Minnesota Business Entity & Corporation Search
Department of Business & Liens, a subdivision of Minnesota Secretary of State holds the records of all the business entities registered in the state.
Basic information about the businesses such as owner’s name, address, etc. is a matter of public information. You can access these business entity records on the Secretary of State website for free.
Before we go ahead, here are a few points you should know:
On the SOS website, you can find information about DBAs, Corporations, LLCs, and Partnerships registered in the state.
Conducting a business entity search can help you with,
- Checking and researching for business names
- Verify the legal status of any business
- Find information about any registered business
- For filing business documents by owners/agents
Minnesota Secretary of State Business Entity Search
You can conduct the business entity search by name or filing number. Below we’ve shared step-by-step instruction on how to carry out the search.
By Business Name
Step 1: Open Minnesota business filings search page (refer the image below).
Step 2: Select ‘Business Name‘ tab and enter the name of the business in the search box.
You can use filters like ‘Begin with‘ or ‘Contain‘ to fine-tune your search. You can also look for only Active/Inactive corporations and choose to Exclude/Include prior names.
Step 3: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.
For example, we tried searching for the keyword ‘hairdressers‘. Here is what the results look like:
Step 4: On the next page, you can view the list of business names that match the entered string. Additionally, you can view ‘Business Status’, ‘Business Type’ and ‘Name type’ of each listing.
Based on the available information, click on the corresponding business name. If you could not find the concerned business, try searching again with another keyword.
Step 5: Click on the ‘Details‘ link to view more information about the business. Now you’ll be able to view complete business details.
Explanation of the terms used on the business entity details page:
If you know the business filing number you can use this search option. Open Minnesota corporation records search page. Choose ‘File Number’ option. Similar to ‘Search by Name‘ follow the subsequent steps to conduct the search. Note: Searching by filing number is accurate as each business is assigned a unique number by the Secretary of State. Sources and Links Last Updated on: 30/03/2019
Business Name Registered name of the business Business Type Type of business Name Type Type of Name Business Status Active/Inactive File Number Registered filing number of business Important Dates Date of filing and Renewal due date MN Statute The Minnesota Statute number Home jurisdiction Jurisdiction of business Status Status of Business Principal Place of Business Address Address of business Associated Individuals Nameholder and address
By Filing number
MN Secretary of State Contact Details
Address Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Dr., Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Phone Number 1-877-551-6767 email@example.com Office Hours 9 AM to 4 PM
If you know the business filing number you can use this search option. Open Minnesota corporation records search page. Choose ‘File Number’ option. Similar to ‘Search by Name‘ follow the subsequent steps to conduct the search.
Note: Searching by filing number is accurate as each business is assigned a unique number by the Secretary of State.
Sources and Links
Last Updated on: 30/03/2019