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North Carolina Secretary of State Business Entity Search

To search for LLCs in North Carolina, head to the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State Corporations Division Search Page found here. Then simply select the Search Type from the drop down tab, enter the Organizational Name, and select the white Search button. For prospective business owners in North Carolina, the search tool can be used as a Name Availability Search. By entering the name of a planned entity, users can determine whether the name is in use by another company.

How to Search

Step 1 – Start by heading to the following online address: https://www.sosnc.gov/search/index/corp.

At the page, select the Search Type, enter the Organizational Name, and select the Search button.

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Step 2 – A list of results matching the searched information will appear. Here the user will be able to view the company’s Entity Name, Name Type, Sos ID, Type, Status, and Date Formed. To view additional information on an entity, select the Entity Name in blue text.

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Step 3 – The next page will give the user to a detailed account of the selected company. In addition to viewing several details regarding the company, the user can also select one of four options at the top of the page, which include the following:

  • View Document Filings
  • File an Annual Report
  • Amend a Previous Annual Report
  • Print a Pre-Populated Annual Report Form

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