How to Do a Business Name Search in Georgia

Business Name Search in Georgia: A business search is a useful tool for those looking to confirm the availability of a name they are interested in before filing with the Secretary of State. A name reservation is another online option that may be useful for anyone looking to protect their future names. This guide will show you how to do it.

Georgia Business Name Search Database

Georgia business name search page

Georgia Business Name Search Link

Georgia Secretary of State
The database

You can view all details about each business online, including its filing history, name history, address, and registered agent. Georgia Corporations Division did a great job creating an easy platform for these searches. Business entity name searches can be done for the following types of businesses:

  • Corporation
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC).
  • Limited Partnership (LP).
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).
  • Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP).

Georgia Business Entity Search by Name

Step 1: The most obvious way to find a business or entity in your area is to look at its name. However, it may not be the most precise. Follow this link to the Georgia Corporations Division’s Business Search page. Enter the business name into the appropriate field.

Step 2: You will now be presented with a list of all companies whose names match the search criteria. You can view each company’s control number, business type, and address. Click on the name to see more information.

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Step 3: This final page contains links to the name history, as well as the filing histories, state of formation, and date of formation.

Georgia Control Number Search

Step 1: This is a more detailed search that will require you to enter the control number for a specific business in order for the information to be displayed. To continue, simply fill in the Control number field with the correct number.

Step 2: You should only see one search result per number. Clicking on the business name will bring up additional information, such as its filing history and name history.

How to search Georgia Business Names by Registered Agent/Officer name

Step 1: If you know the registered agent’s name for a particular business or the name and title of an officer, you can use either of these pieces of information to search for the business’s details. To view the search results, enter the complete or partial name of the agent/officer in the fields.

Step 2: You will now see a list with companies for you to choose from. You will find the name of your registered agent in the second column to the left. The name of the officer can only be accessed by clicking on a company. This will give you the details of every business that you are interested in researching.

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