Pennsylvania Secretary of State – PA SOS Business Search

pennsylvania-secretary-of-state-logoPennsylvania Secretary of State Corporation Division
Address: 401 North Street, Room 206, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Telephone: 1(717)787-1057 Toll Free 1(888) 659-9962
Website: www.dos.state.pa.us/corps
E-Mail: RA-CORPS@pa.gov

Lookup a Business Entity

Step 1 – Start

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Search for a business entity (Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership) in Pennsylvania by going to the Secretary of State’s Website.
Preform a Lookup By:

  • Name – Be as descriptive as possible when entering your terms as the database will return all matching listings on file.
  • ID Number

*You may also on this page order a Certificate of Good Standing as well as Certified Documents.

After you have made your selection you will be sent to to the Results Page (See Below).

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity

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Now you are able to sort through all the listings provided by the database. If you do not know which entity it is you are able to see a preview on this page of the business’s Name, Number, Type, Status, and Incorporation Date. Click on the blue text link (under ‘Name’) in order to view all the information on file with the Secretary of State (also referred to as the Information Page).

Step 3 – Retrieve Information

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As you can see on the above sample page you are able to view all the details about the entity including it’s Name History, Number, Status, Incorporation Date, State of Formation, Principal Office Address, Officers (President, VP, Treasurer, etc.), Registered Agent (Name and Address), and the option to view any previous filing by the corporation by clicking on the ‘Business Filing Entity History‘ at the top of the page.