North Carolina Secretary of State – NC SOS Business Search

north-carolina-secretary-of-state-logoNorth Carolina Department of the Secretary of State Corporations Division
Address: PO Box 29622, Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
Telephone: 1(919)807-2225
Fax: 1(919)807-2039
Website: www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/
E-Mail: cmyers@sosnc.com

Lookup a Business Entity

Step 1 – Start

Search for a business entity (Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership) in North Carolina by using the Secretary of State’s Website. You may be able to lookup a corporation by Name or Registered Agent. Be sure when using the Name option that you include as many matching keywords as possible in order to narrow the results.

After making your selection you will be brought to the Results Page (See Below).

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity

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Now you can try and find your entity on this page. To help you determine exactly which listing you are trying to fins you will be able to preview it’s Name, Type, Status, Formation Date, and the option to File an Online Report. Click on the blue text link (under Name) and you will be brought to the Information Page.

Step 3 – Retrieve Information

north-carolina-secretary-of-state-entity-details-pageYou have reached the last step of the search process and will be able to view all the information located with the Secretary of State about the particular corporation including it’s Name, Type, ID Number, Status, Effective Date, State of Incorporation, Duration, Registered Agent (Name and Address), Principal Office Address, and Stock information (Number of Shares and Par Value).

If you would like to View Previously Filings or File an Annual Report you can do so by clicking the links at the top of the page.