Business Search

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 reservation search. For information on reserving a name, refer to Name Reservations.

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 Search Tips.

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

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Disclaimer: This tool allows you to search the Secretary of State's California Business Search database for abstracts of information for domestic stock, domestic nonprofit and qualified foreign corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships that have filed with this office. This search tool groups corporations separately from limited liability companies and limited partnerships and returns all entities for the search criteria in the respective groups regardless of the current status.

Although every attempt has been made to ensure that the information contained in the database is accurate, the Secretary of State's office is not responsible for any loss, consequence, or damage resulting directly or indirectly from reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of the information that is provided. All such information is provided "as is." For information on ordering copies of the official business entity records for a particular entity, please refer to Information Requests.