Mississippi Business Entity and Corporation Search

Mississippi state shapeThe Business Services Division of the Mississippi Secretary of State maintains the records of all the business entities registered in the state.

These records can be accessed online on the SOS website for free. Currently, information on corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and non-profit entities are currently available online. However, Sole Proprietorships are not registered with the SOS and therefore its data is unavailable online.

Conducting a business entity search can be helpful in many ways:

The business search functionality is beneficial for business owners, registered agents, and the general public. You can find information about any business, file business documents or check the availability of a business name.

Mississippi Secretary of State Business Entity Search

In this section, we’ve provided step by step instructions on how to search for a business registered in Mississippi.

You can conduct the search by business name, ID or registered agent name.

By Business Name

(Also useful for checking business name availability)

If you know the complete/partial name of the business, then this search option is right for you. You can also use this search method to research for business names.

Step 1: Open Mississippi Business Search web page (opens in new tab).

Step 2: Select ‘Business Name‘ tab and enter your search keywords in the text box (refer to the image). You can choose the filters like ‘Starting With‘, ‘All Words’, ‘Any Words‘, ‘Sounds Like‘, ‘Exact Match‘ to narrow the search results.

Step 3: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.

Step 4: On the same page, you can view the search results. You can view Business ID, Type of Enterprise, Status of Enterprise and Creation date for each business listed on the page.

Step 5: Scroll through the list to find out the business you were looking for and click on the ‘Details‘ button. If you have not found the correct business, you may have to use different keywords or change the search criteria.

Step 6: In the popup window, you can view the details of the business. The following information can be found on this page:

Business NameName of enterprise
Business IDID of enterprise
Type of EnterpriseCorporation/LLC/Non-profit etc.
StatusActive/Dissolved etc.
Important DatesDate of creation, Effective date
State of IncorporationState business is incorporated in
Principal Office AddressAddress of office
Registered AgentName and Address
Officers and DirectorsName and Address
Filed DocumentsChange of address, Dissolution Etc. that can be downloaded

You can also view the filed documents, by clicking on ‘View Filed Documents‘ link.

By Business ID

Each business is assigned a unique 6 to 7 digits ID by the Secretary of State. Using the ID you can directly search for the business information.

On the Mississippi business search page, click on the second tab, which says ‘Business ID’. Enter the ID and click on the ‘Search’ button.

Next, you would be able to view the business associated with the ID. Click on the ‘Details’ button to view further information.

By Officer/Registered Agent Name

If you would like to find out the list of businesses with which any officer or registered agent is associated with then use this search.

Click on the Officer Name tab or Registered Agent tab (based on your requirement). Enter the name of the officer in the search box and click ‘Search‘.

On the next page, you will be able to view the following details:

  • Officer’s Name/Registered Agent Name
  • Title
  • Business Name

Click on the associated business name, to find more information about the business.

MS Secretary of State Contact Details

Address401 Mississippi Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone(601) 359-1633
EmailYou can send an email from the Contact Us page directly
Office HoursUnavailable

Sources and Links

  1. http://www.sos.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  2. http://www.sos.ms.gov/BusinessServices/Documents/Business%20Entities%20(Clean).pdf
  3. http://www.sos.ms.gov/About/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx

Last Updated on: 30/03/2019