Ohio Secretary of State – OH SOS Business Search

ohio-secretary-of-state-logoOhio Secretary of State Business Services Division
Address: 180 E. Broad Street, Suite 103 (ground floor), Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 1(614) 466-3910
Website: www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Businesses.aspx
E-Mail: www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/Businesses/contactUs_busserv.aspx

Lookup a Business Entity

Step 1 – Start

Search for a Ohio business entity (Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership) by going to the Secretary of State’s Website.

Choose to lookup by:

After selecting the best route to find the entity you are looking for you will be sent to the Results Page (As Seen Below).

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity


While you are sorting through the listings you will be able to preview all the matching corporations including it’s Entity Number, Name, Type, Original Formation Date, Expiration Date, Status, Principal Business Address (including County & State). Click on the black text under the ‘Entity Number’ tab in order to view all the information on file with the Secretary of State. After doing this, you will be brought to the Details Page (See Below).

Step 3 – Retrieve Information

ohio-secretary-of-state-entity-details-pageThis is the last step of the search and now you will be able to view all the information about the business including it’s Number, Name, Type, Status, Filing Date, Expiration Date, Location, Registered Agent (Name and Address), Incorporator Information, and the option to view all previous filings on the bottom of the page.