Search the Louisiana Secretary of State Database to lookup Entities by Corporation and Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name, Charter Number, Trade Registration Number, Officer Name, and Registered Agent.

Louisiana Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the Louisiana Secretary of State.

Step 2 – On the Secretary of State’s webpage, you may search for a corporation either by: name, charter number, registration number, officer name, or registered agent name.
If searching by entity name (most common), you will want to type in as many matching terms as possible. The system will then do a search and pull every corporation that matches the keywords entered.
See Search Instructions if you need help.

Step 3 – After making your search, you will be brought to the results page. Here you will be given a preview of the entity’s: name, type, and city of principal office. Click on the ‘Details’ button to view more information.

Step 4 – You have reached the Entity Information Page which lists all the data located at the Secretary of State’s office about the specific corporation. You are able to view: business name, charter number, registration date, principal business address, registered agent, status, and all previous filings.


Create a Corporation in Louisiana

Step 1 – Download and fill in one of the Articles of Incorporation forms below:
Domestic Profit – $60 – Most common for applicants setting up a business in Louisiana.
Domestic Non-Profit – $60
Foreign (For Profit and Non-Profit) – $100 – For all corporations located outside the State that would like to transact business in Louisiana.

Step 2 – Send the filing fee and the completed form to the Secretary of State located at:
Commercial Division
PO Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

Step 3 – If you are planning on opening a bank account in the name of your corporation, you will want to apply for an EIN (Tax ID Number).

Reserve a Corporation Name

Step 1 – Download and complete the Entity Name Reservation.

Step 2 – Attach the $25 filing fee and send to the Secretary of State’s office located at:
Commercial Division
PO Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

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Louisiana Secretary of State LLC Search

Step 1 – Go to Louisiana Secretary of State.

Louisiana LLC Search

Louisiana LLC Search

Step 2 – You are able to search for a specific company at the Louisiana Secretary of State by it’s: name, charter or trade registration number, and by officer or registered agent’s name. The most common way to lookup an LLC is by searching by name. Be sure to add as many terms as possible when entering in your keywords as the database will return all results that contain the keywords typed.

Louisiana Entity Results

Step 3 – Viewing your results, you get a preview of the entity: name, type, city, and the option to see more information by clicking on the ‘details’ button. After you have found the entity you were searching click on the ‘details’ button.

Entity Details Page

Step 4 – You are now at the page that holds all the information about the LLC that is on file with the Secretary of State including company: name, type, city, status (active or inactive, previous names, charter number, registration date, domicile address, mailing address, formation date, last report filed, registered agent, officer(s), and all previous filings/amendments.

Create an LLC in Louisiana

Step 1 – Download one of the Articles of Organization forms below:
Domestic – $75 – Most common for residents looking to form an LLC in Louisiana.
Foreign – $125 – For companies located outside of Louisiana and would like to operate in the State.
Low Income – $75

Step 2 – Attach the filing and send to the Secretary of State’s office at the following address:
Commercial Division
PO Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

Step 3 – After successful formation, if you would like to open a bank account you will need to apply for a Employer Identification Number. This takes about 10 minutes and you will receive your number instantly online.

Reserve an Entity Name

Step 1 – Download and complete the Entity Name Reservation Form.

Step 2 – Attach the $25 filing fee and send to:
Commercial Division
PO Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

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