The following tips may be used to refine or modify searches for a particular entity by entity number or entity name:
Example: Searching for C0254285 will return X,Y,Z CORPORATION. Searching for 0254285 will return no results.
Example: Searching for 200100410071 will return RESEARCH & RETRIEVAL, LLC. Searching for 0100410071 will return no results.
Examples: Searching DARE will return entity names containing DARE and D.A.R.E. Searching D.A.R.E. will not return entity names containing D.A.R.E.
If the entity name includes initials and/or a string of characters followed by periods and spaces, remove the periods but do not remove the spaces.
Examples: Searching A. B. C. ESCROW CO. or ABC ESCROW CO will return no entity names and searching A B C ESCROW CO will return the entity A. B. C. ESCROW CO.
Examples: Searching & E PLUMBING & HEATING will return the entity "T & E PLUMBING & HEATING CO." Searching "T & E PLUMBING & HEATING CO." will return no entity names.
Examples of distinctive words: compensatory, hickory, metrix.
Examples of nondistinctive words: data, systems, services.
Note, including a word that is not part of the entity name may result in no matching record. Examples: Searching ADVANCED DATA will return all entity names containing both words such as ADVANCED DATA COMMUNICATIONS LLC and ADVANCED DATA PROTECTION SERVICES, INC. Searching ADVANCED DATA COMMUNICATIONS will return only those entity names containing all three words such as ADVANCED DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS and ADVANCED DATA COMMUNICATIONS LLC
Examples: Searching SIMPLE will return all entity names containing the word SIMPLE such as SIMPLE INC., SIMPLE DESIGN, INC. and MAKE IT SIMPLE, LLC.
Examples: Searching AAA SIGNS will return AAA SIGNS, INC. Searching AAA SIGN or A A A SIGNS will not return AAA SIGNS, INC.
If you are not able to locate an entity record, you may request a more extensive search by ordering a status report. For information on ordering a status report, refer to Information Requests.
Disclaimer: This tool allows you to search the Secretary of State's California Business Search database for abstracts of information for domestic stock, domestic nonprofit and qualified foreign corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships that have filed with this office. This search tool groups corporations separately from limited liability companies and limited partnerships and returns all entities for the search criteria in the respective groups regardless of the current status.
Although every attempt has been made to ensure that the information contained in the database is accurate, the Secretary of State's office is not responsible for any loss, consequence, or damage resulting directly or indirectly from reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of the information that is provided. All such information is provided "as is." For information on ordering copies of the official business entity records for a particular entity, please refer to Information Requests.