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SEARCH DESCRIPTIONS

  • Name Availability Search: By performing this search, you can tell if the name you propose to use is currently in use, reserved, or registered by a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership filed with the secretary of state.
  • Find-Entity: By performing this search, you will retrieve information on active, as well as inactive, corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, registered limited liability partnerships, out-of-state financial institutions, certain Texas financial institutions, and unincorporated nonprofit associations that currently use or have used the name you searched.
  • Find-Supplemental: This search will retrieve only active and inactive assumed names, trademarks, and the names of associated entities matching the name you have searched.
  • Find-Global: This search will include all the information retrieved by a Find and a Find Supplemental search.
  • Find-Assumed Name: This search will retrieve only active and inactive assumed names matching the name searched.
  • Find-People: This search will retrieve a list of corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships for which a person by the name searched has been listed as a managing person. In the case of a corporation, a managing person is an officer or director. In the case of a limited liability company, a managing person is a manager or a managing member. In the case of a limited partnership, a managing person is a general partner. This search also will retrieve a list of entities for which a person by the name searched is listed as the last known designated agent for service of process.
  • Find-Registered Agent: This search will retrieve a list of corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, foreign limited liability partnerships, foreign and Texas financial institutions, and unincorporated nonprofit associations for which a person by the name searched is listed as the last known designated agent for service of process.
  • Filing Number Search: A search by filing number will retrieve the business organization, name reservation, or name registration assigned the number searched. The filing number is the unique 10-digit number assigned by the secretary of state to each business organization, name registration, or name reservation filed with the secretary of state. If you are unsure of the filing number, you may wish to perform a Find Entity search by entity name.
  • FEIN Search: The federal employer identification number (FEIN) is a 9-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). A search by FEIN will retrieve the business organization identified by the number searched.
  • TID Search: The taxpayer identification number (TID) is an 11-digit number assigned by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. A search by TID will retrieve the business organization identified by the number searched.
  • Document Number Search: A search by document number will retrieve the business organization that has filed the document assigned the number searched. A document number is assigned by the secretary of state to each document submitted to, received by, and filed with the secretary of state.
  • Registered Agent activity past 60 days: This search produces the names of entities that have designated the individual or company searched as the entity's registered agent for service of process within 60 days of the search date.