Free LLC Name Search – Business Entity Search for 50 States

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Find your state name and find out how to check for name availability in your state. Find other useful links for business websites such as the Department of Revenue, Secretary of State, and Department of Licensing.

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Links to Search for Business Names in Each of the 50 States

 

Alabama


Alabama Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 334-242-7200

Fax: 334-242-4993

Mailing Address

PO Box 5616Montgomery (AL 36103-5616).

Physical Address

11 S. Union St. Suite 2017

Montgomery, AL 36104

Alabama Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Alabama?

  1. Visit: http://arc-sos.state.al.us/CGI/CORPNAME.MBR/INPUT
  2. In the search box, enter your business name. You can get the most comprehensive match by omitting the city and place of formation. Instead, choose “all records” or “exists” to search for type and status.
  3. Click “Search.”

The list of companies using the keyword or business name you entered in Alabama is what you get. You should note that Alabama is the only US state that requires you to have a name reservation prior to registering your business.

Corporation Forms

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/business-entities/business-downloads/#bdCategory-2865

LLC forms:

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/business-entities/business-downloads/#bdCategory-2867

Filing fees:

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/form-files/sosFeeSchedule.pdf

Department of Revenue

https://revenue.alabama.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://revenue.alabama.gov/business-license/business-licensing/

Alaska


Secretary of State for Alaska

Contact Information

Voice: 907-465-2550

Fax: 907-465-2974

Email: Corporations@alaska.gov

Mailing Address

PO Box 110806

Juneau, AK 99811-0808

Physical Address

333 W. Willoughby Ave., 9th Floor

Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Alaska Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Alaska?

  1. Visit: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/cbp/main/search/entities
  2. Click “I’m a human being”
  3. In the box “Entity Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  4. Click “Search” to choose “Starts with” or “Contains”, and then click “Search.”

The list will include all Alaskan businesses with business names matching your search criteria. The status of each business will also be displayed, including whether it is in good standing, dissolved or expired.

LLC Forms and Corporation Forms:

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/Corporations/CorpFormsFees/FormsbyEntity.aspx

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/corporations/corpformsfees.aspx#

Department of Revenue

http://www.revenue.state.ak.us/

Department of Licensing

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/professionallicensing.aspx

Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/

Arizona


Arizona Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 602-542-3026

Fax: 602-542-4100

Email: Records.corp@azcc.gov

Mailing Address

1st Floor, 1300 W. Washington St.

Phoenix, AZ 85007-29929

Physical Address

1st Floor, 1300 W. Washington St.

Phoenix, AZ 85007-29929

Arizona Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Arizona?

  1. Visit: https://ecorp.azcc.gov/EntitySearch/Index
  2. Select your “Search Type” (Starts with,” “Contains”, or “Exact Match”)
  3. In the box “Entity Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  4. Filter your search to reduce the number of results. If your search returns more than 500 results it will ask you to filter your search.
  5. To see a list if Arizona companies use the same terms as you, click “Search”. Click “Name Availability Test” to see if the name is available.

LLC and Corporation forms:

https://www.azcc.gov/corporations/forms

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://www.azcc.gov/corporations/fee-and-payment-info

Department of Revenue

https://azdor.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://azdor.gov/transaction-privilege-tax/tpt-license/license-fees-cancellation-and-other-changes

Arkansas


Arkansas Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 501-682-3409

Email: Corporations@sos.arkansas.gov

Mailing Address

1401 West Capitol Ste. 250

Little Rock, AR 72201

Physical Address

1401 West Capitol Ste. 250

Little Rock, AR 72201

Arkansas Business Name Search


How to search for a business name in Arkansas:

  1. Visit: http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/corps/search_all.php
  2. In the “Name” field, enter all or part your business name. You have additional options and boxes available, but these are not meant to determine whether your business name is available.
  3. Click “Search.”

A list of Arkansas registered businesses that use the terms in your business name will be displayed. The status of each company will also be displayed, including whether it is in good standing, dissolved or revoked.

LLC and Corporation forms:

https://www.ark.org/sos/ofs/docs/index.php

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/business-commercial-services-bcs/forms-fees

Department of Revenue

https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://www.labor.arkansas.gov/licensing/

California


California Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 916-657-5448

Fax: 916-653-4795

Mailing Address

P.O. P.O. Box 944230

Sacramento, CA 94244-2300

Physical Address

1500 11th St.

Sacramento, CA 95814

California Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in California?

  1. Visit: https://bizfileonline.sos.ca.gov/search/business
  2. Scroll down to the Search bar and type all or part your business name.
  3. For Advanced Search, click the down arrow.
  4. Filter by keyword, exact match or “begins With.”
  5. Click “Search.”

A list of California corporations, LPs/LLCs that use your business name or keyword will be displayed. The status of each business will also be displayed, including whether it is active or closed. This search is not final and preliminary, according to the state. To conduct a formal name availability check, businesses must submit a free paper form called the NameAvailability Inquiry letter.

LLC and Corporation forms:

https://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/business-entities/forms/

Corporation and LLC Fees

https://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/business-entities/forms/

Department of Revenue

https://www.ftb.ca.gov/?WT.mc_id=akHome

Department of Licensing

http://www.calgold.ca.gov/

Colorado


Colorado Secretary Of State

Contact Information

Voice: 303-894-2200

Fax: 303-869-4864

Email: Sos.business@sos.state.co.us

Mailing Address

1700 Broadway Suite 200

Denver, CO 80290

Physical Address

1700 Broadway Suite 200

Denver, CO 80290

Colorado Business Name Search


How do you search for a Colorado business name?

  1. Visit: https://www.sos.state.co.us/biz/BusinessEntityCriteriaExt.do?resetTransTyp=Y
  2. In the search box, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Search.”

If you get too many results from your search, you will need to refine your search by changing or adding words to the search box. The results will show you a list all Colorado registered businesses that use the keywords you have entered. The status of each company will also be displayed, including whether it is in good standing.

