Ohio Secretary of State (SOS) Business Entity And Corporation Search

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Ohio Business Corporation Registry Search

Beside registering business entities and corporate in the state, the business and commercial division of the Ohio Secretary of State also maintains a registry where the details of every corporate entity registered with the Ohio Secretary of State is recorded. The filing and authorization details are also stored in the registry for reference as and when required. The registry has details recorded for the following types of corporate entities:



  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Foreign Entities

Ohio Business Entity Search

With the online registered business entity search tool facilitated by the Secretary of State of Ohio, you can search the database for any registered corporate entity in the state. For your search to continue you need to have the at least one of the following information handy with you:

  • Business Name
  • Business Status
  • Entity Type

Here is a step by step detailed discussion to assist you in your search process. Read on to understand the process better:

  1. Click here to go to the search page for the registered business entities in Ohio. The page looks similar to the screenshot below:
    Ohio Business Entity Search
  2. Let us conduct a sample search assuming you have the entity/corporation name handy. Key in the entity name, say “Diebold“, in the business name field.
    Ohio Corporation Entity Search
  3. Click on the search button. A list of entities with the name given would appear on the page that follows along with their different details like entity number, status, type, location, filing date, expiry, agent name etc.. The screenshot given below illustrates the same with clarity.
    Ohio SOS Result PageYou can also download the Business entity list from the page.

Information on SOS Ohio (OH)

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The Office :

The Secretary of State of Ohio is an elected constitutional office within the US state Ohio. The term of office of the Ohio Secretary of State is for four years and is limited to two terms.

Presently, the Secretary of State of Ohio is Jon A. Husted.

Functionalities :

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The Ohio Secretary of State is responsible for a broad set of responsibilities. He administers public rules and oversees the public affairs of the state. He is also the chief of the Elections Division of the state. The Secretary of State of Ohio is the person in charge for authorizing entities to open business in the state and registering them with the office of the Secretary of State of Ohio.


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