Vermont Secretary of State Business Search Instructions

Last Updated on January 30, 2024

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The corporate division of the Vermont Secretary of State deals with the maintenance of records of all the business entities that are registered with the state. The business corporation registry of the Vermont Secretary of State deals with the information of every entity that is or was incorporated in the US state of Vermont. The database has records of the following :

  • Sole Proprietorship (Trade Name)
  • Partnership (Trade Name)
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Companies

How to do a Vermont Business Entity Search

The online registered business search tool facilitated by the Vermont Secretary of State lets you find entities and corporations that are registered with the state.

Also see: How to start an LLC in Vermont

Here we have described the step-by-step procedure of how to search for a business entity in the database. To perform the search, you need to know the business name, business id, or filing number. The search page is also feasible for advanced searches, giving you more search options to choose from.

Go through the illustrations below :

Search by Name

Step 1 – Visit the Vermont Secretary of State website to start a Vermont business name search. The page looks like the screenshot given below.
Vermont Business Entity Search

Step 2 – Type the business name in the field. For a sample search, let us type the company name “Air Now” in the business name field. Also, specify the narrowing options by clicking on the radio buttons. Have a look at the screenshot below for the same. Click on the search button. The result page will soon appear with a list of entities shown in the screenshot below.
Vermont Corporation Entity Search Details List

Step 3 – Click on an entity name to get further details about it. The screenshot for the same is as shown below.

Available information includes;

  • Business Name
  • Business Structure (Corporation, Limited Liability Company, etc.)
  • Date of Formation
  • Business Description
  • Business Physical Address
  • Business ID
  • Vermont Registered Agent contact information
  • Business Status (Active is Good Standing, Inactive is Not in Good Standing with the state)
  • Business owner name

In addition, you can review filed documents such as the Articles of Incorporation (Corporation), Articles of Organization (LLC), Trade Name, and Annual Report.

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Search by Business ID

Not used as often, if you have the business identification number assigned by the Secretary of State, you can search with it.

Search by Filing Number

If you have the entity filing number provided by the Secretary of State, you can search by that number as well.

Business Licenses

The business name registration is different from small business licensing in Vermont.  The Vermont SOS Business Services Division has more information regarding Vermont business licenses.

Also see: How to do a Vermont UCC search

Information on SOS Vermont (VT)

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Office :
The Secretary of State of Vermont is one of the five cabinet constitutional offices in the state. The term of the Secretary of State of Vermont is for two years. It is an elected constitutional office.

The current Secretary of State of Vermont is Copeland Hanzas.

Functionalities :
The Secretary of State of Vermont is charged with guarding the Seal of the State and using the seal to attest governmental documents. The Vermont SOS is also responsible for maintaining public records and overseeing the public affairs. The other divisions which the Secretary of State of Vermont is in charge of are as follows:

  • Elections Division
  • Office of Professional Regulation
  • State Archives Division
  • Corporate Division
  • Notary Resource Center

Secretary of State Contact Information

28 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-1104

(802) 828-2386

State Business Name Search Instructions


How much does it cost to do a business search in Vermont?

There is no cost to search for businesses using the Vermont business search database.