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Ohio Secretary of State Business Entity Search

In the state of Ohio, individuals can search for entities by utilizing the Ohio Secretary of State Business Search By Name. Users simply enter the name of the entity they are looking for into the text bar and select the Search button to be given a list of results. The search tool can also be used as a name availability search for users who are planning on registering an LLC in Ohio. By entering the name of their planned entity, users can see if the name is available for use.

How to Search

Step 1 – Head to: http://www5.sos.state.oh.us/ords/f?p=100:1. Once at the page, enter the name of the LLC you would like to receive information on and select the Search button.

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Step 2 – On the results screen, users will be able to see all of the LLC(s) Entity Number(s), Business Name(s), Type(s), Original Filing Date(s), Expiry Date(s) (if available), Status’, Business Location(s), County(s), and State(s). To select a company from the list, select the company’s Entity Number.

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Step 3 – Once an entity has been selected, the user will have access to several areas of information regarding the company. The info is broken down into the following categories: Corporation Details, Agent/Registrant Information, Incorporator Information, Filings, and Old Names.

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