Iowa Secretary of State – IA SOS Business Search

iowa-secretary-of-state-logoIowa Secretary of State Business Services Division
Address: First Floor, Lucas Building, 321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319
Telephone: (515) 281-5204
Fax: (515) 242-5953
Website: www.//

Lookup a Business Entity


Step 1 – Start

To lookup any type of business entity in Iowa, you must first go to the Secretary of State’s Website. Here you will be able to preform a lookup by Name or Number.

After making your selection, you will be directed to the results page which will have all matching terms from the Secretary of State’s Database (As Seen Below).

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity


You are now able to view all the results from your query and be able to preview the business’s NumberNameStatus, and the Type. To view all the information located with the State, you will want to click on the dark blue text link. This will bring you to the Details Page (As Seen Below).

Step 3 – Retrieve Information


If you have selected the business you were looking for then this marks the end of your search. You can now view all information related to the entity including it’s Legal NameStatusTypeState of IncorporationFormation DateEffective DatePrincipal Office AddressRegistered Agent (Name & Address), Number of Shares, and all the Officers.