Wyoming Business Entity & Corporation Search

Wyoming(WY) State ShapeIn Wyoming, business entity records are maintained by the business division of the Secretary of State.

The division maintains an online database of all the registered business entities in the state. These records can be accessed online on the SOS website for free.

Information on active/inactive LLCs, corporations and partnerships can be found online.

Conducting a business entity search can help in several ways, like:

  • To check business name availability
  • Verify the legal existence of any company
  • To find information about any business like date of registration, contact details, etc.
  • To file/download business documents like annual reports, certificate of good standing, etc.

In the next section, we’ve shared step-by-step instructions on how you can search for a business entity registered in Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Entity Search

You can conduct the search in two ways – by name, or by filing ID.

Note: To check business name availability, use search by name option.

By name

Step 1: Head over to the Wyoming SOS Business Center database search page (opens in new tab).

Wyoming (WY) Business Entity Search

Step 2: Here, you will find two different search filters:

  • Starts with
  • contains

Type in your search query and choose the appropriate filter.

Step 3: Double-check to avoid spelling or other errors in your search phrase, and click on the ‘Search‘ button.

Step 4: In this example, we searched for business names containing the phrase ‘technology’.

Wyoming (WY) Business Entity Search Results

As you can see, the results show all businesses containing the search phrase in their name, along with additional details such as the standing, status, and filing date.

Step 5: Click on the desired business entity to view further details.

Note: If you did not find the business you were looking for, click on the ‘Return to your search‘ link to go back to the search results page.

Step 6: On the next page, you can find the following information about the business:

  • Additional details: Details of registered agent, latest AR/year, license tax paid
  • History: Initial filing report (usually in PDF form)
  • Public notes (if any)
  • Parties: details on the organizer

Wyoming (WY) Business Entity Search Details

Explanation of the terms used in the search report:

NameBusiness Name
Filing IDBusiness Entity ID
TypeBusiness Type – LLC/LLP/Corporation (Domestic/Foreign)
StatusBusiness Status – Active/Inactive/Dissolved
Sub Status
Initial FilingDate of filing of the business with SOS
Standing – TaxTax Standing with the SOS
Standing – RA
Standing – Other
Term of DurationBusiness Expiry Date
Formed INState of business formation
Fictitious NameIf the business is known by any other name
Principal OfficeBusiness Address
Mailing AddressCommunication Address

Registered Agent Information

Registered Agent Name/AddressRegistered Agent Name/Address
Latest AR/YearLatest Annual Report
AR ExemptAnnual Report Exemption
License Tax PaidLicense Fee Paid (in dollars)

By filing ID

The Secretary of State assigns a unique ID to each business after incorporation. The ID is in the following format:

{Year of formation}-000123456

Using the filing ID you can directly search for the business.

Step 1: Navigate to the Wyoming business entity search page (opens in new tab).

Step 2: Enter the filing ID in the text box and click on the ‘Search’ button.

Note: The Filing ID is of 13 digits – the year of registration followed by a dash (-) and a unique 9-digit code.

Step 3: On the next page, you can view the details of the business matching the ID.

Step 4: Click on the business name to view further information.

Secretary of State Contact Information

AddressBusiness Division
2020 Carey Avenue
Suite 700
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020 (Directions)
Phone Number(307) 777-7311
Office Hours8:00 AM – 5:00 PM MSTMonday – Friday (except for Official State Holidays)

Links & References

  1. http://soswy.state.wy.us/default.aspx
  2. https://wyobiz.wy.gov/Business/Default.aspx
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State_of_Wyoming

Last Updated on: 03/05/2019