Last Updated on April 5, 2023
How to do a New Mexico Business Entity Search
The Corporation registry of the New Mexico Secretary of State holds information of every business entity that has its incorporation in the state. The types of corporations that have their details recorded in the New Mexico business corporation registry are as follows:
- Limited Liability Company
- Limited Company
- Limited Partnerships
- Limited Liability Partnerships
To find information on a sole proprietorship or general partnership, you will have to go to the county clerk’s office in the county where the business is located. There, you can search by the name of the business owner or business name.
Also see: How to form an LLC in New Mexico
Search by Name
With the online search tool facilitated by the New Mexico Secretary of State, you can search the database for any registered entity or corporation if you have the following information with you:
- Entity Name
- Entity ID
- Registered Agent
Read on to understand the process for searching a registered entity in New Mexico.
Step 1. Visit the Secretary of State’s website to begin your search.
Step 2. Assuming you have decided to search the database using a business entity name, key in the entity name in the appropriate field. You can also search by entity ID, director, or registered agent. Type in “Gigablast” to conduct a sample search. You are able to search in a variety of ways, such as Starts With, Exact Match, or Contains, and click search
Step 3. Now specify the entity you would like to view more information. In this example, we will look at Gigablast LLC.
Step 4. The detailed page provides quite a bit of information about the business including:
Search by Business ID Number
If you have the Business ID Number that was assigned by the Secretary of State, you can enter that information and pull up the business information with it. This number is commonly confused with the Employer Identification Number (EIN) that is assigned by the IRS.
The business name registration is different from business licensing in New Mexico. The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department has more information regarding New Mexico business licenses.
Also see: How to do a New Mexico UCC search
Information on SOS New Mexico (NM)
The Secretary of State of New Mexico is a constitutional office in the US state of New Mexico. The position is an elected one, and the New Mexico Secretary of State serves the office for a term of four years.
Since the year 1923, every Secretary of State of New Mexico has been a woman. The current Secretary of State of New Mexico is Maggie Toulouse Oliver.
The Secretary of State of New Mexico oversees many affairs of the state. The office guards the seal of the state and also the public records and the archives. The Secretary of State of New Mexico acts the regulatory body on certain areas of the state. The New Mexico SOS issues licenses for vehicles and attests state government documents. The SOS also creates protocols for a variety of actions in the state. The various divisions which the Secretary of State deals with are as follows:
- Bureau of Elections
- The Ethics Administration
- The Information Services Division
- Attorney General
- Operations Division
Secretary of State Contact Information
325 Don Gaspar – Suite 300
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501