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

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Texas Business Corporation Registry Search

Updated: February 17th, 2017

The Texas Corporations Section is the record book of every business entity and corporations that are or were incorporated in the state. Any entity, whether a Corporation, Limited Liability Company, Limited Company, Limited Liability Partnership or a Limited Partnership, registered or filed with the Secretary of State of Texas has its information stored in the Section for future reference.

Texas Business Entity Search

If you want help on finding a business entity registered with the Secretary of State of Texas, you can read our easy step-by-step procedure on using the Section’s search tool.

For your search, you need to have at least one of the business entity’s following information with you:

  • Tax ID
  • Name
  • File Number

Important: If you want to search by Tax ID or File Number, it must be exact. If you want to search by Name, it must be specific (otherwise, you’ll get a message telling you to narrow down your search terms).

1. Click here to go to the Search Page (see the screenshot below for reference).

Texas SOS Business Entity Search

2. Choose your preferred search method. In this example, we’ll search by name. Type in the sample name (“Good PIzza”) in the Entity Name field and click the “Search” button.

Texas SOS Taxable Entity Search

3. After you click the “Search” button, the Results Page will then appear. If you want to access more information on a business entity, click the “Details” button to the left of its name (see the screenshots below for reference).

Texas SOS Corporation LLC Search Results

Texas SOS Corporation Search Details Page

Information on Texas (TX) SOS

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The Secretary of the State of Texas is one of the six members of the executive department of the state of Texas. The Secretary of State of Texas is appointed by the Governor of the State, and the appointment is confirmed by the State Senate.

The current and the 111th Secretary of State of Texas is Rolando Pablos who was appointed by Greg Abbott. He was sworn into office in January 2017.


The Secretary of State of Texas serves as the chief election officer and the chief protocol officer both for matters of the state and international matters. He also acts as the liaison for the Governor on Mexican and other border matters. The Texas Secretary of State handles business filings and statutory documents, including administering open meetings.

The Secretary of State of Texas is the custodian of the Great Seal of the State of Texas. He is authorized to certify and authenticate government documents by the use of this Seal. He looks after the public affairs and is the guardian of the public records and archives in the state. As one of the six executive officers of the state, he exercises a major role in the government of Texas.

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