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Ohio Secretary of State | Business Entity Search

The Ohio Secretary of State business entity search tool is available online for the public. Entities that file to do business in Ohio are recorded in the Secretary of State’s database and, in turn, can be found using this search tool. This can be useful in finding out if a business name has been taken or if one needs to access the Ohio business’s public information.


Business Entity Search

1. Visit The Ohio Secretary of State Business Entity Search Page

2. Input The Search Items To Run The Query

Place the name of the Ohio business name being sought in the search box.

Before you initiate this query, take a moment to select one of the filters available using the radio buttons below the search box. By default, the first option which sets the query to return unfiltered results is selected.

  • All
  • Active
  • Canceled
  • Dead

Start the query with the “Search” button.

3. Find The Ohio Business Entity In The Results

The Ohio businesses matching your search requirements will present in a table. Search through the record summaries and select one to review by clicking on the “Show Details” button to access its records.

  • Entity Name
  • Name
  • Type
  • Filing Date
  • Exp. Date
  • Status
  • Location
  • County
  • State
  • View Report

4. Review The Ohio Business Details And Filings Page

Begin your review of the Ohio entity with the ”Business Details” section.

  • Business Details
    • Entity #
    • Filing Type
    • Original Filing Date
    • Location
    • Business Name
    • Status 
    • Exp Date
  • Continue through this page to view the registrant information for the Ohio business.
  • Agent/Registrant Information

Obtain images of past filings submitted by the Ohio business from the final section by selecting the one you wish from the last column.

  • Filings
    • Filing Type
    • Date of Filing
    • Document ID
    • Download Image To PDF

You can save this information by printing it or keeping its URL.

  • Print PDF
  • Copy URL