LLC and Corporation forms:

https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/forms_main.html

Corporation and LLC Fees

https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/info_center/fees/business.html

Department of Revenue

https://www.colorado.gov/revenue

Department of Professions and Occupations

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/dpo

Connecticut


Connecticut Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 860-509-6002

Fax: 860-509-6069

Email: Crd@ct.gov

Mailing Address

PO Box 150470

Hartford, CT 06115-0470

Physical Address

165 Capitol Avenue Suite 1000

Hartford, CT 06106

Connecticut Business Name Search


How do I search for a Connecticut business name?

  1. Visit: https://service.ct.gov/business/s/onlinebusinesssearch?language=en_US
  2. Next to “Search By Name:”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Search.”

A list of Connecticut registered businesses that use the terms in your business name will be displayed. The status of each business will also be displayed, including whether it is active or withdrawn.

LLC Forms and Corporation Forms:

https://business.ct.gov/manage/all-business-filings?language=en_US

Corporation and LLC Fees

https://business.ct.gov/-/media/BusinessOneStop/Fee-Schedule-Revised-712020.pdf

Department of Revenue

https://portal.ct.gov/drs

Department of Licensing

https://portal.ct.gov/DCP/Agency-Administration/Division-Home-Pages/Occupational-Professional-Licensing-Division

Delaware


Delaware Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 302-739-3073

Fax: 302-739-3812

Email: Corp@delaware.gov

Mailing Address

PO Box 898

Dover, DE 19903

Physical Address

401 Federal Street – Suite 4

Dover, DE 19901

Delaware Business Name Search


How do you search for a Delaware business name?

  1. Visit: https://icis.corp.delaware.gov/Ecorp/EntitySearch/NameSearch.aspx
  2. In the box “Entity Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Search”.

A list of Delaware registered businesses that include the terms you have entered will be displayed.

LLC and Corporation forms:

https://corp.delaware.gov/formsentitytype09/

Corporation and LLC Fees

Corporate Fee Schedule

Department of Revenue

https://revenue.delaware.gov/

Division of Professional Regulation

https://dpr.delaware.gov/

DC


DC Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 202-442-4400

Fax: 302-739-3812

Email: dcra.corp@dc.gov

Mailing Address

Corporations Division

P.O. P.O. Box 92300

Washington, D.C. 20090

Physical Address

941 North Capitol Street NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

District Of Columbia Business Names Search


How do you search for a business name in Washington DC?


To conduct a entity search, users must create an account with the DCRA. To create an account:

  1. Visit: https://corponline.dcra.dc.gov/Account.aspx/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2f
  2. Register for a CorpOnline account here.
  3. Enter your username, email, password and first and last names.
  4. To create an account, click “Register”.


After logging into your account:

  1. Select “Business Filings Search”
  2. You can enter all or part of the business name. If you wish, narrow your search by adding information in other fields.
  3. Click “Search.”

This search returns a list of all registered businesses in District of Columbia that use these terms in their business names.

LLC, Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://eservices.dcra.dc.gov/DocumentManagementSystem

LLC and Corporation Forms and Charges

https://dcra.dc.gov/book/fees-corporate-registration-services

Department of Revenue

https://otr.cfo.dc.gov/

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

https://dcra.dc.gov/

Florida


Florida Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 850-245-6000

Email: corphelp@dos.state.fl.us

Mailing Address

Department of State, Corporate Filings

P.O. P.O. Box 6327

Tallahassee, FL 32314

Physical Address

2661 Executive Center Circle

Tallahassee, FL 32301

Florida Business Name Search


How do you search for a Florida business name?

  1. Visit: http://search.sunbiz.org/Inquiry/CorporationSearch/ByName
  2. In the box “Entity Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Search Now.”

A list of all Florida registered businesses that use the terms in their business names will be displayed.

LLC and Corporation forms:

https://dos.myflorida.com/sunbiz/forms/

Corporation and LLC Fees

https://dos.myflorida.com/sunbiz/forms/

Department of Revenue

https://floridarevenue.com/pages/default.aspx

Department of Licensing

http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/

Georgia


Georgia Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 404-656-2817

Fax: 404-657-2248

Mailing Address

MLK Jr. Drive

Suite 313, Floyd West Tower

Atlanta, Georgia 30334-1530

Physical Address

315 West Tower 2 MLK Jr. Dr.

Atlanta, GA 30334-1530

Georgia Business Name Search


How do you search for a Georgia business name?

  1. Visit: https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov/BusinessSearch
  2. Choose “Starts with,” “Contains”, or “Exact match.”
  3. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  4. Click “Search.”

This search will return a list all registered Georgia businesses that use the keywords or business name you have entered.

LLC and Corporation forms:

https://sos.ga.gov/page/georgia-business-forms

Corporation and LLC Fees

https://sos.ga.gov/sites/default/files/forms/Reference%20-%20Corporations%20Division%20Filing%20Fees.pdf

Department of Revenue

https://dor.georgia.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://sos.ga.gov/licensing-division-georgia-secretary-states-office

Hawaii


Secretary of State for Hawaii

Contact Information

Voice: 808-586-2744

Fax: 808-586-2733

Email: Breg@dcca.hawaii.gov

Mailing Address

PO Box 40

Honolulu, Hawaii 96810

Physical Address

335 Merchant Street, Rm. 201

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Hawaii Business Name Search


How do you search for a Hawaiian business name?

  1. Visit: https://hbe.ehawaii.gov/documents/search.html;jsessionid=A7A9C8ACF3C11D38CBDFB10D71AE659F.app4
  2. Choose “Begins With” or “Contains”.
  3. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  4. Click “Search.”

A list of registered businesses in Hawaii using the keywords or business name you have entered will be displayed. The status of each company will also be displayed, including whether it is active or dissolved.

LLC and Corporation forms:

http://cca.hawaii.gov/breg/registration/

Corporation and LLC Fees

https://cca.hawaii.gov/breg/files/2021/04/Form-Fee-Schedule-04-2021.pdf

Department of Revenue

http://tax.hawaii.gov/

Department of Licensing

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/

Idaho


Idaho Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 208-334-2301

Fax: 208-334-2080

Email: sosinfo@sos.idaho.gov

Mailing Address

PO Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0080

Physical Address

450 N. 4th Street

Boise, ID 83720-0080

Idaho Business Name Search


How to search for a business name in Idaho:

  1. Visit: https://sosbiz.idaho.gov/search/business
  2. In the “Business Search” box, enter all or part your business name.

