Florida Business Corporation Registry Search
Updated: February 14th, 2017
The Corporations Division of the Secretary of State of Florida keeps a database of the records of Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships. Any type of entity registered in the state will have its information stored in the database.
To access the search tool of the Corporations Division, you need to know at least one of the following:
- Entity Name
- Registered Agent Name
- Trademark Name or trademark owner name
- Partnership Name
Florida Business Entity Search
Follow the guidelines below to continue with your search of the business entities registered under the Secretary of State of Florida:
1. Click here to go to the Search Page (it will look something like the screenshot below).
2. Type in the entity name in the given field. For example, let us key in “Arrow Air” in the blank space provided (see the screenshot below for reference).
3. Click on the “Search Now” button. The next page will show a list of entities named “Arrow Air” along with their Document Number and Status.
4. When you click on one of the entities, you will get advanced details of like Filing Information, Address Details, Registered Agent, etc. You can also access the Annual Reports of the entities if you scroll down the page. In this case, the results are for “Arrow Air Inc.”
There are also files of the entity that you can download for more information.
Apart from giving information regarding the registered entities, the official website of the Secretary of State provides easy filing options to form businesses or file reports (you can download the forms or complete them online).
It should be noted that while most of the services and downloads are free of charge on Florida’s SOS website, there are some downloads which have associated fees.
Information on the SOS of Florida (FL)
The Secretary of State of Florida is the keeper of the Great Seal of the state and is responsible for all the prime governmental duties of the state. He is Chief of Elections, Chief Cultural Officer, the State Protocol Officer and the head of the Department of State.
As the head of the Department of State, the Secretary of State of Florida is essentially in charge of the following under the former:
- Office of the Secretary
- Division of Administrative Services
- Division of Corporations
- Division of Cultural Affairs
- Division of Elections
- Division of Historical Resources
- Library and Information Services