Vermont Business Entity Search (LLC, Corporation, Partnership)

Vermont-State-ShapeWe’ve put together this guide to help users like you to search for business entities (LLCs, Corporations, etc) on the Vermont Secretary of State website.

Conducting a business entity search is rather easy if you know where to look. But navigating through government websites and carrying out the search may be quite overwhelming especially for first-time users.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re looking to perform business name availability check for your next venture or trying to fetch information about a competing business or looking file relevant documents, this guide will answer all your queries.

Vermont Business Entity Search

The Vermont Secretary of State (SOS) maintains the records of all the registered business entities in the state. These records can be accessed for free on the SOS website.

You can search for a business by its name, ID, filling number, or previous business name.

Note: If you’re looking to check for business name availability, use search by name option.


Express Search

Use this option when you know the 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 can conduct the search in four ways:

  • 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 the ‘Search‘ button or press ‘enter‘ key.

  • 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

The SOS assigns each document filed by registered businesses a unique filing number. Using this number you can find for which business entity the document was filed.

  • Previous Business Name

Use this option to search for businesses based on their prior names.

Step 2: Now, click on theSearch’ button.

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
  • Status

Step 3: Select 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 complete details about the business:

Business NameName of the Business Entity
Business TypeType of business – LLC/LLP/Corporation (Domestic/Foreign)
Business IDBusiness Entity ID
File #File Number
Business StatusIndicates current Status of the Status – Active/Inactive
Date of Incorporation / Registration DateDate on which the business got registered
Business DescriptionA brief description of the business activity
Principal Office Business AddressAddress of the Office
Citizenship / State of IncorporationState in which the business was incorporated
Fiscal Year
Principal Office Mailing AddressMailing Address of the Business
Last Annual Report YearThe year in which the latest annual report was filed by the business
Next Filing Due DateDue date for next filing
Last Report FiledDate on which the latest report was filed

On the bottom of the page, you can also view the filing history, name history, and shares information.


Advanced Search

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
  • City
  • Registered Agent Name
  • Principal Name
  • NAICS Code
  • Zip Code

Secretary of State Contact Information
AddressCorporations Division
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-1104
Phone Number(802) 828-2386
Emailsos.corporations.support@sec.state.vt.us
Office Hours8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Monday – Friday (except for Official State Holidays)

Links & References

  1. https://www.vtsosonline.com/online
  2. https://www.sec.state.vt.us/

Last Updated on: 03/05/2019

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