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Iowa Secretary of State Business Entity Search

Search for LLCs in the state of Iowa by utilizing the Iowa Secretary of State Business Entity Search found here. Users can search by Business Name or Business Entity and can limit the amount of results that show per page. The exact name of an entity does not have to be entered for the search to provide results. This is useful for users planning on applying for an LLC in Iowa, as the user can search to see if there are other entities that share the same name (or similar name) as to their planned LLC.

How to Search

Step 1 – To begin the searching process, head to the following web address:

https://sos.iowa.gov/search/business/(S(pujamx55mkzn4x55zesyhz45))/search.aspx.

At the site, enter the Business Name or Business Number of the entity(s) you are searching for and select the red ‘Search’ button.

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Step 2 – A list of entities that match the searched information will appear. The information that will be displayed regarding the LLCs is their Business Number, Name, Status, and Type. To view more information on an entity from the list, select the blue, underlined Business Number.

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Step 3 – The information that will be displayed regarding the selected entity is a Business Summary, Names, Registered Agent or Reserving Party, and Home Office. The user can also see the selected entity’s Filings, Officers, and Stock information.

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