Mississippi Business Entity and Corporation Search

Mississippi state shapeThe Business Services Division of Secretary of State of Mississippi maintains an online tool where one can search for information about any business which is incorporated in the state. The tool is free to use for the public.

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

Information about corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and other business and non-profit entities can be found online.  However, Sole Proprietorship does not need to register with SOS and therefore its data is unavailable online.

On this page, we have given step by step instructions on how to search for a business registered in Mississippi.

Search by Business Name

If you know the complete/partial name of the business, then this search option is right for you.

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 ‘Starting With‘, ‘All Words’, ‘Any Words‘, ‘Sounds Like‘, ‘Exact Match‘ to narrow the search results.

Step 3: Click on ‘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 ‘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

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

Search by Business ID

Each business is assigned a unique 6 to 7 digits ID by the secretary of state. Using the ID one 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 search, like we have done in the below image:

You should be able to see the business name associated with the ID now. Click on the ‘Details’ button to view more information.

Search 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 following details:

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

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

 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: 05/10/2018

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