Washington Secretary of State – WA SOS Business Search

washington-secretary-of-state-logoWashington Secretary of State Corporations Division
Address: 801 Capitol Way South, PO Box 40234, Olympia WA 98504-0234
Telephone: 1(360) 725-0377
Website: www.sos.wa.gov/corps/
E-Mail: corps@sos.wa.gov
Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday except legal holidays

Lookup a Business Entity

Step 1 – Start

Search for a business entity (Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership) in Washington by going to the Secretary of State’s Website. Lookup by Name or UBI Number. Be sure if you use the Name option to be as descriptive as you can as the database will all matching and related listings on the Results Page (As Seen Below).

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity


When previewing the listings page all the results will be listed in alphabetical order. When you have found your entity, click on the green text (Name) and you will be be able to see a preview of the entity including it’s UBI Number, Category, Profit/Non-Profit Status, State of Formation, Filing Date, Expiration Date, Inactive Date (if exists), Durabtion, Registered Agent Information (Name and Address), and any special address information.

If you would like to see the full list of details about the business on file with the Secretary of State you will need to click on the ‘View Additional Information’ link. You will be sent to the Information Page (See Sample Below).

Step 3 – Retrieve Information

washington-secretary-of-state-entity-information-pageThe additional details you may be able to view are the Officers (President, VP, Treasurer, etc.)  names and addresses of the corporation.

To view Previously Filed Documents you will have to purchase (starting at $5 to $20) from the Secretary of State by clicking on the green text link on the bottom of the page.