A list of Idaho’s registered businesses that use the terms in your business name will be displayed. The status of each business will also be displayed, including whether it is in good standing or dissolution.

LLC and Corporation forms:

https://sosbiz.idaho.gov/forms/business

Corporation and LLC Fees

https://sosbiz.idaho.gov/forms/business

Department of Revenue

https://tax.idaho.gov/

Department of Licensing

Home

Illinois


Illinois Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 312-793-3380

Mailing Address

69 W. Washington Suite 1240

Chicago, IL 60602

Physical Address

69 W. Washington Suite 1240

Chicago, IL 60602

Illinois Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Illinois?

  1. Visit: http://www.ilsos.gov/corporatellc/
  2. Click “Submit” after selecting “Corporate & LLC”.
  3. You can search by name or keyword.
  4. Click “Continue” to enter all or part your business name.

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/business_services/dfc.html

LLC Forms and Fees

https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/business_services/llc.html

Department of Revenue

https://www2.illinois.gov/rev/Pages/default.aspx

Department of Licensing

https://www2.illinois.gov/business

Indiana


Indiana Secretary Of State

Contact Information

Voice: 317-232-6576

Fax: 317-233-3387

Mailing Address

302 W. Washington Street Room A-018

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Physical Address

302 W. Washington Street Room A-018

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Indiana Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Indiana?

  1. Visit: https://bsd.sos.in.gov/publicbusinesssearch
  2. Click “I’m a human being”
  3. Select “Contains”, “Starts with” or “Exact match.”
  4. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  5. Click “Search.”

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://www.in.gov/sos/business/division-forms/business-forms/

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://inbiz.in.gov/Inbiz/FeeCalculator/Index

Department of Revenue

https://www.in.gov/dor/

Department of Licensing

https://www.in.gov/pla/

Iowa


Iowa Secretary Of State

Contact Information

Voice: 515-281-5204

Fax: 515-242-5953

Email: Sos@sos.state.ia.us

Mailing Address

First Floor, Lucas Building

321 E. 12th St.

Des Moines, IA 55319

Physical Address

First Floor, Lucas Building

321 E. 12th St.

Des Moines, IA 55319

Iowa Business Name Search


How to search for a business name in Iowa:

  1. Visit: https://sos.iowa.gov/search/business/search.aspx
  2. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Search.”

A list of Iowa businesses that use the same words as you will be able to see.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://sos.iowa.gov/business/FormsAndFees.html#DLLC489

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://sos.iowa.gov/business/FormsAndFees.html#DPC490

Department of Revenue

https://tax.iowa.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://plb.iowa.gov/

Kansas


Kansas Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 785-296-4564

Email: Kssos@ks.gov

Mailing Address

Memorial Hall, 1st floor

120 SW 10th Avenue

Topeka, KS 66612-1594

Physical Address

Memorial Hall, 1st floor

120 SW 10th Avenue

Topeka, KS 66612-1594

Kansas Business Name Search


How do you search for a Kansas business name?

  1. Visit: https://www.kansas.gov/bess/flow/main?execution=e1s3
  2. Click “Name Availability.”
  3. In the search box, enter your exact business name.

It will tell you if the name is still available. You can search by keyword if you are interested in similar businesses to the one you’re looking for.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://sos.ks.gov/forms/forms_results.aspx?division=BS&orderby=type

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://sos.ks.gov/forms/forms_results.aspx?division=BS&orderby=type

Department of Revenue

https://www.ksrevenue.org/

Department of Licensing

Home

Kentucky


Kentucky Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 502-564-3490

Fax: 502-564-4075

Mailing Address

Records Branch

PO Box 718

700 Capital Avenue, Suite 15

Frankfort, KY 46002

Physical Address

Records Branch

PO Box 718

700 Capital Avenue, Suite 15

Frankfort, KY 46002

Kentucky Business Name Search


How do you search for a Kentucky business name?

  1. Visit: https://app.sos.ky.gov/ftsearch/
  2. In the search box, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Continue”

A list of all registered businesses in Kentucky using the keywords you have entered will be displayed.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://www.sos.ky.gov/bus/Forms/Pages/default.aspx

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://sos.ky.gov/bus/business-filings/Pages/Fees.aspx

Department of Revenue

https://revenue.ky.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://dpl.ky.gov/

Louisiana


Louisiana Secretary Of State

Contact Information

Voice: 225-925-4704

Fax: 225-922-0452

Email: commercial@sos.louisiana.gov

Mailing Address

P. O. P.O. Box 94125

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

Physical Address

8585 Archives Ave.

Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Louisiana Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Louisiana?

  1. Visit: https://coraweb.sos.la.gov/CommercialSearch/CommercialSearch.aspx
  2. Select “Search by Entity name”
  3. In the box “Entity Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  4. Click “Search.”

The system will return a list all registered businesses in Louisiana that have the same words as your business name. You can narrow down your search by changing or adding words. The maximum number of results returned by the system is 250.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/FileBusinessDocuments/GetFormsAndFeeSchedule/

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/FileBusinessDocuments/GetFormsAndFeeSchedule/

Department of Revenue

https://revenue.louisiana.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/

Maine


Secretary of State for Maine

Contact Information

Voice: 207-624-7752

Fax: 207-287-5874

Email: cec.corporations@maine.gov

Mailing Address

Sec. of State, Corporate Examining Section

101 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0101

Physical Address

Sec. of State, Corporate Examining Section

101 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0101

Search for Maine business names


How to search for a Maine business name:

  1. Visit: https://icrs.informe.org/nei-sos-icrs/ICRS?MainPage=x
  2. In the box marked “Keyword from name to search”, enter the business name.
  3. Click “Click here to Search”

The list will include all Maine businesses that have this keyword in their business names. You can narrow down your search by changing or adding words.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/corp/llc.html

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/corp/corp.html

Department of Revenue

https://www.maine.gov/revenue/

Department of Licensing

https://www.maine.gov/portal/business/professions.html

Maryland


Maryland Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 410-767-1340

Fax: 410-333-7097

Email: cec.corporations@maine.gov

Mailing Address

301 W. Preston Street, 8th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201-2395.

Physical Address

301 W. Preston Street, 8th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201-2395.

Maryland Business Name Search


How do you search for a Maryland business name?

