Are you forming a corporation, LLC or business entity in Colorado?
How do you do a Colorado Secretary of State Business Search?
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Step 1: Business Search Registry
In Colorado, the state offers an online database to the public allowing anyone to perform a search to locate any business entity registered in the state.
To search for a business entity, you’ll need to access the Colorado Secretary of State Business Search registry.
It looks like this:
Once you access the online business database, proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Database search methods
You can search for different types of business registered with the state, such as:
- Domestic Profit Corporation
- Domestic Nonprofit Corporation
- Foreign Profit Corporation
- Foreign Nonprofit Corporation
- Domestic Limited Liability Company
- Foreign Limited Liability Company
- Domestic Limited Partnership
- Domestic Limited Liability Partnership
- Domestic Limited Liability Limited Partnership
- Domestic Limited Partnership Association
- Foreign Limited Partnership
- Foreign Limited Liability Partnership
- Foreign Limited Partnership Association
Also, there are different methods that you can use to search for business entities, such as:
- Search by entity name
- Search by trademark
- Search by trade name
- Search by ID or document number
Let’s look at each of these search methods one by one.
Method 1: Search by name
The search by name function is the most widely used type of business entity lookup.
All you have to do is to enter the name of the business entity you are searching for to see if there is a match in the database or not.
You can further refine your search by clicking on “advanced search”.
Under the advanced search field, you can:
- Restrict results to certain dates
- Search for business names, trade names or trademarks with exact matches
- Search with registered agent name
- Search with the reserved name holder
- Trade name registrant
- Trademark registrant
Once you have entered the required fields, click the button “Search”.
Method 2: Search by trademark
The next possibility is to search by trademark.
A trademark is a combination of letters or words distinguishing a company’s goods or services from others in the marketplace.
A trademark is a word or phrase unique to the business.
Method 3: Search by trade name
The next option is to search using a registered trade name.
A trade name is a name other than the true name of the individual or business entity doing business in Colorado.
Pursuant to Section 7-71-101, C.R.S., you must register your trade name to be authorized to transact business or conduct business activities under that name.
Method 4: Search by ID or document number
The fourth search criterion is to do a search using your business ID number or document ID number.
An ID number or document is a unique number given to your business by the state of Colorado or a unique number when filing a particular document.
Step 3: Search results
Once you’ve performed your desired search, you will then be presented with the business entity search results.
If you did a search using corporation, LLC or entity name, you will see the following search results page:
The search results page presents to you the following information:
- Entity ID Number
- Document Number
- Entity Name
- Formation Date
If there is a company or business having a name that matches your search query, you will see it on the search results page.
Step 4: Select entity
If you have found a business matching your query or a business entity that you would like to get further information on, you should click on the hyperlinked business entity ID Number from the search results page.
Step 5: Business entity information
To complete your business entity search in Colorado, you’ll end up getting the business entity records or information made available publicly by the state.
The entity information page looks like this:
The business entity information you will extract is the following:
- Entity Name
- Entity Status
- Entity ID Number
- Periodic report month
- Principal office street address
- Principal office mailing address
- Formation date
- Registered agent name
- Registered agent address
- Registered agent mailing address
From the business entity search results page, you can take additional actions, such as:
- Getting filing history and documents
- Looking at trade names
- Requesting a certificate of good standing
- Requesting certified copies of documents
- Filing a form
- Setting up a secure business filing
- Subscribing to email notification
- Unsubscribing from email notification
There you have it!
You have now performed a Colorado Secretary of State Business Search?
Let’s look at a summary of the process.
Colorado Secretary of State Business Search:
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