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Before forming an LLC in New Hampshrie, 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 of the New Hampshire Secretary of State has records of all business and corporate incorporations that occur in the state. The registry acts as the record center for all those entities that are or were headquartered in New Hampshire. The registry stores information of the following:

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships

The registered business entity online search tool is very important when beginning to form an LLC as each LLC in the state must have a unique name. By searching before filing the LLC paperwork, you will likely save a lot of time in case the name you want is already registered.

The below mentioned guidelines would assist you in your search. Read on to understand the process better.

Step 1. Start your search by visiting the New Hampshire Department of State.

Step 2. Type in the LLC name you want to register in the blank field. If the name you want to register is registered and in good standing, you won’t be able to use it. If your result comes back with “No entities are registered under this name”, it is likely the name you want to register is available.

Step 3. You are able to click on the result for the business you want more information on. 

  • Business Name
  • Business Type (Corporation, Limited Liability Company)
  • Business Creation Date
  • Principal Office Address
  • Duration
  • Business ID
  • Business Status (Good Standing, Inactive, etc)
  • Purpose of Business
  • Principal / Board of Director Information
  • New Hampshire Registered Agent Information

Additionally, filings such as the Acceptance of Business Formation, Annual Reports and more can be looked up.

Secretary of State Contact Information

State House Annex, Room 317
25 Capitol Street 3rd Floor
Concord, NH. 03301

Phone: 603-271-3246
Fax: 603-271-3247
Email: [email protected]