The Hawaii Secretary of State Business Search is useful for those who want to confirm if an entity name is available for registration. The search function is used by entities who wish to reserve a name for LLC registration or Hawaii Corporation for registration at a later date. Reservation is made online, in person, or by mail with a reservation fee of $10.

If you decide to book a reservation online, the Hawaii Secretary of State will require you to pay a reservation tax above the fee. If you choose to send the documents by mail, download the Name Reservation form and send it together with the processing fee. The form is mailed to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Business Registration Division, 335 Merchant Street, P.O Box 40, Honolulu, Hawaii 96810.

When searching, it is important to include the entity name followed by the abbreviation “LLC” or “Limited Liability Company.” Add to the cart the documents that you want to request for further information and send them to the Hawaii SOS for processing. To conduct an LLC or Corporation search in Hawaii, visit the Hawaii Secretary of State Website. The types of organizations that you can search include:

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

Hawaii Secretary of State Business Lookup Contact Details

Phones(808) 586-2744 (Voice) (808)-586-2733 (Fax)
Address  OFFICE ADDRESS: 335 Merchant Street, Rm. 201 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813   MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 40                             Honolulu, Hawaii 96810
HoursMonday — Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Hawaii- Aleutian ST)
EmailBusiness: [email protected]

Hawaii Business Entity & Corporation Search

Lookup Hawaii Corporation Search

Step 1 – Visit the Hawaii Secretary of State Website

Hawaii Business Search Step 1
Hawaii Business Search Step 1

Information for Hawaii corporation search is available at the official website of the Hawaii Secretary of State. The business entities you can search for include Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and Limited Liability Partnerships.

Criteria for Business Name search in Hawaii is done using: Business Name, Begins With, or Contains. The search result you get does not guarantee you the availability of the name. You must take a further step and confirm with the Business Name registration department and then reserve it. If you need further help from the SOS, click on the Help icon and then the field that you need help in.

Step 2: Select Your Entity

After keying your options, click the search icon to generate your search results. If the name is registered, a list of names will be displayed, as shown below.

Hawaii Business Search Step 2
Hawaii Business Search Step 2

Go through the matching results one by one and sort them out. To make your lookup easier, the table issued by the Hawaii Secretary of State displays both the active and dissolved and merged entities from the database. It consists of the Entity Name, Record Type, File Number, and Status. Once you have located the listing you are looking for, check the Business Name column and click the link. You will be redirected to the Hawaii Corporation Search/Information Page, showing the details of the specific entity.

Step 3: Download information

This is the last step of the lookup LLC Hawaii. You now have all the registration details, including:

  • Master Name
  • Business Type
  • File Number
  • Status
  • Organized In
  • Registration Date
  • Mailing Address
  • Cross Reference Name
  • Term
  • Agent Information
Hawaii Business Search Step 3
Hawaii Business Search Step 3

The Hawaii Secretary of State allows the purchase of a Certificate of Good Standing for any type of business found in the business information database. The cost for either a printed or digital copy is $7.50. The purchased documents provide additional information about the business entity.


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