State Agencies for Nonprofit Incorporation

StateSecretary of State WebsitesDirect Links to Search Forms
AlabamaALAlabama Secretary of State
Alabama Business Services
AL – Business Entity Name Search
AL – UCC Inquiry Search
AlaskaAKAlaska Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional LicensingAK – Business Entity Name Search
AK – UCC Inquiry Search
ArkansasARArkansas Secretary of State
Arkansas Business and Commercial (UCC) Services
AR – No Free UCC Searches
ArizonaAZArizona Secretary of State
Arizona Business Services
AZ – Business Entity Name Search
AZ – UCC Inquiry Search
CaliforniaCACalifornia Secretary of State
California Business Programs and Services
CA – Business Entity Name Search
CA – No Free UCC Searches
ColoradoCOColorado Secretary of State
Colorado Business Division
CO – Business Entity Name Search
CO – UCC Inquiry Search
ConnecticutCTConnecticut Secretary of State
Connecticut Business Division
CT – Business Entity Name Search
CT – UCC Inquiry Search
DelawareDEDelaware Secretary of State
Delaware Division of Corporations
DE – Business Entity Name Search
DE – No Free UCC Searches
FloridaFLFlorida Department of State
Forida Division of Corporations
FL – Business Entity Name Search
FL – UCC Inquiry Search
GeorgiaGAGeorgia Secretary of State
Georgia Corporations Division
GA – UCC Inquiry Search
HawaiiHIHawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer AffairsHI – Business Entity Name Search
HI – No Free UCC Searches
IdahoIDIdaho Secretary of State
Idaho Business Services
ID – Business Entity Name Search
ID – UCC Inquiry Search
IllinoisILIllinois Secretary of State
Illinois Business Services
IL – Business Entity Name Search
IL – UCC Inquiry Search
IndianaINIndiana Secretary of State
Indiana Business Services Division
IN – Business Entity Name Search
IN – UCC Inquiry Search
IowaIAIowa Secretary of State
Iowa Business Services
IA – Business Entity Name Search
IA – UCC Inquiry Search
KansasKSKansas Secretary of State
Kansas Business Filing Center
KS – Business Entity Name Search
KS – No Free UCC Searches
KentuckyKYKentucky Secretary of State
Kentucky Business Services
KY – Business Entity Name Search
KY – UCC Inquiry Search
LouisianaLALouisiana Secretary of State
Louisiana Commercial Division
LA – Business Entity Name Search
LA – No Free UCC Searches
MaineMEMaine Secretary of State
Maine Division of Corporations
ME – Business Entity Name Search
ME – UCC Inquiry Search
MarylandMDMaryland Secretary of StateMD – Business Entity Name Search
MD – UCC Inquiry Search
MassachusettsMAMassachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Massachusetts Corporations Division
MA – Business Entity Name Search
MA – UCC Inquiry Search
MichiganMIMichigan Secretary of State
Michigan Business Services
MI – Business Entity Name Search
MI – UCC Inquiry Search
MinnesotaMNMinnesota Secretary of State
Minnesota Business Services
MN – Business Entity Name Search
MN – UCC Inquiry Search (Free with File Numbers)
MississippiMSMississippi Secretary of State
Mississippi Business Services
MS – Business Entity Name Search
MS – UCC Inquiry Search
MissouriMOMissouri Secretary of State
Missouri Business Services
MO – Business Entity Name Search
MO – UCC Inquiry Search
MontanaMTMontana Secretary of State
Montana Business Services
MT – Business Entity Name Search
MT – No Free UCC Searches
NebraskaNENebraska Secretary of State
Nebraska Business Services
NE – Business Entity Name Search
NE – No Free UCC Searches
NevadaNVNevada Secretary of State
Nevada Business Center
NV – Business Entity Name Search
NV – No Free UCC Searches
New HampshireNHNew Hampshire Secretary of State
New Hampshire Corporate Division
NH – Business Entity Name Search
NH – No Free UCC Searches
New JerseyNJNew Jersey Department of State
Business Action Center
NJ – No Useful Free Entity Name Search
NJ – No Free UCC Searches
New MexicoNMNew Mexico Secretary of State
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
NM – Business Entity Name Search
NM – UCC Inquiry Search
New YorkNYNew York Department of State
New York Division of Corporations
NY – Business Entity Name Search
NY – UCC Inquiry Search
North CarolinaNCNorth Carolina Secretary of State
North Carolina Corporations Division
NC – Business Entity Name Search
NC – UCC Inquiry Search
North DakotaNDNorth Dakota Secretary of State
North Dakota Business Services
ND – Business Entity Name Search
ND – No Free UCC Searches
OhioOHOhio Secretary of State
Ohio Business Services
OH – Business Entity Name Search
OH – UCC Inquiry Search
OklahomaOKOklahoma Secretary of State
Oklahoma Business Services
OK – Business Entity Name Search
OK – UCC Inquiry Search
OregonOROregon Secretary of State
Oregon Business Services
OR – Business Entity Name Search
OR – UCC Inquiry Search
PennsylvaniaPAPennsylvania Department of State
Pennsylvania Corporations Bureau
PA – Business Entity Name Search
PA – UCC Inquiry Search
Rhode IslandRIRhode Island Secretary of State
Rhode Island Business Services
RI – Business Entity Name Search
RI – UCC Inquiry Search
South CarolinaSCSouth Carolina Secretary of State
South Carolina Business Services
SC – Business Entity Name Search
SC – UCC Inquiry Search
South DakotaSDSouth Dakota Secretary of State
South Dakota Business Services
SD – Business Entity Name Search
SD – UCC Inquiry Search
TennesseeTNTennessee Secretary of State
Tennessee Business Services
TN – Business Entity Name Search
TN – UCC Inquiry Search
TexasTXTexas Secretary of State
Texas Corporations Section
TX – Business Entity Name Search
TX – No Free UCC Searches
UtahUTUtah Secretary of State
Utah Business Services
UT – Business Entity Name Search
UT – UCC Inquiry Search
VermontVTVermont Secretary of State
Vermont Corporations Division
VT – Business Entity Name Search
VT – UCC Inquiry Search
VirginiaVAVirginia Secretary of the Commonwealth
Virginia State Corporation Commission
VA – Business Entity Name Search
VA – UCC Inquiry Search
WashingtonWAWashington Secretary of State
Washington Corporations Division
WA – Business Entity Name Search
WA – No Free UCC Searches
West VirginiaWVWest Virginia Secretary of State
West Virginia Business Division
WV – Business Entity Name Search
WV – No Free UCC Searches
WisconsinWIWisconsin Secretary of State
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
WI – Business Entity Name Search
WI – UCC Inquiry Search
WyomingWYWyoming Secretary of State
Wyoming Business Division
WY – Business Entity Name Search
WY – No Free UCC Searches
District of Columbia
(Washington, D.C.)
DCDistrict of Columbia Government Website
District of Columbia Business Center
DC – No Free UCC Searches