Connecticut Business Entity & Corporation Search

Connecticut (CT) State ShapeCommercial Recording Division of Connecticut Secretary of State, is responsible for incorporation and regulation of businesses in the state. It also keeps records of all the changes in the business, annual reports, and other business information. The data is publicly available on the SOS website.

Information pertaining to any Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), and Limited Liability Partnership(LLP) can be searched. The business entity search is especially 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 in Connecticut (CT) Secretary of State website.

Connecticut Business Entity Search

To conduct the search, you should have either of these information with you:

  1. Business Name
  2. Business ID
  3. Filing Number
Search 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 contact 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 ‘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 detailed information.

Step 7: On the next page, you can view 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.

 Search 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 information about the concerned business. In case the entered ID is incorrect, you will receive an error.

Search By Filing Number

Every filed document for 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
Email
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: 05/10/2018

One Comment on “Connecticut Business Entity & Corporation Search”

  1. 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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