Indiana Business Entity & Corporation Search

Indiana state shapeIn Indiana, Business Services Division of the Secretary of State (SOS) holds records of all the registered business entities in the state. These records are freely available for public viewing on the Indiana Secretary of State website.

Information about the following business structures are available:

  • Corporation
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Limited Partnership
  • Limited Liability Partnership

*Sole proprietorship and General partnership information cannot be searched on the inBiz website.

Before we go ahead with the actual search, here are a few things you should know.

Conducting a business entity search can help you, 

  • Check if the business name is available for registration or not,
  • Verify if the business has been registered legally,
  • Check the current status of a business (whether it is active or has expired),
  • to search for the business address or to find the name and address of the registered agent.

Indiana Secretary of State Business Entity Search

You can search for a business in five ways, depending on what information you have.

  • Business name (Useful for checking business name availability)
  • Business ID
  • Filing number
  • Registered Agent name
  • Incorporator or Principal name

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 use the filters, ‘contains‘, ‘starts with‘, or ‘exact match‘ to refine the search results.

Step 3: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.

Step 4: On the next page, you can view the result of the query with the following info: Business ID number, the Business name, the name type (Legal/Assumed/Reserved), the Principal office address, Registered Agent name and Status (active/dissolved.

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’ll be able to see the complete business details available with the SOS.

Following information each business is available:

Business NameName of the business
Business IDBusiness ID
Entity TypeType of Business – Domestic/Foreign/LLC/Corporation/For-Profit/Non-Profit/Withdrawn
Business StatusBusiness Status – Active/Inactive/Admin Dissolved/Reserved/Voluntarily Dissolved/Involuntarily Dissolved
Creation DateDate of formation of business
Inactive DateDate on which entity was marked inactive
Principal Office AddressOffice Address
Expiration DateBusiness Expiry Date
Jurisdiction of FormationState of Jurisdiction
Business Entity Report Due DateLast date of filing of the Annual Report
Years DueYeas(s) for which reports are due

Principal Information

TitleDesignation of the Member
NameName of the member
AddressCommunication Address

Registered Agent Information

TypeRegistered Agent Type – Individual/Business
NameName of the person
AddressCommunication address

On the bottom of the page, you can view filing history, name history and assumed name history. You can also download certified copies by click on the ‘Download Certified Copies‘ button.


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.


By Filing number

Each document filed with the SOS is assigned a unique filing number. If you know this number, you can find out with which business entity it is associated with.

Step 1: On the Indiana business search page, enter the filing number and click on the ‘Search’ button.

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.


Advanced Search

Using advanced search, you can filter businesses based on type, status, name type, street address, city and zip code. It can be used along with the ‘business name’ search to further filter down the results.

For example, if you would like to find a list of active Domestic Limited Liability Companies which contains the word ‘Alex’ in its name, you can do it using the advanced search.


IN Secretary of State Contact Information
Address302 W. Washington Street
Room E018
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number1-317-234-9768
Email
Office Hours8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday

Links and Sources

  1. http://www.in.gov/sos/business/2428.htm
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State_of_Indiana

Last Updated on: 30/03/2019

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