  1. Visit: https://egov.maryland.gov/businessexpress/entitysearch
  2. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Select “Search by Business Name”
  4. Click “Search.”

Maryland businesses that use the words in their business names will be listed.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://dat.maryland.gov/Pages/sdatforms.aspx

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://dat.maryland.gov/businesses/Documents/FEES.pdf

Department of Revenue

https://dat.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Department of Licensing

https://jportal.mdcourts.gov/license/pbIndex.jsp?ac=y

Massachusetts


Massachusetts Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 617-727-9640

Fax: 617-742-4538

Email: corpinfo@sec.state.ma.us

Mailing Address

Secretary of the Commonwealth

One Ashburton Place 17th Floor

Boston, MA 02108

Physical Address

Secretary of the Commonwealth

One Ashburton Place 17th Floor

Boston, MA 02108

Massachusetts Business Name Search


How do I search for a Massachusetts business name?

  1. Visit: http://corp.sec.state.ma.us/corpweb/corpsearch/CorpSearch.aspx
  2. Select “Search by entity”
  3. In the box, enter all or part your business name.
  4. Choose “Begins With,” “Exact Match,” “Full Text” or “Soundex” (a code that allows for you to search similar words)
  5. Click “Search corporations.”

A list of Massachusetts registered businesses that use the terms in your business name will be displayed.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/cor/corpweb/cordom/dominf.htm

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/cor/corpweb/corllc/llcinf.htm

Department of Revenue

https://www.mass.gov/?pageID=dorhomepage

Department of Licensing

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/division-of-professional-licensure

Michigan


Michigan Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 517-241-6470

Fax: 517-241-0538

Email: corpsmail@michigan.gov

Mailing Address

P.O. P.O. Box 30054

Lansing, MI 48909

Physical Address

P.O. P.O. Box 30054

Lansing, MI 48909

Michigan Business Name Search


How do you search for a Michigan business name?

  1. Visit: https://cofs.lara.state.mi.us/corpweb/CorpSearch/CorpSearch.aspx
  2. Select “Search by Entity name”
  3. In the box “Entity Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  4. Choose “Begins With,” “Exact Match,” “Full Text” or “Soundex” (a code that allows for you to search similar words)

A list of Michigan businesses that use the same words as you will be able to see.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/bureau-list/cscl/corps/forms/limited-liability-company-forms

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/bureau-list/cscl/corps/forms/corporation-forms

Department of Revenue

https://www.michigan.gov/treasury

Department of Licensing

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/

Minnesota


Minnesota Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 651-296-2803

Fax: 651-297-7067

Email: business.services@state.mn.us

Mailing Address

332 Minnesota Street, Suite N201

St. Paul, MN 55101

Physical Address

332 Minnesota Street, Suite N201

St. Paul, MN 55101

Minnesota Business Name Search


How do you search for a Minnesota business name?

  1. Visit: http://da.sos.state.mn.us/minnesota/corp_inquiry
  2. Choose “Business Name” or “Filing Number”.
  3. Click “Search” to enter all or part your business name.

Below the search box will be a list of Minnesota registered businesses that use the keywords you have entered.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://www.sos.state.mn.us/business-liens/business-forms-fees/

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://www.sos.state.mn.us/business-liens/start-a-business/business-filing-certification-fee-schedule/

Department of Revenue

https://www.revenue.state.mn.us/minnesota-department-revenue

Department of Licensing

https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/license/intro.aspx

Mississippi


Secretary of State for Mississippi

Contact Information

Voice: 601-359-1633

Fax: 601-359-1607

Mailing Address

700 North Street

Jackson, MS 39202

Physical Address

700 North Street

Jackson, MS 39202

Mississippi Business Name Search


How do you search for a Mississippi business name?

  1. Visit: https://corp.sos.ms.gov/corp/portal/c/page/corpBusinessIdSearch/portal.aspx?#clear=1
  2. Choose “Starting with,” “All Words,” or “Any Words,” and then click “Exact Match.”
  3. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  4. Click “Search.”

The search box will display a list with names of Mississippi businesses matching the search criteria. Each company’s status will be displayed, including whether it is in good standing or dissolution.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://corp.sos.ms.gov/corp/portal/c/page/corpNewFilings/portal.aspx

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://www.sos.ms.gov/content/documents/Business/FeeSchedule.pdf

Department of Revenue

https://www.dor.ms.gov

Department of Regulation

https://www.sos.ms.gov/index.php/regulation-enforcement

Missouri


Missouri Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 573-751-4153

Email: corporations@sos.mo.gov

Mailing Address

P.O. P.O. Box 778

Jefferson City, MO 65102

Physical Address

600 W Main St.

Missouri State Information Center, Room 322

Jefferson City, MO 65101-0778

Missouri Business Name Search


How do you search for a Missouri business name?

  1. Visit: https://bsd.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/BESearch.aspx?SearchType=0
  2. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. You can choose to select “Starting with,” “All Words,”” “Any Words,” and “Exact Match”. By ticking the box “Only Active Corporations”, you can narrow down your search to active companies.
  4. Click “Search.”

A list of all Missouri registered businesses matching your search criteria will be displayed.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://www.sos.mo.gov/business/corporations/forms#gen

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/Business/ScheduleofCorporationfeesandcharges.pdf

Department of Revenue

https://dor.mo.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://pr.mo.gov

Montana


Montana Secretary Of State

Contact Information

Voice: 406-444-3665

Fax: 406-444-3976

Email: sosbusiness@mt.gov

Mailing Address

P.O. P.O. Box 202801

Helena, MT 59620-281

Physical Address

State Capitol, Room 2260

1301 6th Avenue

Helena, MT 59620

Montana Business Name Search


How do I search for a Montana business name?

