Looking for information on how to search for a business entity in Indiana? If yes, then you will find this guide helpful.
Before we go ahead, here are a few things you should know about:
In Indiana Business Services Division of the Secretary of State (SOS) holds records of all the registered business entities in the state. These records are available for public viewing on the inBiz website.
How can business search be helpful?
- Check if the business name he/she is thinking to register is available for registration or not.
- Verify if the business has been registered legally,
- Check its status with the state (whether it is active or has expired),
- to search for the business address or to find the name and address of the registered agent.
Information about following business structures are available:
- Limited Liability Company
- Limited Partnership
- Limited Liability Partnership
*Sole proprietorship and General partnership information are not available with inBiz.
Indiana Business Entity Search
You can search for a business in five ways, depending on what information you have.
- By Business name
- By Business ID
- By Filing number
- By Registered Agent name
- By Incorporator or Principal name
Search by Business name
Step 1: Open Indiana public business search page – Link.
Step 2: Type in the business name you are looking to search in ‘Business Name‘ text box. You can also click on ‘contains’, ‘starts with’, or ‘exact match’ to refine the search results.
Step 3: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.
Step 4: You will now be able to see all the search results. The information that you can see will cover the Business ID number, the Business name, the name type (Legal/Assumed/Reserved), the Principal office address, Registered Agent name and Status (active/dissolved) of the business.
If there are too many results, you may have to be more specific in your search.
Step 5: Select the desired business name by clicking on the corresponding Business ID.
Step 6: Now you will be able to see the complete business details available with the SOS. The following information can be found on this page:
|Business Name||Business Entity Name|
|Business ID||Business Entity ID|
|Entity Type||Type of Business Entity – Domestic/Foreign/LLC/Corporation/For-Profit/Non-Profit/Withdrawn|
|Business Status||Business Status – Active/Inactive/Admin Dissolved/Reserved/Voluntarily Dissolved/Involuntarily Dissolved|
|Creation Date||Date of formation of business|
|Inactive Date||Date on which entity was marked inactive|
|Principal Office Address||Office Address|
|Expiration Date||Business Expiry Date|
|Jurisdiction of Formation||State of Jurisdiction|
|Business Entity Report Due Date||Last date of filing of Annual Report|
|Years Due||Yeas(s) for which reports are due|
|Title||Designation of the Member|
|Name||Name of the member|
Registered Agent Information
|Type||Registered Agent Type – Individual/Business|
|Name||Name of the person|
On the bottom of the page, one can view filing history, name history and assumed name history. One can also download certified copies by click on the ‘Download Certified Copies‘ button.
Search by Business ID
If you know the business ID, you can directly access the business details. Follow the steps given below.
Step 1: On the business search page, enter the Business ID in the box and click on search.
Step 2: You will now be able to view the business entity and fictitious name (if any) associated with the ID.
Step 3: Click on the ID to access complete information about the business.
Search by Filing number
Each document filed with the SOS is assigned a unique filing number. If you this number, you can find out for which business entity it was filed for.
Step 1: On the Indiana business search page, enter the filing number and click on Search.
Step 2: On the next page, you can view the business name with which the filing number is associated with.
Step 3: Click on the Business ID for more information on the company.
Using advanced search, one can filter businesses based on type, status, name type, street address, city and zip code. It can be used with the business search to further filter down the results.
For example, if you would like to find any active Domestic Limited Liability Company which contains the word ‘Alex’ in its name, you can do it using the advanced search.
|Address||302 W. Washington Street|
Indianapolis, IN 46204
|Office Hours||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday|
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Last Updated on: 05/11/2018