Illinois Secretary of State – IL SOS Business Search

illinois-secretary-of-state-sealIllinois Secretary of State Business Services (CyberDrive System)
Address: 213 State Capitol Springfield, IL 62756
Telephone: Corporations: 1(217) 782-6875 LLC’s/LP’s/LLP’s/LLLP’s: 1(217) 524-8008

Lookup a Business Entity

Step 1 – Start

In order to lookup an entity in Illinois, you will need to visit the Secretary of State’s Website and use the CyberDrive System to Search By:

You can preform a search for by Name or Filing Number. After doing so you will be brought to the Results Page (As Seen Below).

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity


As you can see on the left, you will be able to preview the entities’ TypeFile Number, and Name.

Click the light blue link (Name) and you will be sent to the Details Page (As Seen Below).

Step 3 – Retrieve Information


You have concluded your search and may be able to view any and all information about the corporation. On the details page, you may collect any and all of the business’s NameFile NumberTypeStatusState of IncorporationFormation DateRegistered Agent (including Name and Address), Annual Report, and Filing Date.

In order to verify the existence of a business you will need to retrieve a Certificate of Good Standing with the Secretary of State.