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

Search Rhode Island Secretary of State Business Entities by Cooperative, Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), and Limited Partnership (LP). Use the database to also check for a name’s availability before incorporating or filing for a corporate name.

Rhode Island Secretary of State Corporation Search

Step 1 – Go to the Rhode Island Secretary of State.

Step 2 – The most popular way to search for a corporation in Rhode Island is by the organization’s name. You may also scroll down and have the options to look-up by: Identification Number, Filing Number, Individual, Registered Agent, Business Address, and Purpose.

Step 3 – On the listings page, you will be able to view the list of entities in alphabetical order. You will also be able to see a preview of the business’s: ID Number, Charter, Status, and the Type. Click on the blue text link (Name) in order to see the full list of it’s details on the ‘Information Page‘.

Step 4 – You have completed your search and are now able to view the corporation’s Name, Type, ID Number, Date of Incorporation, State of Jurisdiction, Principal Office Address, Registered Agent Information (Name and Address), Officers, Outstanding Shares, and be able to request all previous filings with the Secretary of State.

Reserve a Corporate Name
The proposed name of a business or non-profit corporation may be reserved for a period of one hundred and twenty (120) days. This application is only for persons intending to organize in Rhode Island to transact business. It should set forth the entity name to be reserved, the type, the name and address of the person for whom it is made, and must be signed and dated by the applicant or the attorney or agent thereof.

Step 1 – Download and complete the Application.

Step 2 – Attach the filing fee of $50 and send to:
Office of the Secretary of State
Corporations Division
148 W. River Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615

Rhode Island Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to the Rhode Island Secretary of State.

Rhode Island Secretary of State - Start Page

Step 2 – On the start page, you have the option to lookup your company by Entity; Name, ID Number, Filing Number, or by an individual that is listed with the Secretary of State as an Officer, Director, or Agent.
Tip – When preforming a query by name, be sure to enter as many matching terms as possible to ensure that the results are as narrowed down as possible. The database will return all matching entities.

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Step 3 – When reviewing all the results, you will be able to view the name as well as the ID Number, Charter, Status, and Type. Click on the blue text link (Name) and you will be brought to the Information Page.

RI Information Page

Step 4 – You have now completed your search and now are able to view all the information about the LLC including it’s: Type, ID Number, Date of Formation, Revocation Date, Principal Office Address, Agent Status, Agent Address, All Individuals (Directors, Officers, Members, etc.).
Previous Filings – Click on any of the entity forms in order to view the copied file.

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