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

Search the Maine Secretary of State for Business Entities such as: Cooperatives, Corporations (Profit and Non-Profit), Limited Partnerships (LP), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP).

Maine Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the Maine Secretary of State.

Step 2 – You are able to search for a corporation by name or charter number. If searching by name you want to include as many terms as you can as the database will pull all entities that include the terms you entered. Click on the button below to be brought to the results page.

Step 3 – As you view your results you will be given a preview of the entity name, type, and the option to click on the link titled ‘Information Summary’. Once you have found the corporation you were looking up, click on the ‘Information Summary’ button.

Step 4 – You have concluded your search and are now able to view all information provided by the Secretary of State about your corporation search including: status, filing date, expiration date, jurisdiction, fictitious names, registered agent, and all previous filings.

Create a Corporation in Maine

Step 1 – Download one of the Articles of Incorporation forms below:
Domestic Profit – $145 – For most applicants who have a place of business in Maine and would like to open a business.
Domestic Non-Profit – $40
Religious Organization
Foreign – $250 – For corporations located outside the State to be able to do business in Maine.

Step 2 – Enclose the filing fee (made payable to the Maine Secretary of State) and send to:
Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101

Step 3 – After receiving the completed corporation in the mail, you will required to obtain an Employer Identification Number if you are seeking to open a bank account in the name of your entity.

Reserve a Corporation Name

Step 1 – Download and complete the Application for Reservation of Name.

Step 2 – Attach the fee of $20 and send to:
Corporate Examining Section
Secretary of State
101 State House Station
Augusta, Maine
04333-0101

Maine Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to the Maine Secretary of State.

Maine Entity Search

Step 2 – Search for an LLC either by name or by it’s charter number. When lookup a company by name, you want to make sure you type in as many keywords as possible to narrow down the results. The Maine Secretary of State will only show the top 100 records in alphabetical order.

Maine LLC Search Results

Step 3 – View the entities listed below and you are able to see a preview of the name, type of entity, and the option to view more data. Click on the company’s link that says ‘Information Summary’. This will allow you to see all facts on file with the Secretary of State.

Maine Entity Information Summary

Step 4 – On the Entity Information Page you have completed your search and have access to all the data located at the Secretary of State’s office including; legal name, fictitious name, charter number, filing type, status (if it is in good standing), formation date, jurisdiction, registered agent/clerk, and see all the list of previous filings.

Create a Maine LLC

Step 1 – Download one of the Certificate of Formation forms below:
Domestic – $150 – Use this form for all applicants looking to setup a company under the jurisdiction Maine.
Foreign – $250 – Use this form for all applicants who already have a company setup in another State and wish to do business in Maine.

Step 2 – Enclose the filing fee (payable to Maine Secretary of State) and send to:
Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101

Step 3Apply for an EIN that will allow you to open a bank account in the name of your company. Apply after you have successfully formed your new entity.

Reserve a Corporation Name

Step 1 – Download the Entity Name Reservation Form.

Step 2 – Attach the $20 filing fee and send to:
Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101

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