A Secretary of State is an official that is elected to govern an office that oversees their state’s business entities, licensing (professional and driving), and vehicle registration. It is an elected position that usually carries a 4-year term. A Secretary of State office has responsibilities, per its state’s constitution, to handle specific services for residents.

A Secretary of State’s website will commonly have forms and online resources that residents may use to serve their needs.

By State

How to Perform an Entity Search

Use the Secretary of State’s office to lookup a business entity by entering its name, number, or officer. Any query must be performed in the Corporations Database to view the entity’s information.

After finding an entity, such services may be available as:

  • Filing annual reports;
  • Viewing or amending past filings; or
  • Obtain a Certificate of Status.

Corporate Docs

  • LLC Operating Agreement
  • Corporate Bylaws
  • Partnership Agreement