Last Updated on May 15, 2023
How to do a Wyoming Business Entity Search
The Business Division of the Secretary of State of Wyoming keeps a track of all the commercial activities that are taking place in the state. The Business Division maintains a business registry of all the entities that are headquartered in the state. The registry has the filing and authorization details of all entities like:
- Limited Liability Companies
- Limited Companies
- Limited Partnerships
- Limited Liability Partnerships
The Wyoming Secretary of State maintains an online business search tool that helps the users to extract information of any business entity that is based in Wyoming. You can get information regarding an entity or corporation provided you have the filing name or the filing id handy.
Also see: How to start an LLC in Wyoming
Here we have provided a detailed guideline of how to use the search WY entity search database for finding an entity based in Wyoming. Read on to get a clear idea.
Business Name Search
Step 1 – Visit the Wyoming Secretary of State website to search for registered entities in the state. The page that follows looks similar to the screenshot below.
Step 2 – Key in the “Filing Name” or the “Filing ID” according to your choice. Assuming your selection to be “Filing Name”, type in “TacoJohn’s” in the “Filing Name” field. Also specify the narrowing option from “Starts With” and “Contains”. Refer to the screenshot below for illustration.
Step 3 – Click on the “Search” button. The result page containing a list of business entities with the name given will appear soon along with brief details of the same. Let us have a look at the screenshot below.
Step 4 – Click on a business entity name to get detailed information about the same as shown in the screenshot below.
Available information includes;
- Entity Name
- Wyoming SOS Number / Filing ID Number (Different from the Employer Identification Number that is assigned by the IRS)
- Type (Corporation, Limited Liability Company, etc)
- Initial Filing Date
- Standing (Tax, Registered Agent, Other) Good = Good Standing
- Principal Office Address
- Registered Agent Information
- Board of Directors, Members, Owner Information
- Certificate of Good Standing
From this page you can also download copies of the Annual Report, Articles of Organization (LLC), Articles of Incorporation (Corporation)
Filing ID Search
If you have the Filing ID that was assigned to the entity by the Secretary of State, you can search for the entity.
Business Name Availability Search
In Wyoming, each Corporation, LLC, etc has to have a unique name before registering their business entity. To search the database and see whether the name you want to use is available, search the filing name field as you would if you were looking for a registered entity.
The business name registration is different from business licensing in Wyoming. The Wyoming Business Council’s Business Permitting Assistance Office has more information regarding Wyoming business licenses.
Also see: How to do a Wyoming UCC search
Information on SOS Wyoming (WY)
The Secretary of State of Wyoming is one of the constitutional offices in the US state of Wyoming. The office is set up under the Constitution of Wyoming.
The current Secretary of State of Wyoming is Chuck Gray. The Wyoming Secretary of State serves as the Governor of Wyoming when he is not present.
The Secretary of State of Wyoming is the keeper of the Great Seal of Wyoming and has the authority to authenticate and certify government documents using the seal. He is also responsible for keeping track of the acts of the Legislation and the Executive branch of the state. The Secretary of State of Wyoming is the chief custodian of the public records and the public archives.
Secretary of State Contact Information
2020 Carey Avenue
Suites 600 and 700
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
Phone Number: 307.777.7311