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Washington Secretary of State Business Entity Search

To search for LLCs in the state of Washington, users can head to the Washington Secretary of State Corporations Search page found here. Users have the options to search by Organization Name or UBI Number. If entering a UBI Number, make sure to enter the number without spaces or letters to ensure an accurate search. If entering an Organization Name, select the Organization Type before entering the name. Because the search tool is an up-to-date database, users can use the tool as a name availability search by entering any potentially usable names for their business.

How to Search

Step 1 – Head to this webpage: https://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/corps_search.aspx. Users can either enter an Organization Name or a UBI. If entering an Organization Name, first select the Corporation Type followed by the name. Then, select the blue Search button.

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Step 2 – The Name and Status of the resulting entities will appear in a list. Select an entity’s Name to gain more information on said company.

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Step 3 – The following information will be available to the user regarding the selected company:

  • UBI Number
  • Category
  • Active/Inactive Status
  • State of Incorporation
  • WA Filing Date
  • Expiration Date
  • Inactive Date
  • Duration
  • Registered Agent Information
  • Special Address Information

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