  1. Visit: https://biz.sosmt.gov/search/business
  2. Click “Search Name Availability.”
  3. You can choose between “Starts with” and “Contains.”
  4. Click “Search” to enter all or part your business name.

A list of Montana registered businesses that use the same words as you have will be displayed.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://biz.sosmt.gov/forms/business

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://sosmt.gov/wp-content/uploads/business_filing_fees.pdf

Department of Revenue

https://mtrevenue.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://mtrevenue.gov/licenses/

Nebraska


Secretary of State for Nebraska

Contact Information

Voice: 402-471-4079

Fax: 402-471-3666

Email: sos.corp@nebraska.gov

Mailing Address

P.O. P.O. Box 94608

Lincoln, NE 68509-46808

Physical Address

State Capitol Building, Room 1301.

1445 K Street

Lincoln, NE 68508

Nebraska Business Name Search


How to search for a Nebraska business name:

  1. Visit: https://www.nebraska.gov/sos/corp/corpsearch.cgi?nav=search
  2. Choose from the following search options: Name Starts With, Name Keyword Search, Name Sounds Like, Name Exact Match. (You can also search using an account number but this is only for specific businesses and not for name availability.
  3. In the “Name” field, enter your company name or keyword.
  4. Click “I’m a human being”
  5. Click “Perform search.”

A list of Nebraska registered businesses that use the same terms as you have will be displayed.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://sos.nebraska.gov/business-services/forms-and-fee-information

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://sos.nebraska.gov/business-services/forms-and-fee-information

Department of Revenue

http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://sos.nebraska.gov/licensing/licensing-division

Nevada


Nevada Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 775-684-5708

Fax: 775-684-5724

Email: sosmail@sos.nv.gov

SilverFlume Support Email: support@nvsilverflume.gov

Mailing Address

202 North Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada 89701

Physical Address

202 North Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada 89701

Nevada Business Name Search


How do you search for a Nevada business name?

  1. Visit: https://esos.nv.gov/EntitySearch/OnlineEntitySearch
  2. Select “Starts with,” “Contains”, “Exact Match,” and “All Words.”
  3. In the “Name” field, enter all or part your business name. You can narrow down your search by changing or adding to your name if your search returns more results than 500.
  4. Click “Search.”

The system will produce a list of all Nevada registered businesses that use the terms you have entered.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/businesses/commercial-recordings/forms-fees/all-business-forms

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/businesses/commercial-recordings/forms-fees

Department of Revenue

https://tax.nv.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/licensing

 

New Hampshire


Secretary of State for New Hampshire

Contact Information

Voice: 603-271-3246

Fax: 775-684-5724

Mailing Address

Department of State, Corporation Division

107 N Main St.

Concord, NH 03301-9899.

Physical Address

Corporation Division

Department of State

107 N Main St.

Concord, NH 03301-9899.

New Hampshire Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in New Hampshire?

  1. Visit: https://quickstart.sos.nh.gov/online/BusinessInquire
  2. Choose “Starts with,” “Exact Match,” or “All Words.”
  3. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name. You might also want to tick the box “Show me similar-sounding business names.”
  4. Click “Search” to complete the reCAPTCHA.

A list of all New Hampshire businesses that use the words in their business names will be displayed. The status of each business will also be displayed, including whether it is in good standing or dissolution.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://sos.nh.gov/corporation-ucc-securities/corporation/forms-and-fees/domestic-and-foreign-limited-liability-company/domestic-forms/

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://sos.nh.gov/corporation-ucc-securities/corporation/forms-and-fees/domestic-and-foreign-corporation/domestic-forms/

Department of Revenue

https://www.revenue.nh.gov/businesses/index.htm

Department of Licensing

https://www.revenue.nh.gov/faq/new-business-tax.htm

New Jersey


Secretary of State for New Jersey

Contact Information

Voice: 609-292-9292

Fax: 609-984-6851

Mailing Address

Unit for Corporate Filing

PO Box 308

Trenton, NJ 08646

Physical Address

Unit for Corporate Filing

PO Box 308

Trenton, NJ 08646

New Jersey Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in New Jersey?

  1. Visit: https://www.njportal.com/DOR/businessrecords/EntityDocs/BusinessCopies.aspx
  2. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Continue”

A list of all New Jersey registered businesses that use the terms in your business name will be displayed.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/gettingregistered.shtml

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/gettingregistered.shtml

Department of Revenue

https://www.nj.gov/treasury/revenue/

Department of Licensing

https://www.state.nj.us/LCI/licguid.html

New Mexico


Secretary of State for New Mexico

Contact Information

Voice: 800-477-3632

Fax: 505-827-4387

Mailing Address

325 Don Gaspar Suite 300

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Physical Address

325 Don Gaspar Suite 300

Santa Fe, NM 87501

New Mexico Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in New Mexico?

  1. Visit: https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/BFS/online/CorporationBusinessSearch
  2. Choose “Start with,” “Exact Match,” and “Contains.”
  3. In the box “Entity Name/DBA name”, enter all or part your business name.
  4. Click “I’m a human being”
  5. Click “Search.”

A list of all New Mexico registered businesses will be displayed. It is divided into two sections: Partnerships/LLPs and Corporations/LLCs. Each search result shows you businesses that use the term you have entered.

LLC Forms and Fees

Domestic Limited Liability Company

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://www.sos.state.nm.us/business-services/start-a-business/domestic-nm-profit-corporation/

Department of Revenue

http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/

Department of Licensing

http://www.rld.state.nm.us/

New York


New York Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 518-473-2492

Fax: 518-474-1418

Email: Corporations@dos.state.ny.us

Mailing Address

One Commerce Plaza

99 Washington Avenue, Suite 600

Albany, NY 12231-0001

Physical Address

One Commerce Plaza

99 Washington Avenue, Suite 600

Albany, NY 12231-0001

New York Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in New York?

  1. Visit: https://apps.dos.ny.gov/publicInquiry/
  2. In the box “Entity Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Choose from “Active Only” or “All” options.
  4. Select “Begins with,” “Contains”, or “Partial”.
  5. You can complete the reCAPTCHA simply by entering the numbers or words you see in this image.
  6. Click “Search the Database.”

