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Secretary of State

Secretary of State offices are responsible for registering corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and partnerships.

If you're starting a business that'll be classified as anything beyond a sole proprietorship, you'll need to ensure that you go through the proper channels with your state's regulations and tax filing requirements.

How to Start a Business including LLC’s, Corporations, & Partnerships

Learn how to start a business state-by-state with the help of our comprehensive guide. The below guides have covered all bases, providing you with all the information needed on forming/registering a limited liability company (LLC), a corporation, or a partnership. Whether you are forming an in-state, domestic entity, or you’re applying for authority to transact business as a foreign business, we have you covered at no additional cost. Select your state below for details.

STEP 1 – SELECT YOUR STATE

 

Alabama Secretary of State
Alaska Secretary of State
Arizona Secretary of State
Arkansas Secretary of State
California Secretary of State
Colorado Secretary of State
Connecticut Secretary of State
Delaware Secretary of State
Florida Secretary of State
Georgia Secretary of State
Hawaii Secretary of State
Idaho Secretary of State
Illinois Secretary of State

Indiana Secretary of State
Iowa Secretary of State
Kansas Secretary of State
Kentucky Secretary of State
Louisiana Secretary of State
Maine Secretary of State
Maryland Secretary of State
Massachusetts Secretary of State
Michigan Secretary of State
Minnesota Secretary of State
Mississippi Secretary of State
Missouri Secretary of State
Montana Secretary of State

Nebraska Secretary of State
Nevada Secretary of State
New Hampshire Secretary of State
New Jersey Secretary of State
New Mexico Secretary of State
New York Secretary of State
North Carolina Secretary of State
North Dakota Secretary of State
Ohio Secretary of State
Oklahoma Secretary of State
Oregon Secretary of State
Pennsylvania Secretary of State

Rhode Island Secretary of State
South Carolina Secretary of State
South Dakota Secretary of State
Tennessee Secretary of State
Texas Secretary of State
Utah Secretary of State
Vermont Secretary of State
Virginia Secretary of State
Washington Secretary of State
West Virginia Secretary of State
Wisconsin Secretary of State
Wyoming Secretary of State

STEP 3 – SELECT A NAME

Perform a search of your name. Use your State’s Secretary of state's business search below for details.

Alabama Secretary of State Business Search
Alaska Secretary of State Business Search
Arizona Secretary of State Business Search
Arkansas Secretary of State Business Search
California Secretary of State Business Search
Colorado Secretary of State Business Search
Connecticut Secretary of State Business Search
Delaware Secretary of State Business Search
Florida Secretary of State Business Search
Georgia Secretary of State Business Search
Hawaii Secretary of State Business Search
Idaho Secretary of State Business Search
Illinois Secretary of State Business Search

Indiana Secretary of State Business Search
Iowa Secretary of State Business Search
Kansas Secretary of State Business Search
Kentucky Secretary of State Business Search
Louisiana Secretary of State Business Search
Maine Secretary of State Business Search
Maryland Secretary of State Business Search
Massachusetts Secretary of State Business Search
Michigan Secretary of State Business Search
Minnesota Secretary of State Business Search
Mississippi Secretary of State Business Search
Missouri Secretary of State Business Search
Montana Secretary of State Business Search

Nebraska Secretary of State Business Search
Nevada Secretary of State Business Search
New Hampshire Secretary of State Business Search
New Jersey Secretary of State Business Search
New Mexico Secretary of State Business Search
New York Secretary of State Business Search
North Carolina Secretary of State Business Search
North Dakota Secretary of State Business Search
Ohio Secretary of State Business Search
Oklahoma Secretary of State Business Search
Oregon Secretary of State Business Search
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Business Search

Rhode Island Secretary of State
South Carolina Secretary of State
South Dakota Secretary of State
Tennessee Secretary of State
Texas Secretary of State
Utah Secretary of State
Vermont Secretary of State
Virginia Secretary of State
Washington Secretary of State
West Virginia Secretary of State
Wisconsin Secretary of State
Wyoming Secretary of State