Last Updated on January 28, 2022
How to do a New Hampshire Business Entity Search
The business corporation registry of the New Hampshire Secretary of State has records of all business and corporate incorporations that occur in the state. The registry acts as the record center for all those entities that are or were headquartered in New Hampshire. The registry stores information of the following:
- Limited Liability Companies
- Limited Companies
- Limited Partnerships
- Limited Liability Partnerships
If you are looking for finding a registered business entity in New Hampshire, you have arrived at the right place. The online search tool helps you to find any entity that are registered with the Secretary of State of New Hampshire.
For searching an entity, you need to know the corporate or the business entity name.
The below mentioned guidelines would assist you in your search. Read on to understand the process better.
Also see: How to start a New Hampshire LLC
Search by Business Name
Step 1. Start your search by visiting the New Hampshire Department of State.
Step 2. Type in the entity name in the blank field. For a sample search, let us key in “Rooster” in the blank field. Refer to the screenshot below.
Step 3. Click on the result for the business you want more information on. In this example, we will look up Rooster Cleaning, Inc. Available information includes:
- Business Name
- Business Type (Corporation, Limited Liability Company)
- Business Creation Date
- Principal Office Address
- Business ID
- Business Status (Good Standing, Inactive, etc)
- Purpose of Business
- Principal / Board of Director Information
- Registered Agent Information
Additionally, filings such as the Acceptance of Business Formation, Annual Reports and more can be looked up.
Search by File Number
If you know the file number assigned by the Secretary of State, you can search by that number
Search by Registered Agent
You are also able to search by Registered Agent. Since Registered Agents file for many corporations and LLCs, this is often a long list.
The business name registration is different from business licensing in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Department of Revenue has more information regarding New Hampshire business licenses.
Also see: How to do a New Hampshire UCC search
Information on SOS New Hampshire (NH)
The Secretary of State of New Hampshire is a constitutional office in the US state, New Hampshire. The office serves as the exclusive head of the New Hampshire Department of State.
The present Secretary of State of New Hampshire is William M. Gardener. The New Hampshire Secretary of State is elected biannually by the ballot of all members of the New Hampshire General Court.
The Secretary of State of New Hampshire serves the duty of both legislative and executive branch of the state. The New Hampshire Secretary of State is the custodian of the Great Seal of the State of New Hampshire and is the keeper of the state archives and the public documents.
The New Hampshire Secretary of State is also in charge of distributing all election related items following the election code of the state.
Secretary of State Contact Information
State House Annex, Room 317
25 Capitol Street 3rd Floor
Concord, NH. 03301