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Before forming an LLC in Wisconsin, a unique name has to be found. The Wisconsin Secretary of State manages the names of corporate entities that are registered in the state including Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Partnerships.

How to do a Wisconsin Business Entity Search

If you are looking for what LLC names are available in Wisconsin, this is the right place for you. By using the Secretary of State’s business entity database, you will be able to find if the name you want to use is available.

Step 1 – Visit the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions website to search for registered business entities in Wisconsin. The page looks similar to the screenshot below.

Step 2 – Type the name of the LLC name you want to register in the records search field. In this example we will search for “Grass Ninjas“. If a business name is already registered, a record will come up with information including:

  • Entity ID
  • Registered Effective Date
  • Period of Existence
  • Status
  • Entity Type
  • Annual Report Requirements
  • Name and Address of the Wisconsin Registered Agent
  • Principal Office Address

If the result shows a status of Administratively Dissolved, Dissolved, or Delinquent the name may be available to register.

Through this page, online reports and request certification of standing can be ordered for the entity.

Secretary of State Contact Information

4822 Madison Yards Way, North Tower
Madison, WI 53705

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