The system will generate a list of registered New York businesses that include the word or parts of your input.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://dos.ny.gov/form-corporation-or-business

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://dos.ny.gov/fee-schedules

Department of Revenue

https://www.tax.ny.gov/bus/

Department of Licensing

https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/

North Carolina


North Carolina Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 919-807-2225

Fax: 919-807-2039

Email: corpinfo@sosnc.com

Mailing Address

PO Box 29622

Raleigh, NC 27626-0622

Physical Address

2 South Salisbury Street

Raleigh, NC 27601-2903

North Carolina Business Name Search


How do you search for a North Carolina business name?

  1. Visit: https://www.sosnc.gov/search/index/corp
  2. Select “Company” under “Search By”.
  3. You can choose “Starting with,” “Any Words”, “All Words” or “Exact.” The Secretary of State ID search option is also available. However, this is only for specific businesses and not names.
  4. In the “Search For” box, enter all or part your business name.
  5. Click “Search.”

A list of North Carolina registered businesses that use the terms in their business names will appear.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://www.sosnc.gov/Guides/launching_a_business/preparing_the_document_and_attachments

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://www.sosnc.gov/fees/by_title/_Business_Registration_Business_corporations

Department of Revenue

https://www.ncdor.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://www.sosnc.gov/Guides/launching_a_business/license_permit

North Dakota


North Dakota Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 701-328-4284

Fax: 701-328-2992

Email: corpinfo@sosnc.com

Mailing Address

600 E Boulevard Ave Dept. 108, 1st floor

Bismarck ND 58505-0500

Physical Address

600 E Boulevard Ave Dept. 108, 1st floor

Bismarck ND 58505-0500

North Dakota Business Name Search


How do you search for a North Dakota business name?

  1. Visit: https://firststop.sos.nd.gov/search/business
  2. In the box “Entity Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Select your search criteria from the dropdown and decide whether you want results that include all of, none of, or just the words you have typed.
  4. Click “Search.”

A list of North Dakota registered businesses that use the same words or part of them will be displayed. The status of each business will also be displayed, including whether it is active or in good standing.

Forms and fees for LLCs

https://sos.nd.gov/business/business-services/business-structures/limited-liability-companies/limited-liability-company-llc.html

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://sos.nd.gov/business/business-services/business-structures/corporations/general-business-corporation.html

Department of Revenue

https://www.nd.gov/tax/

Department of Licensing

http://www.nd.gov/businessreg/license/index.html

Ohio


Ohio Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 614-466-3910

Mailing Address

P.O. P.O. Box 250

Columbus, OH 43216

Physical Address

Division of Business Services

160 E. Broad St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Ohio Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Ohio?

  1. Visit: https://businesssearch.ohiosos.gov/
  2. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. You can choose whether you would like the search results to include all businesses that have your search term in their names or only active, canceled, or “dead”, businesses.
  4. Click “Search.”

A list of Ohio registered businesses that use the terms in your business name will be displayed.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/business-registration-forms.aspx

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://sos.oregon.gov/business/Documents/business-registry-forms/br-fee-schedule.pdf

Department of Revenue

https://www.tax.ohio.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://www.okcommerce.gov/doing-business/startups-entrepreneurs/business-licensing-operating-requirements/

Oklahoma


Oklahoma Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 405-521-3912

Fax: 405-521-3771

Mailing Address

Business Filing Department

2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. Room 101

Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4897

Physical Address

Business Filing Department

2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. Room 101

Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4897

Oklahoma Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Oklahoma?

  1. Visit: https://www.sos.ok.gov/corp/corpInquiryFind.aspx
  2. In the box “Entity Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Search.”

Below is a list listing Oklahoma registered businesses that use the same words as you have entered. It also includes whether the company’s trade or legal name is included.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://www.sos.ok.gov/business/forms.aspx

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://www.sos.ok.gov/business/forms.aspx

Department of Revenue

https://www.ok.gov/tax/

Department of Licensing

https://www.ok.gov/portal/section.php?sec_id=19

Oregon


Oregon Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 503-986-2200

Fax: 503-378-4381

Mailing Address

Corporation Division

255 Capitol St. NE Suite 151

Salem, OR 97310-1327

Physical Address

Corporation Division

255 Capitol St. NE Suite 151

Salem, OR 97310-1327

Oregon Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Oregon?

  1. Visit: https://sos.oregon.gov/business/pages/find.aspx
  2. In the search box, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Search.”

A list of Oregon registered businesses that use the same words as your business name will be displayed. It will also tell you if the company is currently active or inactive.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/forms.aspx

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/forms.aspx

Department of Revenue

https://www.oregon.gov/DOR/

Department of Licensing

https://apps.oregon.gov/SOS/LicenseDirectory/

Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 717-787-1057

Fax: 717-783-2244

Email: RA-CORPS@state.pa.us

Mailing Address

Building 206 North Office Building

Harrisburg, PA 17120

Physical Address

Building 206 North Office Building

Harrisburg, PA 17120

Pennsylvania Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Pennsylvania?

  1. Visit: https://www.corporations.pa.gov/Search/CorpSearch
  2. In the box “Business Entity Name/ID”, enter a portion of your business name.
  3. Select your search type from the drop-down menu (“starting with,” all words,” any words,” etc. ).
  4. Click “Search.”

A list of Pennsylvania registered businesses that use the same words as you have will be displayed.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://www.dos.pa.gov/BusinessCharities/Business/RegistrationForms/Pages/default.aspx

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://www.dos.pa.gov/BusinessCharities/Business/Resources/Pages/Fees-and-Payments.aspx

Department of Revenue

https://www.revenue.pa.gov

Department of Licensing

https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/LicensingServices/Pages/default.aspx

Rhode Island


Secretary of State for Rhode Island

Contact Information

Voice: 401-222-3040

Fax: 401-222-3879

Email: corporations@sos.ri.gov

Mailing Address

Corporations Division

148 W. River Street

Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2515

Physical Address

Corporations Division

148 W. River Street

Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2515

Search for Rhode Island business names


How do you search for a business name in Rhode Island?

