Are you looking for information on how to search for a business entity registered in Connecticut? If so, then you are in the right place.
In Connecticut, Commercial Recording Division of the Secretary of State is responsible for incorporation and regulation of businesses in the state. It is also tasked with record keeping of the registered businesses. The business formation data is a matter of public information and is available online on the SOS website.
Information pertaining to any Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), and Limited Liability Partnership(LLP) can is available.
The business entity search is particularly helpful for new business owners to check if the business name they have chosen is available (or not). One can also find the status of the company and other vital information using the search.
Below we have shared a step-by-step guide on how to search for a business on Connecticut (CT) Secretary of State website.
Connecticut Business Entity Search
You can conduct the search with either of these information:
- Business Name
- Business ID
- Filing Number
Step 1: Open Connecticut business entity search page – Link (opens in new tab).
Step 2: Enter the complete/partial name of the business in ‘Search by Name‘ field.
- Use asterisk symbol to conduct wildcard search. Example searching for ‘Apple*’ will result in all the business names starting with ‘Apple’. While searching for ‘*apple*’ will result in all the business names which contain the word ‘apple’.
- If you are not sure about complete name of the business, try entering few letters of the business name which you remember.
Step 3: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.
Step 4: The resulting page will have a list of businesses that match your search term. Following information about each business will be shown:
- Business Name
- Business ID
- Business Address
Step 6: Click on the name of the desired business entity to view available information.
Step 7: On the next page, you can view the following information about the business:
|Business Name||Business Entity Official Name|
|Citizenship/State Inc||State of Incorporation (Domestic/Foreign)|
|Business ID||Business Entity ID|
|Last Report Filed Year||Year in which the last report was filed|
|Business Address||Office Address|
|Business Type||Business Type – LLC/Corporation/Partnership|
|Mailing Address||Communication Address|
|Business Status||Business Status – Active/Inactive|
|Date Inc/Registration||Date of business formation|
|Annual Report Due Date||Last date of filing of Annual Report|
|Name/Title||Name(s) of the official|
|Business Address||Business Communication Address|
|Residence Address||Residence Address|
|Agent Name||Registered Agent Name|
|Agent Business Address||Registered Agent office Address|
|Agent Residence Address||Residence address of the Agent|
|Agent Mailing Address||Communication Address|
In addition, you could see filing history and name history of the business.
By Business ID
Each registered business in Connecticut is assigned a unique 7 digit ID. Using the ID one can directly search for information about the concerned business.
How to search by Business ID?
Similar to search by entity name which we previously discussed, navigate to Connecticut business search page. Enter the business ID in the ‘Search by Business ID‘ text field and click on ‘Search‘ button.
On the next page, you can view the available information. In case the entered ID is incorrect, you will receive an error.
By Filing Number
Each filed document pertaining to the business is assigned a unique 10 character alphanumeric ID by the SOS. Using the filing number, one can find for which business entity it was filed for.
How to Search?
On the search page, enter the filing number in the appropriate text field and click on ‘Search‘ button.
|Address||State of Connecticut|
30 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06106
|Contact Number||(860) 509-6200|
|Business Hours||8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday|
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Last Updated: 08/11/2018