Search the Texas Secretary of State’s Business Entity Database By: Association, Business Trust, Corporation (Profit, Non Profit, and Professional), Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), and Limited Partnership (LP). Use this tool to lookup by Tax ID Number, Name, and File Number. You may also check to see if a Name is available when reserving or incorporating.

Texas Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the Texas Secretary of State.

Step 2 – You are able to lookup an entity by Name, Tax ID Number, and by File Number. When preforming a search by name, make sure to use as many keywords as possible when describing the corporation. The database will return all matching terms so if the terms are broad, you may see hundreds of results.

Step 3 – On the results page, you will be able to view all the entities including their Name, Taxpayer ID Number, and Zip Code of the Principal Office Address in order to help you distinguish the corporation sought. Click on the Name in the blue text link to view more information.

Step 4 – You have completed your search and are now able to view all of the information on file with the Secretary of State including the corporation’s: Taxpayer ID Number, Principal Mailing Address, Status, State of Incorporation, Texas SOS File Number, Registered Agent Name, Registered Agent Office Street Address, and you may click on the link on the bottom of the page to view all Officers and Directors.


Reserve a Corporate Name
Sections 5.101 to 5.106 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC) govern the reservation of a
name of a corporation, professional association, cooperative association, limited liability company,
limited partnership or other filing entity.
Duration: An entity name may be reserved for a period of 120 days. A name reservation may be
renewed by filing a new application during the 30-day period preceding the expiration of the current
reservation.

Step 1 Download and complete the Application Form.

Step 2 – Attach the filing fee of $40 and send to:
Secretary of State
P.O. Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711-3697

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Texas Secretary of State LLC Search

Step 1 – Go to the Texas Secretary of State.

Step 2 – In Texas, you may search for an LLC by Tax ID, Name, or File Number. The most popular option is to preform a lookup by name and when doing so it is highly recommended that the user types in as many terms as possible. The database will return all entities matching your keywords so it is important not to make a broad search whereas you may be sorting through hundreds of results.
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Step 3 – On the results page, you will be able to preview all the matching listings and in addition to their name be able to view their taxpayer ID number and zip code (of Principal Office Address). Click on the blue text link (Name) to view further data.

Step 4 – You have completed your search and now able to view the company’s Taxpayer ID Number, Principal Mailing Address, Status, State of Formation, Texas File Number, Registered Agent Name, Registered Agent Address, and the option to see Managers and Members by clicking on the link on the bottom of the screen.

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