Foreign Profit – $115
Foreign Non Profit
Professional – $90 – For applicants with special certifications such as an attorney or medical physician.

Step 2 – If you are doing an online formation, you will want to pay the required filing fee at the completion. If you are doing a paper filing, you will want to attach the fee and send to the following address:
Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594

Step 3 – If you are planning to open a bank account after successful incorporation, you will need to apply for an EIN number. Takes about 10 minutes and you will receive your number instantaneously.

Reserve a Corporate Name

Step 1 – Download and complete the Kansas Corporation Name Reservation Form.

Step 2 – Attach $35 and send to:
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594

Kansas Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to the Kansas Secretary of State.

Kansas LLC Search

Kansas LLC Search

Step 2 – Search for an LLC by clicking on the Business Entity Database link or check to see if a company name exists by clicking on the Name Availability link.

Kansas LLC Search Options

Kansas LLC Search Options

Step 3 – You have 5 different ways to search for a company, the most popular being the search by Business Entity Name.
Business Entity Name
Business Entity ID
Partial Entity Name
Resident Agent’s Full Name
Resident Agent’s Partial Name

Business LLC Entity Search Bar

Business LLC Entity Search Bar

Step 4 – When preforming a search by name, you want to ensure that you type as many keywords as possible to narrow down the results. The system will query and return all entities that match your intended keywords.

Business Entity Search Results

Business Entity Search Results

Step 5 – After you have typed in your search, you will be able to sort through the results and see if you are able to find the LLC you intended to find. The Secretary of State gives you a preview of viewing the entity’s: identification number, name, and status.
Click on the ‘View Record’ button to view.

Business LLC Summary Page

Business LLC Summary Page

Step 6 – You have completed your search and able to view any and all information about the company listed with the Secretary of State’s office including but not limited to: Formation Date, State of Organization, Current Status, Resident Agent Data, and all previous filings.

How to Create a Corporation in Kansas

Step 1 – File Online or download and fill out one of the Articles of Organization forms below:
Domestic – $165
Domestic Series – $250
Foreign – $165
Foreign Series – $250
Professional – $165

Step 2 – If you are filing the form online pay the filing fee at the completion of filling in the form.
If you are preforming a paper filing, enclose a check payable to the Kansas Secretary of State and send to:
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594

Step 3 – You will receive your completed formation within 5 to 7 business days. If you want to open a bank account, you will need to go online and apply for an EIN number. The process will take about 10 minutes and a number will be issued immediately.

How to Reserve a Company Name

Step 1 – Download and complete the Application for LLC Name.

Step 2 – Attach the $35 filing fee and send to:
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594

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