Delaware Business Entity & Corporation Search

Delaware (DE) State ShapeDelaware Secretary of State maintains records of all the business entities incorporated in the state.

Basic information about any DE registered business can be accessed online for free on the SOS website. Additionally, for retrieving the current status of any business, there is a charge of $10. And for fetching either history, tax or annual reports there is a charge of $20.

Information on Sole Proprietorships, Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships, Trusts and Joint Ventures can be searched on the Delaware secretary of state website.

Business Entity Search can help you with,

  • Researching and checking business name availability
  • Download/View filed documents such as the certificate of good standing, annual reports etc
  • Fetching public information about any business

In the next section, we’ve shared step-by-step instruction on how you can successfully carry out the search.

Delaware Secretary of State Business Entity Search

The SOS provides two ways to conduct the search:

  1. By Entity Name – Useful for fetching competitor information, and researching name for your business
  2. By File Number – To file documents or view archived records

Search by Entity Name

Step 1: Open Delaware business entity search page (opens in new tab).

Step 2:
Enter the full/partial name of the business you are searching for. The search is keyword based i.e all the entity names matching the search string will be shown.

Step 3:
Click on the ‘Search’ button.

Step 4:
On the next page, you will be able to see the list of business names matching the search criteria. Along with each entity name, the file number of the business will also be shown.

Step 5:
Click on the desired business name.

Step 6:
On the next page you will be able to see full details about the business.

The following information about each business is made available to the public:

File NumberUnique Business ID Number
Incorporation Date / Formation Date (mm/dd/yyyy)Date of formation of business
Entity NameName of Business
Entity Kind
  • Corporation
  • Limited Partnership
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Statutory Trust
  • Partnership (whether General or Limited Liability Partnership)
  • Unincorporated Non-Profit Association
Entity TypeA – General
B – Bank
C – Closed Corp
D – DISC Corp
L – LLP or LLLP –
N – Non Title 8
R – Non-profit or Religious
S – Stock, Non-taxable – T
ResidencyDomestic/Foreign
StateState of Jurisdiction

Registered Agent Information

NameRegistered Agent Name
AddressCommunication Address
CityCity
CountyCounty
StateState
Postal CodeZip Code
PhonePhone Number

To request for status summary there is a fee of $10 and for detailed status/tax, there is a fee of $20.


Search by File Number

Each registered business in Delaware is allotted a unique 7 digit ID. Using this ID, you can directly query the business information.

Follow the guide below to conduct the search:

Step 1: Open Delaware division of corporations search page – Link.

Step 2: Enter the ID number in the text field as shown in the image above.

Step 3: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.

Step 4: On the next page you’ll be able to view complete information about the business.


Secretary of State Contact Information

AddressDivision of Corporations
John G. Townsend Bldg.
401 Federal Street, – Suite 4
Dover, DE 19901
Contact NumberPhone: 302-739-3812 / 3813
Social MediaTwitter / FB
Emailcorp@delaware.gov
Office Hours8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Mon to Fri)
Sat/Sun – Closed

Links & References

  1. https://corp.delaware.gov/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State_of_Delaware

Last Updated on: 27/03/2019

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