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StateSecretary of State WebsitesDirect Links to Search Forms
AlabamaALAlabama Secretary of State
Alabama Business Services
AL - Business Entity Name Search
AL - UCC Inquiry Search
AlaskaAKAlaska Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional LicensingAK - Business Entity Name Search
AK - UCC Inquiry Search
ArkansasARArkansas Secretary of State
Arkansas Business and Commercial (UCC) Services
AR - Business Entity Name Search
AR - No Free UCC Searches
ArizonaAZArizona Secretary of State
Arizona Business Services
AZ - Business Entity Name Search
AZ - UCC Inquiry Search
CaliforniaCACalifornia Secretary of State
California Business Programs and Services
CA - Business Entity Name Search
CA - No Free UCC Searches
ColoradoCOColorado Secretary of State
Colorado Business Division
CO - Business Entity Name Search
CO - UCC Inquiry Search
ConnecticutCTConnecticut Secretary of State
Connecticut Business Division
CT - Business Entity Name Search
CT - UCC Inquiry Search
DelawareDEDelaware Secretary of State
Delaware Division of Corporations
DE - Business Entity Name Search
DE - No Free UCC Searches
FloridaFLFlorida Department of State
Forida Division of Corporations
FL - Business Entity Name Search
FL - UCC Inquiry Search
GeorgiaGAGeorgia Secretary of State
Georgia Corporations Division
GA - Business Entity Name Search
GA - UCC Inquiry Search
StateSecretary of State WebsitesDirect Links to Search Forms
HawaiiHIHawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer AffairsHI - Business Entity Name Search
HI - No Free UCC Searches
IdahoIDIdaho Secretary of State
Idaho Business Services
ID - Business Entity Name Search
ID - UCC Inquiry Search
IllinoisILIllinois Secretary of State
Illinois Business Services
IL - Business Entity Name Search
IL - UCC Inquiry Search
IndianaINIndiana Secretary of State
Indiana Business Services Division
IN - Business Entity Name Search
IN - UCC Inquiry Search
IowaIAIowa Secretary of State
Iowa Business Services
IA - Business Entity Name Search
IA - UCC Inquiry Search
KansasKSKansas Secretary of State
Kansas Business Filing Center
KS - Business Entity Name Search
KS - No Free UCC Searches
KentuckyKYKentucky Secretary of State
Kentucky Business Services
KY - Business Entity Name Search
KY - UCC Inquiry Search
LouisianaLALouisiana Secretary of State
Louisiana Commercial Division
LA - Business Entity Name Search
LA - No Free UCC Searches
MaineMEMaine Secretary of State
Maine Division of Corporations
ME - Business Entity Name Search
ME - UCC Inquiry Search
MarylandMDMaryland Secretary of StateMD - Business Entity Name Search
MD - UCC Inquiry Search
StateSecretary of State WebsitesDirect Links to Search Forms
MassachusettsMAMassachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Massachusetts Corporations Division
MA - Business Entity Name Search
MA - UCC Inquiry Search
MichiganMIMichigan Secretary of State
Michigan Business Services
MI - Business Entity Name Search
MI - UCC Inquiry Search
MinnesotaMNMinnesota Secretary of State
Minnesota Business Services
MN - Business Entity Name Search
MN - UCC Inquiry Search (Free with File Numbers)
MississippiMSMississippi Secretary of State
Mississippi Business Services
MS - Business Entity Name Search
MS - UCC Inquiry Search
MissouriMOMissouri Secretary of State
Missouri Business Services
MO - Business Entity Name Search
MO - UCC Inquiry Search
MontanaMTMontana Secretary of State
Montana Business Services
MT - Business Entity Name Search
MT - No Free UCC Searches
NebraskaNENebraska Secretary of State
Nebraska Business Services
NE - Business Entity Name Search
NE - No Free UCC Searches
NevadaNVNevada Secretary of State
Nevada Business Center
NV - Business Entity Name Search
NV - No Free UCC Searches
New HampshireNHNew Hampshire Secretary of State
New Hampshire Corporate Division
NH - Business Entity Name Search
NH - No Free UCC Searches
New JerseyNJNew Jersey Department of State
Business Action Center
NJ - No Useful Free Entity Name Search
NJ - No Free UCC Searches
StateSecretary of State WebsitesDirect Links to Search Forms
New MexicoNMNew Mexico Secretary of State
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
NM - Business Entity Name Search
NM - UCC Inquiry Search
New YorkNYNew York Department of State
New York Division of Corporations
NY - Business Entity Name Search
NY - UCC Inquiry Search
North CarolinaNCNorth Carolina Secretary of State
North Carolina Corporations Division
NC - Business Entity Name Search
NC - UCC Inquiry Search
North DakotaNDNorth Dakota Secretary of State
North Dakota Business Services
ND - Business Entity Name Search
ND - No Free UCC Searches
OhioOHOhio Secretary of State
Ohio Business Services
OH - Business Entity Name Search
OH - UCC Inquiry Search
OklahomaOKOklahoma Secretary of State
Oklahoma Business Services
OK - Business Entity Name Search
OK - UCC Inquiry Search
OregonOROregon Secretary of State
Oregon Business Services
OR - Business Entity Name Search
OR - UCC Inquiry Search
PennsylvaniaPAPennsylvania Department of State
Pennsylvania Corporations Bureau
PA - Business Entity Name Search
PA - UCC Inquiry Search
Rhode IslandRIRhode Island Secretary of State
Rhode Island Business Services
RI - Business Entity Name Search
RI - UCC Inquiry Search
South CarolinaSCSouth Carolina Secretary of State
South Carolina Business Services
SC - Business Entity Name Search
SC - UCC Inquiry Search
StateSecretary of State WebsitesDirect Links to Search Forms
South DakotaSDSouth Dakota Secretary of State
South Dakota Business Services
SD - Business Entity Name Search
SD - UCC Inquiry Search
TennesseeTNTennessee Secretary of State
Tennessee Business Services
TN - Business Entity Name Search
TN - UCC Inquiry Search
TexasTXTexas Secretary of State
Texas Corporations Section
TX - Business Entity Name Search
TX - No Free UCC Searches
UtahUTUtah Secretary of State
Utah Business Services
UT - Business Entity Name Search
UT - UCC Inquiry Search
VermontVTVermont Secretary of State
Vermont Corporations Division
VT - Business Entity Name Search
VT - UCC Inquiry Search
VirginiaVAVirginia Secretary of the Commonwealth
Virginia State Corporation Commission
VA - Business Entity Name Search
VA - UCC Inquiry Search
WashingtonWAWashington Secretary of State
Washington Corporations Division
WA - Business Entity Name Search
WA - No Free UCC Searches
West VirginiaWVWest Virginia Secretary of State
West Virginia Business Division
WV - Business Entity Name Search
WV - No Free UCC Searches
WisconsinWIWisconsin Secretary of State
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
WI - Business Entity Name Search
WI - UCC Inquiry Search
WyomingWYWyoming Secretary of State
Wyoming Business Division
WY - Business Entity Name Search
WY - No Free UCC Searches
District of Columbia
(Washington, D.C.)
DCDistrict of Columbia Government Website
District of Columbia Business Center
DC - Business Entity Name Search
DC - No Free UCC Searches