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

Last Updated on January 27, 2022

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How to do a Montana Business Entity Search

The Business registry of the Montana Secretary of State is the record keeper of the entities or corporate that is incorporated with the Secretary of State of Montana. The business registry has all filing and the authorization records of the entities stored which can be accessed by the public through the online search tool. Entities like Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Companies have their information rooted to the registry.

Search by Entity Name

The online business entity search tool facilitated by the Secretary of State of Montana is a great option for the users to find any information related to the entity they are finding. For the search, you need to have the Business Entity name with you.

We have tried to assist you in your search by giving a detailed guideline about the same illustrated by suitable images.

Step 1. Visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website and it will take you to the search page for searching a registered entity with the Montana Secretary of State. The page looks similar to the one below.
How to do a Montana Business Entity Search

Step 2. Type in the business name in the appropriate field. For a sample search, let us type in Semi tool in the Business Name field. The screenshot below refers to the same.
Montana Business Search Results

Step 3. Click on the link of the entity you want to research further.  In this example we will look at the last result, Semitool, Inc.

Here information is available such as:

  • Legal Name
  • Entity Status (Active Good Standing, Dissolved, Inactive, etc)
  • Business Identifier
  • Entity Type (Corporation, Limited Liability Company, etc) and (Domestic (in-state) and Foreign Entity (out-of-state)
  • Formation Date
  • Date last Annual Report was filed
  • Registered Agent Information
  • Principal Office Address

Also see: How to form an LLC in Montana
Montana Business Entity Search Details

Additionally from this page, you can order a Certificate of Existence or Certificate of Fact for a small fee.

Business Licenses

The business name registration is different from business licensing in Montana.  The Montana Department of Revenue has more information regarding Montana business licenses.

Also see: How to do a Montana UCC search

Information on SOS Montana (MT)

montana sos sealSecretary of State Contact Information

P.O. Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801

(406) 444-3665


The Secretary of State of Montana is one of the elected constitutional offices within the state responsible for a wide range of public affairs. The Montana Secretary of States is in fact an executive branch of the government. The present Secretary of State of Montana is Corey Stapleton.


The functionalities of the Secretary of State of Montana are quite extensive. He is the keeper of the Great Seal of the State and the public records and archives. He is also the member of the Montana Board of Land Commissioners and is responsible for administering school trust lands.

Apart from the above duties, his responsibilities prioritize in the following divisions of the state:

  • Administrative Rules Service Division
  • Business Services Division
  • Certifications and Notaries Division
  • Election and Government Services
  • Records Management Bureau

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