Louisiana Business Entity & Corporation Search
Business Service Division of the Louisiana Secretary of State maintains the records of all the business entities registered in the state.
Basic information about businesses is available to the public for free and it can be accessed on the Secretary of State website.
Records of LLCs, Corporations, Non-Profits, and Trade/service marks registered in Louisiana can be found online.
Business entity search can help,
- Aspiring business owners can check for business name availability
- Existing business owners can file/download annual reports, amendments etc.
- Finding public information about any business such as owner’s name, address etc.
To help you out with the search, we’ve created this step-by-step guide.
Louisiana Secretary of State Business Entity Search
You can conduct the search:
- By Entity Name (also useful for checking business name availability)
- By Entity Number: Charter Number, Trade Registration Number, or Name Reservation Number
- By Individual name: Officer Name or Agent Name
By Entity Name
Step 1: Searching the SOS database by entity name is quite straightforward. Open the business search page, and select ‘Search by Entity Name‘ as your search type.
Step 2: Enter complete/partial name of the business in the text box.
In case you don’t know the full name of the business, enter as many keywords as possible to limit the search result.
Note: Common punctuation, special characters, and business designators like LLC, LLP, or corporations are ignored by default.
Step 3: On the next page, you can view list of business entities that match your search string. Use the associated information to pinpoint the business you are looking for.
Step 4: To view further information about the business, click on the ‘Details’ button.
Step 5: On the final page, you’ll be able to view all the business information available with the SOS. Information such as the type of company, its status, charter number and registration date are available.
Additional information includes the mailing, domicile address as well as details of registered agents and officers. You can also check whether any amendments are on file.
On this page, you can also buy certificates and certified copies, subscribe to an electronic notification and print the records.
Following information about each business is available with the SOS:
|Type||Business Type – LLC/LLP/Corporation|
|City||City in which business is located|
|Status||Current Business Status – Active/Inactive/Dissolved|
|Previous Business Names||Previous Names of the Business|
|Charter Number||Business ID number|
|Registration Date||Date of Business Registration|
|Domicile Address||Business Address|
|Mailing Address||Communication Address|
|Inactive Reason||Reason the business was marked inactive|
|File Date||Date of filing of business documents|
|Last Report Filed||Last annual report filing date|
By Charter Number, Trade Registration Number, or Name Reservation Number
When a business registered with the Business Services division, it is assigned a unique alphanumeric identifier known as a Charter Number. Trade Mark, Trade Name or Service Mark application are also assigned a unique numeric identifier.
Step 1: Open Louisiana SOS business search page and select ‘Search by Charter Number, Trade Registration Number, or Name Reservation Number‘.
Step 2: Input the ID number in the text field.
Note: The Charter Number includes 8 digits and 1 letter, in a format such as 35294371D. All 9 characters must be entered.
Identifier for Trade Name, Trade Mark or Service Mark ID is of 6 numeric characters – XX-XXXX.
Step 3: On the next page, you will be able to view the details about the corresponding business.
By Officer or Agent name
Use this form of search to find out businesses with which any officer or agent is associated.
Step 1: Open Lousiana business search page – Link. Next, select ‘Search by Officer or Agent name‘ as your Search type.
Step 2: Enter the first and last name of the person (refer to the image below).
Step 4: Click on the ‘Search’ button.
Step 5: On the next page, you can view the list of businesses with which the person is associated with. Click on the ‘Details‘ button to view furth information about the business.
LA Secretary of State Contact Information
|Address||8585 Archives Avenue,|
|Phone Number||(225) 925-4704|
|Office Hours||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday (except for Official State Holidays)|
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Last Updated on: 26/03/2019