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Before forming an LLC in Oklahoma, a unique business name has to be found. See how to find if the LLC name you want is available to register.

The Secretary of State of Oklahoma is the sole in charge of the filing and authorization of any business entities in the state. The office administers policies and rules regarding the setting up of a business or corporate entity in the state and also maintains a record of the same in its registry. In short, the business registry has well maintained records of every Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Companies, Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnership in it.

The online business entity search tool provided by the Secretary of State of Oklahoma lets you search the database and gather information about any entity that is registered with the Oklahoma SOS. To search the database using the online search tool, you need to have the entity name handy.

This search is important to do before forming an LLC as every LLC must have a unique name in Oklahoma.

We have outlined the detailed procedure for searching a corporation in the Oklahoma SOS database. Read on for a better understanding:

Step 1. Visit the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s website to go to the search page for finding a corporate entity registered with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. The search page looks like the screenshot below.

Step 2. Enter the name you would like to use in the “Entity Name” field. In this example, we will search for “KittyKat”. As you can see in the screenshot below, there is already an LLC registered as KittyKat, LLC.

When searching names, be sure to check that the status is “In Existence”. This means the business is active and in good standing with the state. Inactive or expired listings may be available to register.

The detailed record provides information about the business such as;

  • Entity Name
  • Filing Number
  • Name Type
  • Status (In Existence (Good Standing)
  • Entity Type (Corporation, Limited Liability Company, etc)
  • Formation Date
  • Oklahoma Registered Agent Information

Additionally on this page you are able to order documents like the Certificate of Good Standing, Annual Reports and more for a small fee.

Oklahoma Secretary of State Contact Information

Colcord Center
421 NW 13th St,
Suite 210/220
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

(405) 522-2520