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Before forming an LLC in Mississippi, a unique business name has to be found. See how to find if the LLC name you want is available to register.
The business corporation registry is taken care of by the Business Services Division of the Secretary of State of Mississippi. The registry is the store house of all the chartered companies and businesses filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State. Entities like Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Companies, Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships have their records stored in the business corporation registry of the Mississippi SOS.
This registry is an important tool before forming an LLC. Every LLC in the state must have a unique name. Using this database before forming, you will be able to verify whether the LLC name you want to use is available.
Follow along with our step-by-step guide to verifying LLC name availability in Mississippis.
Step 1. Visit the Mississippi Secretary of State’s website to go to the search page. It looks similar to the screenshot below.
Step 2. Enter the name of the LLC you want to register in the “Business Name” field. In this example, we will search for “Pool Boys”
As you can see from the screenshot below, someone has registered an LLC under the name Pool Boys and this means nobody else can register the same name.
Looking at the results from the search we are able to get further details about the LLC including:
- Business Name
- Business Type (Corporation, Limited Liability Company)
- Status (Good Standing, Active, Cancelled, etc.)
- Effective Date
- State of Incorporation (If the result is the state of Mississippi it is a domestic entity and if it is any other state, it will be a foreign entity)
- Principal Office Address
- Mississippi Registered Agent Information
- Officers / Board of Directors Information
You are able to also look at a copy of the Annual Report, Articles of Incorporation (Corporation), Articles of Organization (Limited Liability Company (LLC)), Name Reservation, etc.
If the search result comes back with “No Matches Found” it is likely that the name you want to register is available.
Secretary of State Contact Information
401 Mississippi Street
Jackson, MS 39201