New Hampshire Business Entity & Corporation Search

New Hampshire (NH) State ShapeAll the businesses operating or authorized to do business in New Hampshire must register with Corporation Division of New Hampshire Secretary of State. The division is responsible for record keeping of all the information related the business entities. These business records are available to the public and can be accessed on the NH SOS website (http://sos.nh.gov/).

This article guides you through the whole process of searching for a business entity (LLC/LLP/Corporation etc.) on the secretary of state website.

New Hampshire Business Entity Search

You can search for any business registered in the State of New Hampshire (NH) in four different ways.

  1. Business Name – Search using the entity name
  2. Business ID – Search using the entity ID
  3. Filing Number – Search by Filing Number
  4. Registered Agent Name –  Search by name of the registered agent

 Search by Business Name

Step 1: Navigate to the New Hampshire Secretary of State business search page (opens in new tab).New Hampshire (NH) Business Entity Search

Step 2: Enter the name of the business you are looking for in the text box. For purpose of illustration, we have searched for business names starting with ‘Media‘.

Also, if you are unsure about the exact name of the business entity, you can use the four  filters provided to narrow down the search results:

  • Starts With
  • Exact Match
  • Contains
  • All Words

Step 3: Complete the captcha at the end of the page.

Step 4: Next, click on the ‘Search‘ button.

Step 5: In the new page that opens, you will be able to view the list of business entities/corporations matching the search term.

New Hampshire (NH) Business Entity Search Result

For each business listed on the page, you will be able to view the following information:

  • Business Name
  • Business ID
  • Homestate Name
  • Previous Name
  • Business Type
  • Principal Office Address
  • Registered Agent Name
  • Status

Based on the information, select the business you were looking for. If you are unable to find the required business entity, try searching again.

Step 6: On the next page, you will be able to view complete information about the business that is available with the SOS.

New Hampshire (NH) Business Entity Details

 Search by Business ID/Filing Number

Step 1: Open the Secretary of state business lookup page.

Step 2: Enter the business ID/filing number of the business.

Step 3: Complete the captcha at the end of the page.

Step 4: Finally, click on the “Search” button.

If the ID is correct, you will be able to view complete business information directly.

 Search by Registered Agent Name

Step 1: Navigate to New Hampshire SOS business search page.

Step 2: Enter the name of the registered agent in the text box.

Note:  Select “Show me similar sounding registered agent names” if you are not sure about the exact name.

Step 3: Complete the captcha and click on ‘Search‘ button.

On the next page, you will be able list of business entities with which the registered agent is associated with.

 Business Entity Information

The secretary of state keep records of following information about each Business Entity.

Business NameBusiness Entity Name
Business TypeBusiness Type – LLC/LLP/Corporation/Trade Name (Profit/ Non-Profit) (Domestic/Foreign)
Business IDBusiness entity ID
Business StatusCurrent Business Status – Active/Expired/Admin Dissolution/Dissolved/Good Standing/Not in Good Standing
Last Renewal DateLast date of renewal of the business
Name in State of FormationName of the business in the state where it was registered (for foreign entities)
Expiration DateBusiness license expiry date
Business Creation DateDate of formation of the business
Date of Formation in JurisdictionDate of formation of the domestic entity
Principal Office AddressBusiness Office Address
Mailing AddressMailing Address of the Business
Business EmailContact email id
Notification EmailNotification email id
Phone #Phone number
NAICS CodeNorth American Industry Classification System Code of the business
Registered Agent InformationRegistered Agent and Address

It also keep track of the trade name and the trademark Information if any.

At the end of the page, you have options to view the following:

Filing History
  • Tracking Number
  • Filing Date
  • Effective Date
  • Filing Type
  • Annual Report Year
Address HistoryHistory of address changes if any
View All AddressesAny other address linked to the business if any,

  • Address
  • Address Type
Name HistoryName Change history if any
SharesDetails of the shares if any
Business Linked to Registered Agent
  • Business ID
  • Business Name
  • Jurisdiction
  • RA Address
  • Business Type
  • Business Status

Contact Information

AddressPhysical Address
NH Department of State
State House Annex, Room 317
25 Capitol Street 3rd Floor
Concord, NH. 03301 (Directions)

Mailing Address
NH Department of State
Corporation Division
State House, Room 204
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301-4989
Contact NumberTelephone – (603)271 3246
Fax – (603)271 3247
Emailcorporate@sos.nh.gov
Office Hours8AM – 5 PM (Mon to Fri)
Sat/Sun – Closed

Links & References

  1. http://sos.nh.gov/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hampshire_Secretary_of_State

Last Updated: 05/10/2018

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