Are you looking for information on how to search for any business entity in Vermont? If yes, then follow this guide.
So why would someone need to search for a business?
Searching for a business can be helpful to check the availability of any business name or filing relevant documents. It can also be used to find information about other businesses registered in Vermont.
Where to Start?
Vermont Secretary of State is responsible for incorporation and record keeping of business entities (LLC, Corporation, Partnership) in the state. It stores information about the registered businesses and other business documents in a publicly viewable database. The information is viewable on the Vermont SOS website.
Vermont Business Entity Search
You can search for a business by name, ID, filling number, and previous business name.
This form of search is suited when you only have basic information about the business.
Step 1: Visit the following link (https://www.vtsosonline.com/online/BusinessInquire) – It will take you to the Vermont Secretary of State web page.
Here, you have 4 ways to conduct the search:
- By Business Name
Based on the information available with you choose the appropriate filters – Starts With, Exact Match and Contains.
Enter the search term and click on ‘Search‘ button or press ‘enter‘ key.
- By Business ID
Each business is assigned a 7 digit Business ID by the Vermont SOS. Using the ID you can directly search for the business information.
- Filing Number
Documents filed for any business is assigned a unique filing number. Using this number you can find for which business the document was filed for.
- Previous Business Name
Use this option to search for businesses based on there prior names.
Step 2: Now, click on ‘Search’. You will be redirected to the results page where you can view the following information:
- Business Name
- Business ID
- Business Type
- Principal Business Office Address
- Registered Agent Name
- Fiscal Year Month
Step 3: Click on the desired business based on the above information.
If you are unable to find the business, try searching again with alternate search terms.
Step 4: On the next page, you can view the following details about the business:
|Business Name||Name of the Business Entity|
|Business Type||Type of business – LLC/LLP/Corporation (Domestic/Foreign)|
|Business ID||Business Entity ID|
|File #||File Number|
|Business Status||Indicates current Status of the Status – Active/Inactive|
|Date of Incorporation / Registration Date||Date on which the business got registered|
|Business Description||A brief description of the business activity|
|Principal Office Business Address||Address of the Office|
|Citizenship / State of Incorporation||State in which the business was incorporated|
|Principal Office Mailing Address||Mailing Address of the Business|
|Last Annual Report Year||The year in which the latest annual report was filed by the business|
|Next Filing Due Date||Due date for next filing|
|Last Report Filed||Date on which the latest report was filed|
On the bottom of the page, you can also view filing history, name history and shares information.
Advanced search can be used in conjunction with the basic search (described above). Using it you can further narrow down the results based on:
- The type of business
- Business status
- Registered Agent Name
- Principal Name
- NAICS Code
- Zip Code
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-1104
|Phone Number||(802) 828-2386|
|Office Hours||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday (except for Official State Holidays)|
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Last Updated on: 10/10/2018