  1. Visit: business.sos.ri.gov/CorpWeb/CorpSearch/CorpSearch.aspx
  2. Select “Search by entity”
  3. In the “Enter Name” box, enter a portion of your business name.
  4. Choose your search type: “begins With,” “exact Match,” “full Text,” “Soundex,” or “inactive.”
  5. Click “Search.”

A list of registered businesses in Rhode Island using the same business name as you have entered will be displayed.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://docs.sos.ri.gov/DocumentLibrarySearch

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://docs.sos.ri.gov/DocumentLibrarySearch

Department of Revenue

http://www.tax.ri.gov/

Department of Licensing

http://www.dbr.ri.gov/

South Carolina


South Carolina Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 803-734-2158

Fax: 803-734-1614

Mailing Address

Corporations Division

P.O. P.O. Box 11350

Columbia, SC 29211

Physical Address

Edgar Brown Building

1205 Pendleton Street Suite 525

Columbia, SC 29201

South Carolina Business Name Search


How do you search for a South Carolina business name?

  1. Visit: https://businessfilings.sc.gov/BusinessFiling/Entity/Search
  2. Choose “Begins With,” “Contains”, or “Exact Match.”
  3. In the box “Search by Business Name”, enter a portion of your business name.
  4. Click “Search.”

A list of South Carolina registered businesses that use the same words as yours will be displayed. The status of each business will be displayed, including whether it is in good standing or dissolution, the type of entity and the date and state of incorporation.

Forms and fees for LLCs

https://businessfilings.sc.gov/BusinessFiling/Home/DownloadForms?pdfCategoryId=1&category=Starting%20a%20Business%20in%20South%20Carolina

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://businessfilings.sc.gov/BusinessFiling/Home/DownloadForms?pdfCategoryId=1&category=Starting%20a%20Business%20in%20South%20Carolina

Department of Revenue

https://dor.sc.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://llr.sc.gov/

South Dakota


Secretary of State for South Dakota

Contact Information

Voice: 605-773-4845

Fax: 605-773-4550

Mailing Address

500 East Capitol Avenue Ste. 204

Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Physical Address

500 East Capitol Avenue Ste. 204

Pierre, SD 57501-5070

South Dakota Business Name Search


How do you search for a South Dakota business name?

  1. Visit: https://sosenterprise.sd.gov/BusinessServices/Business/FilingSearch.aspx
  2. In the “Search Name” field, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Search” to choose “Starts with” or “Contains”, and then click “Search.”

A list of South Dakota registered businesses that use the same words as yours will be displayed. The status of each business will also be displayed, including whether it is in good standing or dissolution.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://sdsos.gov/business-services/corporations/corporate-forms/default.aspx

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://sdsos.gov/general-information/filing-fees.aspx#corporations

Department of Revenue

http://dor.sd.gov/

Department of Public Safety

https://dps.sd.gov/

Tennessee


Tennessee Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 615-741-2286

Email: business.services@tn.gov

Mailing Address

Filings for Corporates

312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue

6th Floor, Snodgrass Tower

Nashville, TN 37243-1102

Physical Address

Corporate Filings

312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue

6th Floor, Snodgrass Tower

Nashville, TN 37243-1102

Tennessee Business Name Search


How do you search for a Tennessee business name?

  1. Visit: http://tnbear.tn.gov/Ecommerce/FilingSearch.aspx
  2. In the “Search Name” field, enter all or part your business name.
  3. You can choose between “Starts with” and “Contains.”
  4. Click “I’m a human being”
  5. Click “Search.”

Below is a list listing all Tennessee registered businesses that use the terms you have entered. Each business’s status will be displayed, including whether it is active or inactive.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://sos.tn.gov/businesses/forms-and-fees

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://sos.tn.gov/businesses/forms-and-fees

Department of Revenue

https://www.tn.gov/revenue/

Department of Licensing

https://www.tn.gov/commerce/licensing-regulations.html

Texas


Texas Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 512-463-5555

Email: Corpinfo@sos.state.tx.us

Mailing Address

Section on Corporations

Secretary of State

P.O. P.O. Box 13697

Austin, Texas 78711

Physical Address

Section on Corporations

Secretary of State

1019 Brazos

Austin, Texas 78701

Texas Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Texas?

You will need to create an SOSDirect account or temporary login in order to conduct a Texas Secretary of State search. You will be charged $1 per name search with either method. Some people choose to search for taxable entities through the Texas Comptroller. Although it is not as thorough, it is still free. Below are both methods.


Secretary Of State

  1. Visit https://direct.sos.state.tx.us/acct/acct-subscribe.asp to create an account or https://direct.sos.state.tx.us/acct/acct-templogin.asp for a one-time temporary login (both require contact info and credit card information).
  2. To continue, enter your business name.
  3. If you are creating an account, enter your address, phone number and email.
  4. Enter your credit card information. You will be charged $1 to verify it. However, this $1 will be refunded within 24hrs.
  5. Accept the user agreement. For accounts, you will be emailed your user ID, at which point you can go to http://www.sos.state.tx.us/, and click on the “SoSDirect” icon, and enter your user name and password. The next page will allow you to choose your payment method, verify your contact information and then close the email.
  6. Choose “Name Availability Search.” Each search costs $1. If you order any filings, this fee will be waived. You can search the database to see if any business has filed with the Secretary.


Comptroller

  1. Visit: https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/
  2. In the box “Entity Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “I’m Not a Robot” and “Search.”

The list will include all taxable entities in Texas that use the same words as your business name. You can narrow down your search by changing or adding words if you get too many results.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/forms_boc.shtml

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://direct.sos.state.tx.us/help/help-corp.asp?pg=fee

Department of Revenue

https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/

Department of Licensing

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/

Utah

Contact Information

Voice: 801-530-4849

Fax: 801-530-6438

Mailing Address

160 East 300 South 2nd Floor

Box 146705

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-66705

Physical Address

160 East 300 South 2nd Floor

Box 146705

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-66705

Online


Utah Division of Corporations

Utah Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Utah?

