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

Search the Virginia Secretary of State Business Entity Database by Business Trust, Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), and Limited Partnership (LP). Lookup by Name or SCCID and this may also be used to check Business Name Availability.

Virginia Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the Virginia Secretary of State.

Step 2 – You may either lookup a corporation by name or if you are incorporating, you may want to check to see if a name is available. When searching by name, you want to make sure that you use as many keywords as possible to narrow down the results. If you make a broad search, chances are you will be sorting through hundreds of matching listings.

Step 3 – When on the listings page, you will be given a preview of the results showing the entity’s: SCC ID Number, Name, Type, and the Status. Click on either of the blue text links (under the ID Number or the Name) to see all the information about your corporation listed with the Secretary of State.

Step 4 – The Entity Data Page allows you to see general information such as the business’s SCC ID#, State of Incorporation, Date of Incorporating, Status, Shares Authorized, Principal Office Address, and Registered Agent Information.
On the right side, you have options that will allow you to see more information such as viewing previous filings. If you are an owner or representative of the entity you may file an annual report or order certified copies of documents.


Reserve a Corporate Name in Virginia
The applicant, pursuant to the provisions of § 13.1-631 or § 13.1-830 of the Code of Virginia, for the reservation of a name for one hundred and twenty (120) days.

Step 1 – Download and complete the application.

Step 2 – Send to:
Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, P.O.
Box 1197, Richmond, Virginia 23218-1197

Virginia Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to the Virginia Secretary of State.

Virginia Start Page

Step 2 – You may lookup an LLC by typing in the name or the SCC ID in the search box. If you are looking to see if a company nam is available, you will want to use the Name Availability Tool.
When looking up by name, you will want to type in a unique or use very descriptive keywords when selecting your terms.

Virginia Results Page

Step 3 – On the results page, you will be able to see all the matching results and view a preview of the information on file such as the company’s SCC ID Number, Name, Entity Type, and it’s Status. To view the LLC’s information page, click on the blue text link under the ID Number or under the Name.

Virginia Entity Information Page

Step 4 – You have now completed your search and able to view the LLC’s: State of Formation, Date of Formation, Status, Shares Outstanding, Registered Agent, Registered Office, View eFile Transaction History, and if you are the owner or representative you may file forms electronically.


Reserve an LLC Name
The undersigned applies, pursuant to the provisions of § 13.1-1013 of the Code of Virginia, for the reservation of an entity name for one hundred and twenty days.

Step 1 – Download and complete the application.

Step 2 – Attach the filing fee of $10 and send to:
Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, P.O.
Box 1197, Richmond, VA 23218-1197

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