If you want to launch a business in Mississippi, the first step is to confirm if the name you choose is available. You need to perform a Mississippi LLC lookup on the Secretary of State’s website. Choose several unique names and do a business search for each. Visit the Mississippi Corporations portal and search for your proposed name. If the name is already taken, the search results will show all the names that closely match your preferred name. Create a different name but make sure it is distinguishable. Avoid creating a name that looks almost similar to another registered name.

If you do not find the name, it means no one has registered it and you can proceed with the registration process. The Mississippi Secretary of State keeps an updated record of all businesses registered in the state. If you are not ready to start the registration process immediately, the Secretary of State will allow you to reserve the name at a fee of $25. Reservation can be made online or by mailing hard copies to SOS. To conduct an LLC or Corporation search in Mississippi, visit the Mississippi Secretary of State Website. The types of organizations that you can search include:

  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Limited Partnership
  • Non-Profit Corporation (Inc.)
  • Public Benefit Corporation (PBC)
  • General Corporation

Mississippi Secretary of State Business Lookup Contact Details

Phones(601) 359-1633 (Voice) (601) 359-1626 (601) 359-5138 (601)-359-1607 (Fax)
Address  OFFICE ADDRESS: 700 North Street Jackson, MS 39202   MAILING ADDRESS: Director of Business Services, Mississippi Secretary of State 700 North Street P. O. Box 136. Jackson, MS 39205-0136
HoursMonday — Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST)
EmailsBusiness: [email protected], [email protected]

Mississippi Business Entity & Corporation Search

Lookup Mississippi Corporation Search

Step 1 – Visit the Mississippi Secretary of State Website

Mississippi  Business Search Step 1
Mississippi Business Search Step 1

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

Criteria for Business Name search in Mississippi is done using: Business Name, Business ID, Officer Name, or Registered Agent. To make your search more specific, click on search keywords such as Starting With, All Words, Any Words, Sounds Like, or Exact Match. If you want a more detailed report, contact the Mississippi 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.

Mississippi Business Search Step 2
Mississippi 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 Mississippi Secretary of State displays both the active and dissolved and merged entities from the database. It consists of the Business Name, Business ID, Type, Status, Create Date, and Details. Once you have located the listing you are looking for, check the Details column and click the link. You will be redirected to the Mississippi 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 Mississippi. You now have all the registration details, including:

  • Entity Name
  • Name Type
  • Business Type
  • Business ID
  • Status
  • Effective Date
  • State of Incorporation
  • Principal Office Address
  • Registered Agent
  • Officers and Directors
Mississippi Business Search Step 3
Mississippi Business Search Step 3

The Mississippi Secretary of State allows the viewing of filed documents in its business entity database. You may print the business details or send an email to request certified copies from SOS at a fee.


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