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

Mississippi Secretary of State Business Search allows for a user to navigate and lookup entities by: Corporation, General Partnership (GP), Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), and Limited Partnership (LP). Also use this tool to check an entity name for it’s availability.

Mississippi Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the Mississippi Secretary of State.

Step 2 – When searching for your corporation, you may search by the following ways:
Business Name – Most popular way to lookup an entity.
Business ID
Officer Name
Registered Agent – Otherwise known as the legal representative of the entity.
New Corporations – You will have to create an account and login to use this feature.

Step 3 – When searching by name, you want to be as descriptive as possible in order to narrow down the results from the Secretary of State. You may search by name either: starting with, all words, any words, sounds like, and exact match. If you keep the default (starting with) the system will return all entities that match the terms entered.

Step 4 – When looking at the results, the you will be given a preview of the Entity’s: Name, Business ID, Type, Status, and Incorporation Date. Click on the name or charter number when you have found your corporation in order to view all the information in the database.

Step 5 – You have reached the completion of your search, you may now view all public data about the corporation including: State of Jurisdiction, Principal Office Address, Registered Agent Name, Registered Agent Address, Officers, Directors, and if you are the owner the option to file an Annual Report.

Reserve a Corporation Name

Step 1 – Download and fill out the Application for Corporate Name.

Step 2 – Attach the $25 filing fee and send to:
OFFICE OF THE MISSISSIPPI SECRETARY OF STATE
P.O. BOX 136, JACKSON, MS 39205-0136

Mississippi Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to the Mississippi Secretary of State.

Mississippi Secretary of State Search Options Page

Step 2 – You have a few options on which to search for an LLC. You may search by:
Company Name – Most popular.
Charter Number
Officer Name
Registered Agent

Options

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.

Mississippi Results

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.

Information Page

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

United States