Alaska Business Entity & Corporation Search

Alaska (AL) State ShapeAre you looking for information on how to conduct a business entity search in Alaska? If yes, then you will find this guide helpful.

Before we start, here is something you must know.

In Alaska, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing is the responsible body which maintains records of the business entities incorporated in the state.  It is a subdivision of Department Of Commerce, Community, And Economic Development (DCEED).

These records are available to the general public and anyone can access it for free on the DCEED website.

The division keeps records of the following business structures:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Corporation

So, how can a business entity search be helpful?

  • Business owners can check for business name availability.
  • One can find information about any business like address, the owner(s) name and current status of the business.
  • One can also view all the filed documents and find other associated details about the business.

Alaska Business Entity Search

One can search for any business registered in the state of Alaska in 2 ways:

  1. By Entity Number – Each business is assigned a unique ID by the SOS. Using the number one can find information about the business directly.
  2. By Entity Name – One can also search for any business based on the name.

 By Entity Number

Step 1: Open Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing search page – Link.

Step 2: Enter the business ID number in the text box and click on ‘Search‘ button.

Step 3: On the next page, you can view the summary of the business with the following data:

  • Entity Type
  • Entity #
  • Entity Name
  • Name Type
  • Status

Note: In case the business ID is wrong, you will receive an error. Also while entering the ID, remove all the spaces.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Entity ID’ to view the detailed information.

Step 5: On the next page, you will be able to view complete information about the business.

Entity NameName of Registered Business Entity
Entity TypeBusiness Type – LLC/Corporation/Non-Profit/Name Reservation/Partnership
Entity #Business ID Number
Status:Business Status – Good Standing/Non-Compliant/Involuntarily Dissolved/Voluntarily Dissolved/Revoked/Merged/Expired Name/Active Name/With Drawn
AK Formed DateDate of Business Formation
Duration/ExpirationBusiness Expiry Date
Home StateState of Business Incorporation
Next Biennial Report DueReport Due Date
Entity Mailing AddressMailing Address of the Business
Entity Physical AddressPhysical Address of the Business

Registered Agent

Agent NameRegistered Agent Name
Registered Mailing AddressRegistered Agent Mailing Address
Registered Physical AddressRegistered Agent Physical Address

Officials

AK Entity #Entity ID
NameName(s) of the Official
TitlesDesignation
OwnedPercentage Owned

 By Name

To conduct the business entity search using the name of the business, follow the guide below:

Step 1: Open Alaska business entity search page.

Step 2: Enter the name of the business in the entity name box. Now you would need to select either of the following 2 options:

  • Starts With – Selecting this option would show only those business entities, whose name starts with the entered text.
  • Contains – Selecting this option would show entities containing the entered text anywhere in their business name.

Search Tips:

  1. Don’t enter words like LLC.LLP, Corporation in the search text.
  2. Remove punctuations like a comma, period from the search text.

Step 3: Click on the ‘Search’ button.

Step 4: On the next page, you will be able to view the list of businesses matching your criteria.

Note: In case the search results are too broad, try doing the search again with better filters in place.

 Contact Information

AddressMailing/Physical Address
550 W 7th AVE, STE 1535
Anchorage, AK 99501-3587
Contact NumberPhone: (907) 269-8100
Fax: (907) 269-8125
Emailcorporations@alaska.gov
Office Hours8AM – 5 PM (Mon to Fri)

Links & References

  1. https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/Corporations.aspx
  2. https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/

Last Updated: 11/04/2018

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