Connecticut Business Entity & Corporation Search

Connecticut (CT) State Shape

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:

  1. Business Name
  2. Business ID
  3. Filing Number
By Name

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.

Search tips:

  1. 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’.
  2. 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
  • Status
  • 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 NameBusiness Entity Official Name
Citizenship/State IncState of Incorporation (Domestic/Foreign)
Business IDBusiness Entity ID
Last Report Filed YearYear in which the last report was filed
Business AddressOffice Address
Business TypeBusiness Type – LLC/Corporation/Partnership
Mailing AddressCommunication Address
Business StatusBusiness Status – Active/Inactive
Date Inc/RegistrationDate of business formation
Annual Report Due DateLast date of filing of Annual Report

Principals Details

Name/TitleName(s) of the official
Business AddressBusiness Communication Address
Residence AddressResidence Address

Agent Summary

Agent NameRegistered Agent Name
Agent Business AddressRegistered Agent office Address
Agent Residence AddressResidence address of the Agent
Agent Mailing AddressCommunication 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.

 Contact Information:
AddressState of Connecticut
30 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Contact Number(860) 509-6200
Business Hours8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday

Links & References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_the_State_of_Connecticut

Last Updated: 08/11/2018

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Ben Smith - October 12, 2018

The name I am looking to register was already registered in CT. But the current status of the LLC is shown as “DISSOLVED”. Does that mean I can register this name?


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