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Rhode Island Secretary of State Business Entity Search

To search for entities in the state of Rhode Island, head to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Office of the Secretary of State Public Browse and Search. The user has the option of searching by several different parameters. These include Entity Name, Identification Number, Filing Number, Individual, Agent, Business Address, or Purpose. When a search parameter has been entered, simply click the Search button to view any matching results.

How to Search

Step 1 – Head to the Rhode Island Search Page found here. At the page, select a search parameter by clicking on the matching bubble, enter the name or number into the appropriate text box, and select the Search button.

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Step 2 – Entities that match the searched information will appear in a list. Brief points of information will be displayed regarding the entities, such as the Entity Name, Identification Number, Charter, Status, and Type. To view additional details regarding an entity, select the Entity Name.

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Step 3  Once selected, the user will have access to many useful details regarding the selected company. Some of the details that will be displayed are the following: Entity Type, Identification Number, Date of Registration, Location and Mailing Address of its Principal Office, Name and Address of Registered Agent, and several more important areas of information.


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