Wisconsin Secretary of State – WI SOS Business Search

wisconsin-secretary-of-state-logoWisconsin Secretary of State Division of Corporations
Address: Corporations Bureau, Suite 300, PO Box 7846, Madison, WI 53707-7846
Telephone: 1(608) 261-7577
Fax: 1(608)267-6813
Website: www.wdfi.org/corporations/
E-Mail: statesec@sos.state.wi.us

Lookup a Business Entity

Step 1 – Start

Search for a Business Entity (Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership) in Wisconsin by using the Secretary of State’s Website. You may preform a lookup by Name or through the Advanced Search option. If you choose the ‘Name’ option, you will instructed to use as many terms as you can in order to narrow down the results a much as possible as the database will pull all matching records.

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

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity


Now you are able to view all the listings matching your search criteria including a preview of it’s ID Number, Name, Type, Incorporation Date, and Status (including Date). When you have found your listing, you will want to click on the blue text link that is the under the ‘Name’ column. This will bring you to the final step where you will be able to extract the details of the business (See Below).

Step 3 – Retrieve Information

wisconsin-secretary-of-state-entity-information-pageYou have reached the end of your search and now you van view all the information on file with the Secretary of State about the business including it’s ID Number, Incorporation Date, Period of Existence, Status, Type, Annual Report Requirements, Registered Agent info (Name and Address), and the Principal Address of the company.

You may also on this page File an Annual Report, Request Certificate of Status, Update Registered Agent Information, Request a Certificate of Status, or Order a Document Copy (Previously Filed Form).