In this article, we will be discussing how to search for a business entity in the state of Oklahoma. Conducting a search can help you check the availability of any business name and also find vital information about any pre-registered business.
Before we go-ahead, here is some information you should know:
All the businesses that operate or are looking to operate in Oklahoma must register with the Business Services department. It is sub-unit of Oklahoma Secretary of State (SOS) which handles business formation.
Businesses in Oklahoma can be registered under following legal structure:
- Sub-Chapter S Corporation
- Limited Liability Company or LLC
- Limited Partnership
- Profit Corporation
The information about registered businesses are maintained online and the data is freely accessible to the public on the SOS website. If you are looking for a particular company or business set up in Oklahoma, you can search through the SOS database using either entity name, filing number, registered agent name or business type.
Here is a simple tutorial on how you can search for a business entity registered in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Business Entity Search
There are multiple ways to conduct the business search. We have explained how to use each search type below:
Search by name
Step 1: Navigate to Business Services department website – Link (opens in new tab).
Step 2: You have the option to either carry out a regular search or an advanced search. Type the business name or part of it in the text box.
Step 3: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.
In this example, we have searched for a business name containing the phrase, ‘technology’.
The result shows all the business entities with ‘technology’ word in the name.
Step 4: Next, click on the corresponding filling number of the business entity you are searching for.
Step 5: On the next page, you can view in-depth information about the selected entity.
- Filing number
- Name type and status
- Corporation type
- State of jurisdiction
- Date of formation
- Details of the Registered Agent
You can also order documents such as a ‘Certificate of Good Standing‘, ‘entity details‘ or ‘certificate of fact‘ by clicking on ‘Order Documents’ link.
If you’d like to go back to the database search page and refine your results, click on ‘New Search‘ instead.
Searching through the database will provide you the following details about any business that has been registered in Oklahoma:
|Business Name||Name of the Business Entity|
|Filing Number||Registered ID of the business|
|Registered Effective Date||Date of formation of the business|
|Jurisdiction||Name of the state where the business is registered and falls under the jurisdiction of|
|Corporation Type||(Domestic or Foreign) Limited Liability Company/Trade Name Entity/For Profit Business Corporation/Not For Profit Corporation|
|Registered Agent Information||Name and address of the registered agent, the effective date|
If you are unable to find the desired business entity using the ‘Entity Name’ search option, you can also make use of the ‘Advanced Search’ option. This allows you to search by:
- Filing number
- Status of activity
- Name availability
- Domestic Cooperatives
- Registered Agent
- Name of Person
Step 1: Access the online database available at the Oklahoma SOS website.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Advanced Search’ tab.
Step 3: You will see a number of additional search options here. Click the one that you prefer, and then enter your search query into the search box on the top.
Step 4: In this example, we searched by filing number. The details displayed include the business entity name, registered agent details, name type and status.
Note: The Filing ID is a 10-digit number.
Step 5: Click on the hyperlinked filing number to be directed to the page with specific business details and additional information.
Address 421 N.W. 13th
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone Number (405) 522-2520 email@example.com Office Hours 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday (except for State Holidays)
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Last Updated: 05/10/2018 ver R1.02