Step 1 – Go to the Mississippi Secretary of State.
Step 3 – When searching by name, you have 5 different options; starting with, all words, any words, sounds like, and exact match. The default and most popular is to search by ‘starting with’. There is only 1 catch, you must be as descriptive as possible as the system will query and return all companies that match the name entered.
Step 4 – When reviewing the results page, the Secretary of State will give you a preview of the results including: Company Name, Identification Number (Charter), Type, Status, and Formation Date. Click on either the name or number in the blue text that will bring you to the final step of the process.
Step 5 – You have completed your LLC Search and able to view all the public information about the entity you were searching. You are able to view: All Previous Filed Documents (Images), Business ID Number, Status, Creation Date, State of Formation, Principal Office Address, Registered Agent Name, Registered Agent Address, and all Members (Owners).
If you are the owner you may file documents such as annual reports or order a certificate for good standing.
Reserve a Company Name in Mississippi
Step 1 – Download and complete the LLC Name Reservation.
Step 2 – Attach $25 fee and send to: P.O. BOX 136, JACKSON, MS 39205-0136