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Virginia Secretary of State Business Entity Search

Search for LLCs in the state of Virginia by heading to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission Business Entity Search. By entering a Business Entity Name or SCC ID into the search box and selecting the Search button, users can view detailed records and points of information regarding any resulting entities. Canceled, Terminated, Active, and Fictitiously Named entities all appear in the search. For prospective business owners, the Check Name Distinguishability search tool allows users to see if their planned entity name is unique in Virginia.

How to Search

Step 1 – To begin the search process, head to the following web page: https://sccefile.scc.virginia.gov/Find/Business. Once at the site, enter a Business Entity Name or an SCC ID into the empty text box. If the user entered a Business Entity Name, he or she can select how the name is searched in the system by selecting KeywordStarts With, or Contains. Select the blue Search button once all necessary information has been entered.

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Step 2 – If the search proves successful, a list of entities will appear in a list. To select one of these entities, click their SCC ID or Business Entity Name.

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Step 3 – After an entity has been chosen, the user will be able to view several details regarding the entity that will be broken into the following categories:

  • General
  • Principal Office
  • Registered Agent/Registered Office
  • Select an Action

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