If you are willing to create an LLC in California you have to proceed with the procedure that I have explained to you. If you remember that the first step for the creating is Name search. So, for that, you will need to have a guide that how can we search for a name and what is the procedure. So, I have provided a general guideline for Business entity search for California LLC with the secretary of the state of California. In this webpage, you will find different ways in which you can perform the task of the name search. The thing you should keep in mind before name search is that you have to select a unique name that is not used by any of the firms in the state of California. This state has provided a web portal that is easy to use for an entity search.
The one who needs to search the name can search the name by Name of LLC, or by the entity number. You can also check the availability of the name by providing the name that you have planned to use in the tab of the name. This search is not made for searching the availability of the name but it will help you to search for a given name for the entity. It is different from the name availability search.
Search For Name Availability
Step 1: If the users want to complete the task of Business entity search for California LLC then they have to fill/complete the name inquiry letter.
Step 2: You have to fill out the following information in the name inquiry letter.
- Name of the requester
- Name of the firm (if any)
- Address, FAX number, and the phone number of the one requested.
- Type of entity
- Name of the first, second, and third choice.
Step 3: Now, in the last step you have to send all the documents to the address mentioned below. Once you send all the complete documents then you have to wait for the confirmation from the secretary of the state.
Secretary of State
- Name Availability Unit
1500 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Method 1 – Search By Name
Step 1: Now, if you want to search business entity search for California LLC as opposed to the entity number you have to go for the official website of the secretary of the state of California. There you have to click on the type of entity you are searching whether, LLC/LLCP/LP. Then you have to enter the name you wish and click on the search bar.
Step 2: Once you complete clicking on the search tab you will be displayed with a list of the name of LLC that are matching with the name you have entered. The name will also display the entity number, date filed, status, and the agent for the service of process. You have to click on the name you desire in order to get all the details regarding that name.
Step 3: Once you click on the name that you want to get detail for you will get the following information about that entity.
- Entity name
- Entity number
- Date filed
- Entity address
- Agent for service of process
- Address of the agent
Method 2 – Search By Entity Number (8 Digits)
Step 1: If you are wishing to have a business entity search for California LLC by its number then you have to visit the official website of the California government. Then you have to enter the entity number that should be started with “c” for eg, cxxxxxxxx.
Step 2: Now, you will get a list of results that you have entered. If you want to get more information regarding the search then you have to click on the name of the entity and wait for the information to be directed. If you are searching from entity number then you will get the refine business entity search for California LLC.