Oklahoma Business Entity & Corporation Search

Oklahoma (OK) State ShapeIn this guide, we’ve laid down step-by-step instruction on how to search for a business entity in Oklahoma.

Conducting a business entity search can help you check business name availability, find vital information about any pre-registered business and file relevant documents.

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.

Currently, the SOS maintains information on the following type of business entities online:

  1. Corporation
  2. Sub-Chapter S Corporation
  3. Limited Liability Company or LLC
  4. Limited Partnership
  5. Profit Corporation

The information about registered businesses are maintained online and the data is freely accessible to the public on the SOS website.  

Let’s Begin:

Here is a simple tutorial on how you can search for a business entity registered in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Secretary of State Business Entity Search

There are multiple ways to search. We have explained how to use each of the search types below:

By name

(Also useful for checking business name availability)

Step 1: Navigate to Business Services department website – Link (opens in new tab).

Step 2: Here you will have the option to either carry out a regular search or an advanced search. In most cases, a regular search would be more than sufficient to conduct the search. In advanced search, you can run more complex queries.

Step 3: Type the business name or part of it in the text box.

Oklahoma business entity Search

Step 4: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.

In this example, we have searched for a business name containing the phrase, ‘technology’.

Oklahoma business entity Search Results Page

The result shows all the businesses with ‘technology’ word in the name.

Step 4: Next, click on the corresponding filling number of the business 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.

In the SOS database, you can find the following information about each registered business entity:

Business NameRegistered name of the Business
Filing NumberRegistered ID of the business
Registered Effective DateDate of formation of the business
JurisdictionName of the state where the business is registered and falls under the jurisdiction of
StatusActive/In use/Inactive/Expired
Corporation Type(Domestic or Foreign) Limited Liability Company/Trade Name Entity/For Profit Business Corporation/Not For Profit Corporation
Registered Agent InformationName and address of the registered agent, the effective date

Advanced search

If you are unable to find the desired business entity using the regular search, you can make use of the ‘Advanced Search’ option. This allows you to search by:

  • Filing number
  • Status of activity
  • Name availability
  • Banks
  • Churches
  • 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 search options here. Click the one that you prefer, and then enter your search query into the search box.

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 filing number to view further details about the business.

Secretary of State Contact Information

Address421 N.W. 13th
Suite 210/220
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone Number(405) 522-2520
Office Hours8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday (except for State Holidays)

Links & References

  1. https://www.ok.gov/portal/agency.php?agency_id=135
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_Secretary_of_State

Last Updated on: 02/05/2019 ver R1.02