Vermont Business Entity & Corporation Search

Vermont-State-ShapeAre 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.

 Express Search

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 onSearch. 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: 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 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 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
 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: 10/10/2018

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