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Wisconsin Secretary of State Business Entity Search

Wisconsin offers a business search that allows individuals to search through active and inactive entities by simply entering a business name. After heading to This Webpage, users will be able to obtain information on an entity ranging from Registered Agent Information to its Principal Office Address. By selecting the Advanced Search button to the right of the text box, users can narrow their search considerably. For prospective business owners in Wisconsin, selecting the Name Availability button below the Advanced Search button allows users to determine if their planned entity name is available for use.

How to Search

Step 1 – Head to the following web address: https://www.wdfi.org/apps/CorpSearch/Search.aspx.

Enter an Entity Name into the search box and select the Search Records button.

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Step 2 – Entities that match the searched information will appear in a list. Here, the user can view the LLC’s ID, Entity Name/Type, Registered Effective Date, and Status/Status Date. To obtain a more detailed view of an entity, select the Entity Name of the desired company.

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Step 3 – Several points of information will be displayed regarding the selected company. The information displayed will consist of the Entity ID, Registered Effective Date, Period of Existence, Status, Status Date, Entity Type, Annual Report Requirements, Foreign Organization Date, Paid Capital Represented, Foreign State, Addresses, Historical Information, Certificates, Old Names, and Chronology.

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