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 conduct business entity search on Arkansas Secretary of State website.

But before we start, there are a few things you should know:

Business & Commercial Services (BCS), a sub-division of Arkansas Secretary of State, maintains records of 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 fetch information about any business such as owner’s name, 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 Secretary of State Business Entity Search

You can carry out the search by,

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

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


By Business Name

(Also useful for checking business name availability)

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.

For illustration purpose, let’s search business containing the word ‘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: Next you’ll be taken to the results page where can view following information about each entry:

  • Name
  • City
  • State
  • Status

Arkansas (AR) Business Entity Corporation Search Results

Step 6: Select the desired business name 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 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. If you are unaware, simply select ‘All Types‘.
Step 3: Next enter the name of the registered agent (RA) in the text field.
Step 4: (Optional) You can also enter the state and city of the RA, which can further narrow down the results.
Step 5: Click on the ‘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 with.


Secretary of State Contact Info
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 on: 27/03/2019

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