Secretary of State Official Website & Business Entity Search (All U.S. States)

Below we have put together the official websites of all the Secretary of State offices. We have also included the link to the business division which deals with business formation. Also, if you are looking to search for a businesss (LLC,Corp., partnership etc) we have included links to the official business search page.

The page was last updated on: 03/08/2018

StateSecretary of State (Link)Business Division (Link)Business Entity Search / GuidePhone Number
AlabamaAlabama Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionBusiness Entity Search (Guide)(334) 242-5324
AlaskaState of AlaskaDivision of Corporations, Business & Professional LicensingCorporations Database Serch (Guide)(907) 465-2550
ArizonaArizona Secretary of StateArizona Corporation CommissionBusiness Entity Search eCorp (Guide)(602) 542-3026
ArkansasArkansas Secretary of StateBusiness & Commercial Services DivisionBusiness Entity Search (Guide)(888) 233-0325
CaliforniaCalifornia Secretary of StateBusiness Entities DivisionBusiness Search (Guide)(916) 657-5448
ColoradoColorado Secretary of StateBusiness Organizations DivisionBusiness Database Search (Guide)(303) 894-2200
ConnecticutConnecticut Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionBusiness Inquiry Search (Guide)(860) 509-6003
DelawareState of DelawareDivision of CorporationsBusiness Entity Search (Guide)(302) 739-3073
Dist. Of ColumbiaOffice of the SecretaryDistrict of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)Registered Entities Search (Guide)(202) 442-4400
FloridaFlorida Department of StateFlorida SunbizBusiness Name Search (Guide)(850) 245-6000
GeorgiaGeorgia Secretary of StateCorporations DivisionBusiness Search (Guide)(404) 656-2817
HawaiiHawaii Secretary of StateHawaii Business Registration (BREG)Business Entity & Documents Search (Guide)(808) 586-2744
IdahoIdaho Secretary of StateBusiness Entities DivisionBusiness Entity Search (Guide)(208) 334-2301
IllinoisIllinois Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionCorporation & LLC Search (Guide)(217) 782-6961
IndianaIndiana Secretary of StateIndiana’s INBizBusiness Search (Guide)(317) 232-6576
IowaIowa Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionBusiness Entities Search (Guide)(515) 281-5204
KansasKansas Secretary of StateBusiness Filing CenterBusiness Entity Search Station (BESS) (Guide)(785) 296-4564
KentuckyKentucky Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionFastTrack Business Organization Search (Guide)(502) 564-3490
LouisianaLouisiana Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionBusiness Filings Search (Guide)(225) 925-4704
MaineSecretary of State of MaineBureau of Corporations, Elections and CommissionsCorporate Name Search (Guide)(207) 624-7736
MarylandMaryland Secretary of StateDepartment of Assessments and Taxation Business ServicesCharter Record Search (Guide)(410) 767-1340
MassachusettsMassachusetts Secretary of the CommonwealthCorporations DivisionBusiness Entity Search (Guide)(617) 727-9640
MichiganMichigan Secretary of StateCorporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing BureauBusiness Entity Search (Guide)(517) 241-6470
MinnesotaMinnesota Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionSearch Business Filings (Guide)(651) 296-2803
MississippiMississippi Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionBusiness Search (Guide)(601) 359-1633
MissouriMissouri Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionBusiness Entity Search (Guide)(573) 751-4153
MontanaMontana Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionBusiness Entities Search (Guide)(406) 444-3665
NebraskaNebraska Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionCorporation and Business Search (Guide)(402) 471-4079
NevadaNevada Secretary of StateCommercial Recordings DivisionBusiness Entity Search (Guide)(775) 684-5708
New HampshireNew Hampshire Secretary of StateCorporation DivisionNH QuickStart Business Search (Guide)(603) 271-3246
New JerseyNew Jersey Department of StateDepartment of the TreasuryBusiness Entity Name Search (Guide)(609) 292-9292
New MexicoNew Mexico Secretary of StateCorporations BureauBusiness Search (Guide)(505) 827-4511
New YorkNew York Department of StateDivision of CorporationsCorporation & Business Entity Database (Guide)(518) 473-2492
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Department of the Secretary of StateCorporations DivisionCorporate Name Search (Guide)(919) 814-5400
North DakotaNorth Dakota Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionBusiness Records Search (Guide)(701) 328-4284
OhioOhio Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionBusiness Search (Guide)(614) 466-3910
OklahomaOklahoma Secretary of StateBusiness Services DivisionSearch Corporation Entities (Guide)(405) 521-3912
OregonOregon Secretary of StateCorporation Division ServicesBusiness Name Search (Guide)(503) 986-2200
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Departamento de EstadoRegistro de Corporaciones y EntidadesBúsqueda de Corporaciones (Guide)(787) 722-2121
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Department of StateBureau of Corporations and Charitable OrganizationsBusiness Entity Search (Guide)(717) 787-1057
Rhode IslandRhode Island Secretary of StateBusiness PortalPublic Browse and Search (Guide)(401) 222-3040
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Secretary of StateDivision of Business FilingsSearch Business Filings (Guide)(803) 734-2158
South DakotaSouth Dakota Secretary of StateBusiness ServicesBusiness Information Search (Guide)(605) 773-4845
TennesseeTennessee Secretary of StateBusiness ServicesBusiness Information Search (Guide)(615) 741-2286
TexasTexas Secretary of StateCorporations SectionTaxable Entity Search (Guide)(512) 463-5555
UtahUtah Secretary of StateDivision of Corporations & Commercial CodeBusiness Name Search (Guide)(801) 530-4849
VermontVermont Secretary of StateCorporations & Business ServicesBusiness Search (Guide)(802) 828-2386
VirginiaSecretary of the Commonwealth of VirginiaCorporation CommissionBusiness Entity Search (Guide)(804) 371-9733
Virgin IslandOffice of the Lieutenant Governor of Virgin IslandDepartment of Licensing and Consumer AffairsLicense Search (Guide)(340) 713-3522
WashingtonWashington Secretary of StateCorporations DivisionCorporations Search (Guide)(360) 725-0377
West VirginiaWest Virginia Secretary of StateBusiness and Licensing DivisionBusiness Entity Search (Guide)(304) 558-8000
WisconsinWisconsin Secretary of StateCorporation Section of the Division of Corporate & Consumer ServicesSearch Corporate Records (Guide)(608) 261-7577
WyomingWyoming Secretary of StateBusiness DivisionBusiness Entity Search (Guide)(307) 777-7311