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

Search the New Jersey Secretary of State’s Office by using this tool to lookup any type of Business Entity including: Corporations (Domestic and Foreign), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP), and Limited Partnerships (LP). You may also use the database to see if a corporate name is available for filing.

New Jersey Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the New Jersey Secretary of State.

Step 2 – On this page you will have the option to search for a corporation by:
Name – Be sure that when you are doing a search that you add as many keywords as possible to narrow down the results. Your query will pull every business that matches the keywords entered.
Status Reports

Step 3 – When clicking on by name, you will be brought to the next screen that will allow you to look-up by business name, entity id, principal name (officer, director, manager, managing member, or any other administrative person), registered agent, or associated name (such as a fictitious or previous name used by the business).
After selecting by name you may enter your search terms.

Step 4 – While viewing your results you are able to preview the entity’s name, id number, principal office city, type, and original incorporation date. You also have the option to order a Status Report and Order Certified Copies. You will need to add the documents to your cart and the cost to retrieve this information is about $5 (plus portal admin fee of $1.25).

Reserve a Corporate Name
Reserving a name allows the applicant to not incorporate, but have an entity name saved for their use by the time he or she decides to do so. The name will be reserved for a period of one hundred and twenty (120) days.

Step 1 – Download and complete the Application for Business Name

Step 2 – Enclose a check for $15 and send to:
NJ Division of Revenue,
Corporate Filing
PO Box 308
Trenton, NJ 08646

New Jersey Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to the New Jersey Secretary of State.

Step 2 – You have 5 different ways to lookup an LLC, you may search by:
Entity ID
Principal Name
Registered Agent Name
Associated Name

Be sure that if you are choosing the option to query by name you want to use as many keywords as you can. The Secretary of State’s database will pull all entities that match your selected terms.

Step 3 – On the results page you will see a preview of the matching entity’s: business name, ID number, city of principal office location, type, and original formation date. Click on either the Órder Status Report’ or ‘Order Copies’ button to add the information you would like to your cart.

Step 4 – Pay the filing fee (usually around $5) and you will be able to view all information about the LLC including: Principals (Members), Principal Office Address, Registered Agent Name, Registered Agent Adress, etc.

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