Pennsylvania Secretary of State Business Search

Start using the Pennsylvania Secretary of State business search functionality and the database of Pennsylvania-based entities if you are seeking to register or partner with a business in the state.

The State of Pennsylvania has compiled an official database of businesses within their boundaries and the contact information to facilitate partnerships.

The Pennsylvania Secretary of State is a popularly elected constitutional office of the State of Pennsylvania and compiles databases of information pertaining to Pennsylvania-based corporate entities through the Business Services Division.

In addition to the Business Services Division, the Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s office also maintains Administrative Services Division, Elections Division, and a Government Records Section.

The SOS database provided by the Pennsylvania Secretary of State Business Services Division is tasked with compiling information on all of the businesses incorporated within the state of Pennsylvania, so all entries are exhaustive and up-to-date. Users can search the database based upon a range of search criteria that are both specific and vague, and even obscure information such as the incorporating agent.

How to conduct an Pennsylvania Secretary of State Business Search

Users can access the Pennsylvania SOS corporation search for the following types of companies that are currently or were incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania:

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• Corporations – 9%
• Cooperatives – 8%
• Limited Liability Companies – 15%
• Limited Partnerships – 20%
• Limited Companies – 18%
• Limited Liability Partnerships – 32%

Any business within Pennsylvania that is registered with the Pennsylvania Secretary of State Business Services division can be searched for based upon the following criteria:

• Entity Name
• Entity ID
• Officer, Agent or Incorporator Name
• Reservation by ID
• Date
• Month and Year

For example, if the user wants to search for a corporation based in Pennsylvania by name, the user will be prompted to enter the company’s name in the “Entity Name” field on the Pennsylvania Secretary of State business search page.

In addition, the user will be asked to provide (if available though not required*) the “Entity Type,” “Place of Formation,” “City of Principal Address,” and “Status.”

If this information is available it may help refine the search in the case of multiple results but this information is not necessary for conducting an initial inquiry or you can contact the department for more information:

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Corporation Division
401 North Street, Room 206
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 1 (717) 787-1057
Toll Free 1 (888) 659-9962

You should know that having such information may help them more accurately located the desired corporation or service.

If the business is located within Pennsylvania, it is located within the official database. After clicking on the search button, the user will be provided with a list of results that most closely match the criteria entered in the preceding page.

Clicking on any entry in the search results will lead the user to a detailed information page that contains the relevant information for the business entity to which it is attached.

In the search, users can also search for Pennsylvania-based entities by business identification number, agent, officer, or incorporation, if this information is known.

Our quick SOS Corporation Search provides users with relevant and actionable results to register or partner with a business in the State of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Corporation Search