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Before forming an LLC in New Jersey, 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 records the details of every business and corporate entity in the state. The various types of entities that have their information stored in the registry are as follows:

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

The Secretary of State of New Jersey facilitates an online business entity search tool. This tool is very useful when starting an LLC as each LLC has to have a unique name.

Read on the following step by step procedure which will assist you in your search for available LLC names in New Jersey.

Step 1. Visit the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services website.  Click on the link for “Business Entity Name Search”

Step 2. Select the “Business Name” button and enter the name of the LLC you want to register in the “Business Name” field. The screen should look like the one below.


Step 3. In this example, we will search for the name “Muscle Cleaning” In this example, there is already an LLC with that name in the state, so it isn’t available to register.

If your search result returns “Your search did not return any results.”, it is likely the name you want is available to register.

Contact Information for the Secretary of State

PO Box 450
Trenton, NJ 08646
Phone:609-292-9292
E-mail: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/digitaldirector.htm