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

Search the Montana Secretary of State Entity Database and Look-up the following: Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Limited Partnerships (LP), and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP). Use this tool to also verify if a name is available for use when incorporating.

Montana Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the Montana Secretary of State.

Step 2 – In addition to making a search by name, you can lookup:
Corporate Records
Registered Principals Search
Certified Copies

Step 3 – When conducting your query, you will want to write as many terms and be as descriptive as possible in order to limit the amount of results that appear. The database will return all entities that contain the keywords entered.

Step 4 – On the results page, you will be allowed to preview the Name, Type, City/State, and Status of the corporation. Click on Name in the the blue text link. This will bring you to the Information Page.

Step 5 – Your search is now complete. Here you are able to see the Entity’s: ID Number, Type, Jurisdiction State, Status, Status Reason, Incorporation Date, Last AR Filed, Suspension (if any), Inactive Date (if any), Dissolution Date (if any), Term, Shares, Purpose Code, Registered Agent Name, and Registered Agent Address.
The princicpals (officers, directors, members, managers, partners, etc.) are not available to see for free, if you would like this data, you will be charged $2.

If you would like to view the Certificate of Fact, you will be charged $15.

Reserve a Corporate Name in Montana

Step 1 – Download and complete the Name Application Form.

Step 2 – Attach the $25 fee and send to the Secretary of State located at:
P.O. Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801

Montana Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to the Montana Secretary of State.

Montana Search Page

Step 2 – When searching by name, be sure to use as many keywords as possible to slim the results down as much as possible. When typing in your LLC name, the database will return every entity that contains the terms typed. So, if you enter a basic name, chances are you will be sorting through hundreds if not thousands of entities.


Step 3 – On the results page, you will see a list of entities that contain your keywords as well as a preview of their Type, City/State (of Principal Office), and their Status with the Secretary of State. CLick on the name in the capitalized blue text to open and go to the information page.

Information Page

Step 4 – You have concluded your search. Here you are able to view the company’s: ID Number, How it is Managed, Jurisdiction State, Status, Expiration Date, Date of Formation, Last Annual Report Filed, Principal Office Address, Registered Agent Name, and Registered Agent Address.

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