Texas Secretary of State – TX SOS Business Search

texas-secretary-of-state-logoTexas Secretary of State Corporations Division
Address: P.O. Box 12887 Austin, Texas 78711-2887
Telephone: 1(512)475-2755
Website: www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/sosda/
E-Mail: SOSDirect@sos.state.tx.us

Lookup a Business Entity

Step 1 – Start

Search for a business entity (Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership) in Texas by going to the Secretary of State’s Website. Preform a lookup by Name, Tax ID Number, or File Number.

When preforming your lookup by name, be sure to include as many keywords as you can in order to to have the best results. After deciding your query option, you will be sent to the listings page (See Below).

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity

texas-sample-secretary-of-state-entoty-results-pageAs you can see from the above picture, the results page will give you a preview of the entity’s Name, Taxpayer ID Number, and the Zip Code of it’s principal office address. When you have found your listing you will want to click on the blue text link under the ‘Name’ column. This will bring you to the Entity Information Page (As Seen Below).

Step 3 – Retrieve Information


Your search is now complete and you can view all the information about the business locates with the Secretary of State including it’s Texas Taxpayer Number, Mailing Address, Right to Transact Business in Texas, State of Incorporation, Effective Registration Date, File Number, Registered Agent Info (Name and Address), and you may see all Officers and Directors by clicking on the button on the bottom of the page.

If you would like to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing you may do so by clicking the link on the top of the page.