The Business Inquiries allow users to search and retrieve data and images maintained in the Business Database. The Business Database is an accumulation of data files that information business filings submitted to, and approved by the Ohio Secretary of State. The database keeps records For Profit Corporations, Non-Profit Corporations, Professional Associations, Foreign Corporations, Foreign Name Registrations, Business Trusts, PROPERTY Trusts, Fictitious Names, Trade Names, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Trademarks, Service Marks, and Name Reservations.
These filings are documented and maintained relative to the Ohio Revised Code. All business filings were manually maintained prior to 1973. The office then started entering new filings into a computerized system. Data for businesses that were formed prior to 1973 was entered into the computerized system if they were still active in those days. The data for businesses that were not active in 1973 and have not reinstated, has been partly came into into the system.
Images of approved filings were maintained on microfilm prior to 1997 when the office started changing the film for everyone energetic businesses to a computerized format. Recently posted filings since that right time have been created and preserved in this computerized format. All specific Business Inquiries have help screens to work with you with your searching efforts.
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Images of approved filings are available for on-line looking at. If a graphic is within the database, it can be viewed by pressing the “Download Image” link on the business-details web page. Search the on-line inquiries to find the exact Business that interests you, then click on each document link to have the associated image shown. Images are shown in PDF format. The net browser software that you are using may not be equipped to view these images. Download the free Google Chrome browser (Just click here for a free download of Google Chrome) If you cannot view images from your present web browser. Please, call customer support toll free at 1-877-SOS-FILE if you require immediate assistance. This web site uses Acrobat PDF documents.
Click the icon to download the free viewer. Data and images provided in queries are for informational purposes only. Any certification of authenticity of this information must be provided by the office of the Ohio Secretary of State. The names provided for Business Name searches are just names which have been accepted by the office of the Ohio Secretary of State.
These will not include names that may be in process. Filings that are in process are accepted on an initial come, first offered basis. Request for a particular name is NOT assured until you have obtained approval on paper from the office of the Ohio Secretary of Declare that your demand has been approved.
You may use the business partner type within the Configure Field Attributes for each Business Partner Type to hide or show areas. For each field, this definition is from the field status for the other requirements. This linking determines which status the field assumes in the insight screen. Marking an address as the typical address (by activating the radio button) means that this address is the typical address for the business partner.