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Massachusetts Secretary of State Business Entity Search

To search for a corporation in the state of Massachusetts, utilize the Massachusetts Secretary of State Business Entity Search found here. The search tool allows users to search by several parameters, which include Entity Name, Individual Name, Identification Number, and Filing Number; this increases the chances for the user to find the entity he or she looking for.

Name Reservation Search: For individuals planning on applying for an LLC in the upcoming future, Massachusetts offers a search tool called the ‘Name Reservation Search’ that helps to ensure the name the applicant is planning on using for his or her company is available. The search tool can be found here.

How to Search

Step 1 – Head to the following webpage: http://corp.sec.state.ma.us/corpweb/CorpSearch/CorpSearch.aspx

At the page, select one of four available search parameters and enter the search information into the matching empty text box(s). Next, select the “Search Corporations” button.

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Step 2 – On the next page, a list of corporations that match the searched information will appear. To select one of the entities to receive additional information, select the Entity Name in blue lettering.

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Step 3 – The information that will be displayed regarding the selected company will consist of many points of information, some of which are Entity Type, Identification Number, Date of Registration in Massachusetts, Location Office, Managers, Filings, and many more.

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