Virginia Secretary of State – VA SOS Business Search

virginia-secretary-of-state-logoCommonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission
Address: Office of the Clerk, P.O. Box 1197, Richmond, Virginia 23218
Telephone: 1(804)371-9733
Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Lookup a Business Entity

Step 1 – Start

Search business entities (Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership) by using the Secretary of State’s Website. Use to preform a lookup by Name. Make sure when you use this tool that you include as many describing terms as you can in order to locate and narrow down the listings.

  • Use This Link to check the name availability of a corporation.

Once you have made your selection, you will be brought to the Results Page (As Seen Below).

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity


When viewing the results, you may be able to preview the listing’s SCC ID Number, Name, Type, and Status. When you find the entity you were looking for click on the blue text link (in the ‘Business Entity Name’ column). This will bring you to the Information Page (See Sample Below).

Step 3 – Retrieve Information

virginia-secretary-of-state-entity-information-sample-pageYou have now completed your search and may be able to view all the information on file with the Secretary of State including the business’s ID Number, Type, Jurisdiction of Formation, Date of Incorporation, Status, Principal Office Address, and the Registered Agent details (Name and Address).

You also have the option on the right hand side of the page to: Change Registered Agent, File an Annual Report, Pay Annual Registration Fee, Order a Certificate of Good Standing, View eFile Transaction History, and to Manage E-Mail Notifications.