The Kansas Secretary of State does not require Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships to register. This is because, legally, sole proprietorships have no separate distinction from the owners. In a partnership, the owners must include their revenue share from the business in their personal income tax return. All other types of business entities are required to register with the SOS after conducting a Kansas Business Entity Search. The Secretary of State requires the use of abbreviations L.L.C. or LLC. An LLC cannot use the phrases corporation or incorporated or their abbreviations.
Open the Kansas Business Entity Search Station (BESS) and click on Business Entity Database to search for your proposed name. A new window called the Business Entity Database Search will open. Click on your preferred search criteria and enter the details. If you find the name in the database, it means it is already taken and you need to propose a different one. If you do not find the name, it means no one has registered it and you can proceed with the registration process. To conduct an LLC or Corporation search in Kansas, visit the Kansas Secretary of State Website. The types of organizations that you can search include:
- Business Corporations
- Limited Liability Company (LLC)
- Non-Profit Corporation (Inc.)
- Public Benefit Corporation (PBC)
- General Corporation
Kansas Secretary of State Business Lookup Contact Details
|Phones||(785) 296-4564 (Voice) (785)-296-4570 (Fax)|
|Address||OFFICE ADDRESS: Memorial Hall, 1st Floor 120 SW 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66612-1594 MAILING ADDRESS: Kansas Secretary of State|
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
|Hours||Monday — Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST)|
|Business: [email protected]|
Kansas Business Entity & Corporation Search
Lookup Kansas Corporation Search
Step 1 – Visit the Kansas Secretary of State Website
Information for the Kansas corporation search is available at the official website of the Kansas Secretary of State. The business entities you can search for include Business Corporations, Limited Liability Company (LLC), and Non-Profit Corporation.
Criteria for Business Name search in Kansas is done using: Business Entity Name, ID Number, Keyword, or Agent Name. Click on your preferred search criteria and enter the details. If you want a more detailed report, contact the Kansas Secretary of State through email or telephone.
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.
Go through the matching results one by one and sort them out. To make your lookup easier, the table issued by the Kansas Secretary of State displays both the active and dissolved and forfeited entities from the database. It consists of the Entity Name, ID Number, and Status. Once you have located the listing you are looking for, click on the View Record to open the link. You will be redirected to the Kansas Corporation Search/Information Page, showing the details of the specific entity.
Step 3: Download information
This is the last step of the lookup LLC Kansas. You now have all the registration details, including:
- Current Entity Name
- ID Number
- Mailing Address
- Formation Date
- Current Status
- Detailed Agent Information
- Annual Reports
The Kansas Secretary of State allows reservation of names for a $30 fee. You can reserve the name for up to 120 days, after which the name will be released for public use. If you fail to submit an extension of reservation before the expiry of the 120 days, you will have to do a fresh search and reservation.