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Hawaii Secretary of State | Business “Express” Search

The Hawaii Secretary of State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs makes its database of registered business entities available for public review. Any business that has filed to operate in this state or has formed in this state may be found through this search tool, provided the query contains the appropriate criteria. It should be noted that this search may not necessarily reflect whether a business name or trademark is currently available.


Business Entity Search

1. Visit The Hawaii Business Entity Search Page

2. Define And Provide Search Criteria

Locate the drop-down menu on the right of the search box then, after selecting the arrow, choose the type of search you wish to conduct. You may search for companies beginning with the phrase you enter or company names that contain the concerned phrase.

Type the phrase that the DCCA database should search for in the search box then select the “Search” button.

3. Look Over The Inquiry Results

The search tool will produce the results of your inquiry in a convenient table. The first column will contain the name of the business discussed while the remaining columns the filing information for that entity.

  • Name
  • Record Type
  • File Number
  • Status

The drop-down menu at the top of the page will allow you to sort the first column. If needed, the navigation menu can be used to maneuver between a large number of results.

  • Record Type
  • Status
  • Entity Type

Select the name of the business whose information you wish to view. This will direct the browser to a new page.

4. Review The Accessed Record

Read through the “General Info” area to review the Hawaii entity’s status, standing, and contact methods.

  • Trade Name
  • File Number
  • Certificate Number
  • Status
  • Purpose
  • Category
  • Expiration Date
  • Registration Date
  • Mailing Address
  • Registrant
  • Agent Name
  • Agent Address

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