Arkansas Business Entity & Corporation Search

Arkansas (AR) State ShapeLooking for information on how to conduct a business entity search in Arkansas?

Yes!

We have got you covered. On this page, we have laid down step by step instructions on how to carry out the search.

So before we start, there are a few things you should know.

Business & Commercial Services or BCS a sub-division of Arkansas Secretary of State, maintains information about all the business entities registered in the state. This data is available to the public on the SOS website.

Business entity search can be helpful to the users in the following ways:

  1. Name Availability Check – helps to check if the business name is available for registration or not.
  2. Fetching Business Information – helps to view information about any business owner, registered agent etc.
  3. Download/Order certificates – Business owners/registered agent can use the functionality to download/order certificate of good standing, annual reports etc.

Arkansas Business Entity Search

One can conduct a business entity search in Arkansas in the following ways:

  • By Corporation Type – Search by business type (LLC/LLP/LP etc.)
  • By Business/Fictitious Name – Search by legal/fictitious name of the business.
  • By Registered Agent Name/State/City – Search by name of the registered agent, state or city of residence.
  • By Filing # – Each business entity is assigned a unique File number by SOS. Using this number one can directly search for the business information.

Note: One can conduct the search by any of the given methods. But searching using the multiple criteria will help you get more targeted results.

 By Business Name

Step 1: Open Arkansas Secretary of State business entity search page (opens in new tab).

Arkansas (AR) Business Entity Corporation Search PageStep 2: (Optional) Select the business type. If you are unsure, just keep it as ‘All Types’.

Step 3: Enter the name of the business in the search field. Alternatively, you can also search by fictitious name (DBA)  of the business entity. For illustration purpose, lets search ‘Butterfly‘.

Arkansas (AR) Business Entity Corporation Search By Name

Note: Don’t use common words such as plumbing. electrician, LLC etc. The search result will end up showing numerous entries. Make sure you are as specific as possible.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.

Step 5: On the next page, you will be able to view the search result.

Each entry will be with following attributes:

  • Name
  • City
  • State
  • Status

Arkansas (AR) Business Entity Corporation Search Results

Step 6: Select the desired business entity from the list and click on the corresponding name.

Step 7: Finally, you will be able to view the detailed information about the business on the next page.

Arkansas (AR) Business Entity Corporation Business Details

Corporation NameBusiness Entity Name
Fictitious NamesFictitious/Trade name of the business
Filing #Filing Number
Filing TypeBusiness Type – LLC/LLP/Partnership
Filed under ActAct under which the business was filed
StatusCurrent Business Status – Active/Inactive/Merged/Dissolved
Principal AddressBusiness Address
Reg. AgentRegistered Agent Name
Agent AddressRegistered Agent Address
Date FiledDate on which business documents were filed
OfficersCompany Officer(s) name

For Foreign Entities

Foreign NameName of the business in the state it was registered
Foreign AddressAddress of the business in the state it was registered
State of OriginState of formation of the business
 Search by Registered Agent Name/City/State

Step 1: Open Arkansas SOS website – Link (will open in new tab).
Step 2: Select the corporation type from the drop-down. If you are unaware, simply select ‘All Types‘.
Step 3: Next enter the name of the registered agent in the text field.
Step 4: (Optional) You can also mention the state and city of the RA, which can help in narrowing down the results.
Step 5: Click on ‘Search‘ Button.
Step 6: On the next page, you will be able to view the list of business entities with which the RA is associated.

 Contact Information
AddressArkansas Secretary of State
State Capitol, Suite 256
500 Woodlane Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Link: Map (Opens in new tab)

Phone Number
  • Phone : 501-682-3409
  • Toll-Free: 1-(888) 233-0325
Emailcorporations@sos.arkansas.gov
Office Hours8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday

Links & References

  1. https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/
  2. https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/business-commercial-services-bcs

Last Updated: 30/10/2018

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