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Corporation Records

Search Guide

Learn the Basics

  • Enter Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial when searching by an individual’s name. Partial names, such as Doe, J for John A. Doe, are acceptable. Punctuation is optional.
  • The entire name is not necessary. For example, you could use the keywords Little Red Sch instead of Little Red School House, Inc.
  • Our records are indexed in alphabetical order.
  • The filings/registrations that come closest to your search criteria are listed first.
  • If an exact match does not appear, you can scroll forward or backward using Previous List and Next List to view the names indexed before and after the current page.
  • Click on the name to view detailed information about the business or registration.
  • Search by document number: the error message Record Not Found means the document number does not exist in our records.
    • Try again or search by name.
    • Be sure to use the number zero (“0”) for all document numbers. The letter “o” is not acceptable.

Know Your Search Options

You can search our database by:

  • Entity Name – lists business entities and registrations by name. Results include the document number and status of each record.
  • Officer/Registered Agent Name – lists officers, directors, managers, and registered agents by name. Results include the business entity or registration related to each name.
  • Registered Agent Name – lists all registered agents by name. Results include the business entity or registration related to each name.
  • Trademark Name – lists trademark and service mark registrations by name. Results include the document number and status of each record.
  • Trademark Owner Name – lists trademark and service mark owners by name. Results include trademark and service marks by name and the document number related to the name.
  • FEI Number – lists the Federal Employer Identification numbers and the business entities associated with those numbers. Results include the business entity’s name and document number. Multiple entities may be listed under a single FEI number.
  • Document Number – lists detailed information about the specific business entity or registration associated with the assigned Department of State identification number.

Access and View Filed Documents

  • Once you have searched and selected an entity or registration from the list of returns, you will be redirected to the entity or registration detail page.
  • Select the document from the list provided on the entity’s or registration’s detail page.
  • The document will open as a PDF, which you can view, save, or print.

Understand the Details

Review the following chart to understand the information displayed on the Corporate Detail page:

Type

Definition

Document Number 6- or 12-digit number assigned by the Division of Corporations when a business entity or registration is filed.
FEIN Federal Employer Identification (FEI) Number assigned by the IRS.
Date Filed The date a document was filed with the Division of Corporations.
State State of domicile of an entity.
Status The status of filing: active, inactive, etc. (See term definitions.)
Effective Date The date that the entity's existence became effective, if other than the date filed.
Last Event Owner's name, address, FEI number (if applicable), and corporate charter/document number.
Event Date Filed The date the entity's most recent event was filed.
Event Effective Date The date that the entity's most recent event became effective, if other than the date filed.
Registered Agent Name and address of the entity's current registered agent.
Officer/Director Detail Names, addresses, and titles of the current officers/directors/managers, etc.
Title Capacity of current officers, directors, managers, etc. (See abbreviations.)
Annual Reports Year and date of filing for the last three Annual Reports, if any.