Wyoming Secretary of State Business Search Instructions

Last Updated on January 30, 2024

Wyoming state map

The Business Division of the Secretary of State of Wyoming keeps 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:

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships

The Wyoming Secretary of State maintains an online business search tool that helps users extract information about 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 to find 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.

How to do a Wyoming Business Entity Search

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.

Wyoming Corporation Entity Search

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.

Wyoming Business Name Search Results

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)

Wyoming SOS Result

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.

Business Licenses

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)

Wyoming sos seal

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

Mailing Address:
2020 Carey Avenue
Suites 600 and 700
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020

Phone Number: 307.777.7311
Email: Business@wyo.gov

State Business Name Search Instructions


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

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