Connecticut Business Entity & Corporation Search
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 the record keeping of the registered businesses in the state. The business formation data is a matter of public information and can be searched online on the secretary of state website.
Information pertaining to any Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), and Limited Liability Partnership(LLP) can be found in the SOS database.
Conducting a business entity search can you help you with:
- Researching and checking business name availability
- Filing documents
- View information about any business registered in CT
Below we have shared a step-by-step guide on how to conduct business entity search on Connecticut Secretary of State website.
Connecticut Secretary of State Business Entity Search
On the SOS website, you can search for a business using:
- Business Name – Also useful for checking business name availability
- 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, simply enter the first few letters of the business which you remember.
Step 3: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.
Step 4: On the resulting page you can view the 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 desired business name to view complete information available with the SOS.
Step 7: On the next page, you can view the following information about the business:
|Business Name||Business Official Name|
|Citizenship/State Inc||State of Incorporation (Domestic/Foreign)|
|Business ID||Business 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 can also view the filing history and name change history of the business.
By Business ID
Each registered business in Connecticut is assigned a unique 7 digit ID. Using the ID you can directly query the business information.
How to search by Business ID?
Similar to search by entity name which we’ve previously discussed, navigate to Connecticut business search page. Enter the business ID in the ‘Search by Business ID‘ text field and click on the ‘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, you can find out with which business entity it is associated with.
How to Search?
On the search page, enter the filing number in the appropriate text field and click on the ‘Search‘ button.
CT Secretary of State Contact Information
|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 on: 27/03/2019