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Rhode Island Dept. of State | Business Entity Search

The Rhode Island Department of State business entity search page gives online users access to the public filing history and information of registered businesses. Naturally, users can use this engine to determine the availability of an entity name and access a Rhode Island entity’s public records. This service can be done entirely online. However, more information is available by contacting the office directly.


Business Entity Search

 1. Access the Rhode Island Business Entity Search Page

2. Satisfy The Business Name Search Requirements

You should set the definitions for your search before engaging it. Begin by reporting the status of the Rhode Island entity you are seeking by choosing one of the radio buttons at the top.

Aim the query to seek a Rhode Island business entity’s name then type in the name or keyword you want to find and use the drop-down menu to set your expected placement of the search item in the Rhode Island entity’s name.

Determine and adjust the number of results the next page will display using the drop-down menu.

Now, use the mouse to press the “Search” button.

3. Sift Through The Rhode Island Entity Results

Find, then choose the name of the Rhode Island entity you wish to find. 

  • Entity Name
  • ID Number
  • Inactive Status
  • Address

4. Look Through The Rhode Island Entity Summary Page

After accessing the Rhode Island entity’s record page, review the first half for its basic identification and contact information. Several pieces of information can be found when reviewing this section.

Entity Name

  • Type
  • ID Number
  • Date Of Registration
  • Effective Date
  • Laws Organized Under
  • Principal Office
  • Mailing Address

Additionally, the Rhode Island business entity’s registered agent information is available.

  • Maintained Address
  • Registered Agent

The second half of this record will focus on the managers or corporate officers responsible for the Rhode Island business entity.

  • Title 
  • Individual Name
  • Address

Finally, you can obtain more information regarding the Rhode Island entity’s credentials and filing history from the closing section. 

  • Purpose
  • North American Industry Classification System Code
  • Current Filings
  • 2006 And 2007 Annual Report