Step 1 – Go to the Utah Secretary of State.
Step 2 – You have a number of ways to search for a corporation, you may lookup:
Name – Most popular, when using this option be sure to be as descriptive as possible in order to narrow down the results as much as possible.
Name Availability – Use this if you are about to incorporate or seeking to reserve a corporate name. Allows you to check and see if the name you would like has already been registered.
Individual – If you only know the name of a person that is involved with the corporation, type in his or her name.
Step 3 – On the results page you will be able to view all the listings that match your search terms including being able to preview the corporation’s: Name, Status, Type of Entity, and the City of Principal Office.
Click on the link that is titled ‘Details‘ to view more information.
Step 4 – You have concluded the end of your search and able to view the Entity’s: Number, Principal Office Address, State of Incorporation, Registered Agent (Name and Address), Renewal Date, Employment Verification, Registration Date, Last Renewal Date, and the option to view the Officers ($3 charge).
Reserve a Corporate Name
Use the forms below to register a business/corporate name for one hundred and twenty (120) days.
Step 1 – Download and complete one of the applications below;
Used by entities formed outside the State of Utah.
Registration of a Corporate Name – This is not a business. It prevents the name from being used in Utah and is active from the date of filing till the end of the calendar year.
Application of a Business Name – This reserves the name for 120 days, it does not register the name.
Registration of a Business Name/DBA – This does register the name for 3 years as a General Partnership, Sole Proprietorship or a “Doing Business As” name for another entity.
Step 2 – Attach the $22 filing fee and send to the Secretary of State located at:
Utah Division of Corporations & Commercial Code
PO Box 146705
Salt Lake City Utah 84114-6705