This search provides access to available information for corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships of record with the California Secretary of State, with free PDF copies of imaged business entity documents, including the most recent imaged Statements of Information filed for corporations and limited liability companies.
Currently, information for limited liability partnerships (e.g. law firms, architecture firms, engineering firms, public accountancy firms, and land survey firms), general partnerships, associations, and other entity types are not contained in the Business Search. If you wish to obtain information about these entity types, download, complete, and submit a Business Entities Records Request Form. to request copies of filings for these entity types.
Note: This search is not intended to serve as a name availability search. For information on checking or reserving a name, refer to Name Availability
To conduct a search:
- Select the applicable search type.
- In the "Search Criteria" box, enter the entity name or number you wish to search. Note: If entering the entity number of a corporation, the number must begin with the letter C.
- Select the search filter you wish to use to locate the entity if searching for an entity name.
- Select the Search button.
For help with searching an entity name or number, refer to