california-secretary-of-state-logoCalifornia Secretary of State Business Programs Division
Address: 1500 11th Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 657–5448
Website: www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/
E-Mail
Hours: 8:00 – 5:00 Monday thru Friday (Excluding State Holidays)

Lookup a Business Entity

Step 1 – Start

Search for a business entity in California by looking up in the ‘Kepler’ database at the Secretary of State’s Website.

You can choose to either lookup a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership by Name or Entity Number.

There are many entities in California so when preforming an inquiry by name you will want to be as detailed as possible as the database will pull every matching corporation on the results page (Seen Below).

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity

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When viewing your results you will be given a preview all the matching entities to your search including the business’s Number, Date Filed, Status, Name, and Registered Agent. You will be able to view 10 results per page and you will want to click on the black bold link (Entity Name) to see the details page (As Seen Below).

Step 3 – Retrieve Information

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You have reached the end of your search and may be able to view all the details of the corporation including but not limited to it’s; Name, Number, Date of Filing, Status, State of Formation, Principal Office Address, and Registered Agent (including address).

California Secretary of State – CA SOS Business Search
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