The Michigan Secretary of State allows you to perform Business Search by several criteria. Most people choose to register LLCs but all entities are required to adhere to the Michigan business entity naming guidelines. If it is an LLC, the abbreviation LLC or L.L.C should be included. The name should not confuse with a government organization name. It should not match any other name registered in the state.

Visit the LARA Corporations Online Filing System to conduct your business search. Use the various search criteria provided to find out if the name you created is available. If the name is not available, the Michigan Secretary of State provides you with a list of businesses that are using similar names. If you do not find the name in the SOS database, use other search criteria to be certain it is not taken. You may also contact the Michigan Secretary of State for further information.

To conduct an LLC or Corporation search in Michigan, visit the Michigan Secretary of State Website. The types of organizations that you can search include:

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Limited Companies
  • Limited Liability Partnerships

Michigan Secretary of State Business Lookup Contact Details

Phones(517) 241-6470 (Voice) (517)-241-0538 (Fax)
Address  OFFICE ADDRESS: 1st Floor
2407 N. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906   MAILING ADDRESS: Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing, Corporations Division P.O. Box 30054
Lansing, MI 48909
HoursMonday — Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST)
EmailBusiness: [email protected]

Michigan Business Entity & Corporation Search

Lookup Michigan Corporation Search

Step 1 – Visit the Michigan Secretary of State Website

Michigan Business Search Step 1
Michigan Business Search Step 1

Information for Michigan corporation search is available at the official website of the Michigan Secretary of State. The business entities you can search for include Corporations, Limited Liability Company (LLC), and Limited Partnership.

Criteria for Business Name search in Michigan is done using: Entity Name, Individual Name, ID Number, and Filing Number. When typing the search details, make sure you select the search type, such as Begins With, or Includes. Click the option for total pages such as 25, 50, or 100, to display to make your search easier. If you want a more detailed report, contact the Michigan 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.

Michigan Business Search Step 2
Michigan 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 Michigan Secretary of State displays both the active and inactive entities from the database. It consists of the Entity Name, ID Number, Old ID Number, and Address. You can print the results to check the details on hardcopies if you wish. Once you have located the listing you are looking for, check the Entity Name column and click the link. You will be redirected to the Michigan Corporation Search/Information Page, showing the details of the specific entity.                                               

Step 3: Download the information

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

  • Entity Type
  • ID Number
  • Date of Registration in Michigan
  • Purpose
  • Term
  • Detailed information for the Resident Information
  • Act formed Under
  • Acts Subject To
  • Details of entity managers
Michigan Business Search Step 3
Michigan Business Search Step 3

The Michigan Secretary of State allows requesting certificates of all documents stored in its database. The only exception is if the entity is specifically exempted from disclosure based on state or federal law.


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