Wyoming Business Entity & Corporation Search

Wyoming(WY) State ShapeThe registration of business entities in the state of Wyoming is overseen by the business division of Office of Secretary of State. Once registered, businesses are assigned a Filing ID or identification number, which makes them searchable in the Wyoming Secretary of State’s database.

Information on following four business structures are available:

  1. Limited Liability Company
  2. Limited Liability Partnership
  3. Profit Corporation
  4. Nonprofit Corporation

Wyoming is one of the best states in the US to start a business because of the favorable sales tax and the absence of corporate income tax. Being searchable helps ensure that no two companies register themselves using the same name in the state.

It validates their legal existence and status, and can be a useful tool for gathering other pertinent details about the company, such as:

  • Date of registration and period of existence
  • Current status of the organization as well as the status date
  • Type of entity
  • Annual reporting requirements
  • Name and details of the registered agent

Here, we provide step-by-step instructions on how you can search for a business entity registered in Wyoming (WY).

Wyoming Business Entity Search

In order to search for a registered corporation in the state of Wyoming (WY), you can search in two ways – by name, or by filing ID.

Search 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 options:

  • Search by name (text containing or starting with a phrase)
  • Search by filing ID

Type in your search query and 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 have searched for a filing name containing the phrase, ‘technology’.

Wyoming (WY) Business Entity Search Results

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

Step 5: Click on the name of the desired business entity.

Note: If you have not found the right entity, you can return to the search results by clicking on ‘Return to your search’ on the top of the business details.

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

Searching through the database will provide you with the following details about the business:

NameBusiness Entity 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)

Search by filing ID

Each business is assigned a unique ID by the secretary of state after the formation. The id will look something like this: {Year of formation}-000123456. Using the filing ID one 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 and ensure that all the digits are accurate, else you might not see the right details.

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

Step 3: On the next page, you will see the details for the business with a matching Filing ID.

Step 4: Click on the name of the business to be directed to the page with specific business details and additional information.

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 MST

Monday – 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: 05/10/2018

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