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The Vermont Secretary of State is responsible for recording and registering all the business entities in Vermont. Since every LLC has to be unique, it’s important to search the availability of names before forming an LLC in Vermont. The business corporation registry of Vermont Secretary of State deals with the information of every entity that are or were incorporated in the US state of Vermont. The database has records of the following :

  • Sole Proprietorship (Trade Name)
  • Partnership (Trade Name)
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Companies

How to do a Vermont Business Entity Search

The online registered business search tool facilitated by the Vermont Secretary of State lets you find entities and corporations that are registered with the state.

Here we have described the step-by-step procedures of how to search for a business entity in the database. While most people starting an LLC will search by name, we have included the other methods to search.

Search by Vermont LLC Name

Step 1 – Visit the Vermont Secretary of State website to go to search by the business name. The page looks like the screenshot given below.

Step 2 – Type the business name in the field. For a sample search let us type name “Paradise Pools & Spas” in the business name field. Also specify the narrowing options by clicking on the radio buttons.Have a look at the screen shot below for the same. Click on the search button. The result page will soon appear with a list of entities a shown in the screenshot below.

Step 3 – Click on an entity name to get further details about the same. The screenshot for the same is as shown below.

Available information includes;

  • Business Name
  • Business Type (Corporation, Limited Liability Company, etc)
  • LLC Subtype (Member-Managed, Manager Managed)
  • Date of Formation
  • NAICS Code
  • Business Description
  • Business Address
  • Business ID
  • Business Status (Active is Good Standing, Inactive is Not in Good Standing with the state)
  • Name and address of the principals
  • Registered Agent information

In addition, you can review filed documents such as the Articles of Incorporation (Corporation), Articles of Organization (LLC), Trade Name and Annual Report.

Search by Business ID

Not used as often, if you have the business identification number assigned by the Secretary of State you can search with it.

Search by Filing Number

If you have the entity filing number provided by the Secretary of State you can search by that number as well.

Secretary of State Contact Information

28 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-1104

(802) 828-2386
[email protected]