  1. Visit: https://secure.utah.gov/bes/action/index
  2. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Search.”

A list of Utah registered businesses that use the same words as yours will be displayed. The status of each business will also be displayed, including whether it is active or dead.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://corporations.utah.gov/business/lc.html

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://corporations.utah.gov/business/dp.html

Department of Revenue

https://tax.utah.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://dopl.utah.gov/

Vermont


Vermont Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 802-828-2386

Fax: 802-828-2853

Mailing Address

81 River Street

Montpelier, VT 05609-1104

Physical Address

81 River Street

Montpelier, VT 05609-1104

Search for Vermont business names


How do you search for a business name in Vermont?

  1. Visit: https://www.vtsosonline.com/online/BusinessInquire/
  2. Choose “Starts with,” “Exact Match,” and “Contains.”
  3. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name. You can also check the box to indicate that you are interested in similar business names.
  4. Click “Search”.

The list will include all registered Vermont businesses with business names matching your search criteria. The status of each business will also be displayed, including whether it is active, inactive or expired, dissolved or terminated.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://sos.vermont.gov/corporations/fees/#tllc

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://sos.vermont.gov/corporations/fees/

Department of Revenue

https://tax.vermont.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://www.vermont.gov/work

 

Virginia


Secretary of State for Virginia

Contact Information

Voice: 804-371-9733

Email: sccinfo@scc.virginia.gov

Mailing Address

Office of the Clerk

P.O. P.O. Box 1197

Richmond, Virginia 23218

Physical Address

Tyler Building

1300 E. Main St.

Richmond, Virginia 23219

Virginia Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Virginia?

  1. Visit: https://cis.scc.virginia.gov/EntitySearch/Index
  2. In the box beside “Enter Business Entity name or SCC ID”, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Search” to select “Keyword”, “Starts with,” or “Contains”

A list of Virginia registered businesses that use the same words as yours will be displayed. For just a yes or no on whether a name is distinguishable in the state, visit https://sccefile.scc.virginia.gov/NameAvailability, enter your exact name in the box, and click “Check Name.”

LLC Forms and Fees

http://www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/formfee.aspx

Corporation Forms and Fees:

http://www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/formfee.aspx

Department of Revenue

https://www.tax.virginia.gov/

Department of Licensing

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/

Washington


Washington Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 360-725-0377

Fax: 360-664-8781

Mailing Address

PO Box 40234

Olympia, WA 98504-0234

Physical Address

801 Capitol Way South

Olympia, WA 98504

Washington Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in Washington?

  1. Visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/corps_search.asp
  2. Scroll down past customer login to find the box that reads “Corporation Search.”
  3. For your search term, choose “Contains”, “Begins with,” or “Exact Match”.
  4. In the box “Business Name”, enter all or part your business name.
  5. Click “Search.”

A new screen will display a list all Washington registered businesses that use the terms you entered in your business name. A status bar will show you the status of each business. This includes whether it is active, inactive, or dissolved.

For LLCs and Corporations, Forms

https://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/forms.aspx

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/feescheduleexpeditedservice.aspx

Department of Revenue

https://dor.wa.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://www.dol.wa.gov/

West Virginia


Secretary of State West Virginia

Contact Information

Voice: 304-558-8000

Fax: 304-558-8381

Email: business@wvsos.com

Mailing Address

PO Box 40234

Olympia, WA 98504-0234

Physical Address

801 Capitol Way South

Olympia, WA 98504

West Virginia Business Name Search


How do you search for a business name in West Virginia?

  1. Visit: http://apps.sos.wv.gov/business
  2. In the “Organization” field, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Search.”

The list will include all West Virginia registered businesses that use the keywords in the business name. The results can be sorted by name, DBA, name changes, registrations, reservations, and name.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://sos.wv.gov/Forms/Pages/Search-Results.aspx?Title=articles%20of%20incorporation&FormNumber=&FormCategory=Business%20and%20Licensing

Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://sos.wv.gov/FormSearch/Business/FeeSchedule/feeschedule.pdf

Department of Revenue

https://revenue.wv.gov

Department of Licensing

https://sos.wv.gov/

Wisconsin


Wisconsin Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 608-266-8888

Fax: 304-558-8381

Mailing Address

P O Box 7846

Madison, WI, 53707-7846

Physical Address

345 W. Washington Ave. 3rd Floor

Madison WI, 53703

Search for Wisconsin business names


How do you search for a business name in Wisconsin?

    1. Visit: http://www.wdfi.org/apps/CorpSearch/Search.aspx?

 

    1. In the search box, enter all or part your business name.
    2. Click “Search Records”.

 

 

A list of all registered businesses in Wisconsin using the same words as your business name will be displayed. The status of each company will also be displayed, including whether it has been dissolved, incorporated or withdrawn.

LLC Forms and Fees

https://www.wdfi.org/corporations/forms/corp183forms.htm

 


Corporation Forms and Fees:

https://www.wdfi.org/corporations/forms/corp180forms.htm

Department of Revenue

https://www.revenue.wi.gov/

Department of Licensing

https://licensesearch.wi.gov/

Wyoming


Wyoming Secretary of State

Contact Information

Voice: 307-777-7311

Fax: 307-777-5339

Email: Corporations@state.wy.us

Mailing Address

Herschler Building East

122 West 25th Street

Suite 101

Cheyenne, WY82002-0020

Physical Address

Herschler Building East

122 West 25th Street

Suite 101

Cheyenne, WY82002-0020

Wyoming Business Name Search


How do you search for a Wyoming business name?

  1. Visit: https://wyobiz.wyo.gov/Business/FilingSearch.aspx
  2. In the “Filing Name” field, enter all or part your business name.
  3. Click “Search” and choose “Starts with” or “Contains”, then click “Search.”

A list of Wyoming registered businesses that use the keywords in your business name will be displayed. The status of each business will also be displayed, including whether it is active or inactive.

LLC and Corporation Forms

https://sos.wyo.gov/forms/default.aspx?root=Business

Corporation Fees and LLC:

https://sos.wyo.gov/Business/docs/BusinessFees.pdf

Department of Revenue

http://revenue.wyo.gov/

 

 

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