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Missouri Secretary of State Business Entity Search

In the state of Missouri, one can search for active and inactive entities by heading to the Missouri Online Business Filing Search Page and searching by one of four possible search parameters. In addition to receiving detailed information regarding entities in the state, the search tool can also be used as a Name Search. This is done by entering the name that the user is planning on naming his or her planned entity. If the name is actively being used in the state, the user will have to create a similar fictitious name or rename his or her entity all together.

How to Search

Step 1 – Go to the following page: https://bsd.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/BESearch.aspx?SearchType=0.

At the page, enter the business name you will be searching for or select a different search parameter from the drop down tab. Once the information has been entered, select the blue ‘Search’ button.

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Step 2 – If the search yields any results, those results will appear in a list. To view additional information on an entity, select either the Business Name or Charter Number.

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Step 3 – You will then be brought to a page with several categories available for selection. These consist of General Information, Filings, Address, Owners, and Contact(s). The user also has the option Order Copies/Certificates regarding the selected company.

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