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Idaho Business Entity Search —
A Step-by-Step Guide

Looking for information about a particular business entity or checking if your desired business name has been taken shouldn’t be a tedious task. If you’re searching in Idaho, you will find a total of five methods to utilize: by name, business city, filing number, registered agent or officer, and date of organization. 

If you want to know how to get the most accurate results with these methods, find out how in this guide:

Idaho Secretary of State Website

If you have any information that fits any method available, you can obtain details about specific business entities through the Idaho Secretary of State website. 

Simply navigate through the page and access the state’s business entity search, select any of the methods, and follow the step-by-step process of each. These methods will also provide search criteria you can utilize to obtain a refined list of results. 

Search by Entity Name

Step 1

This method is best used for searching for available business entity names. The first step you need to do is navigate through this link to get access to the web page that contains search options. 

When routed to the web page you will find blank required fields. Enter the name of the business entity you are looking for in the blank space. Then,  click search to generate results. 

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On the second page, you will be provided a list of business entity names that is closely similar and related to the one you have entered. 

If you don’t see any results, it is most likely that the name is still available for use. Clicking the names which are highlighted in blue will provide you with more detailed information about the business entity.

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After selecting a name, you will be routed to the next page which will generate a PDF file containing more specific details of the business entity such as annual reports, information of the registered agent, number of shares, amendments made to the Articles of Organization/Incorporation or Certificate of Partnership and other filings of the company have made. 

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Search by Business City

Step 1

This method will allow you to search for a business entity based on the city where it is located or operating. Using this method can lead to multiple results because of the general information you can in the city. 

That being said, it would be better if you fill up as much information in the blank fields in order to generate accurate results. 

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After filling up all the necessary information, a system-generated list will appear on this page, providing all the results of business entities that are located, formed, and operating within the city you entered. 

Click on the business entity of your choice to load all the detailed individual information. You can also see on this page filing numbers or organizational IDs below each entity name on the results list for easy reference.

Search by Organizational ID/Filing Number

Step 1

This method is the most filtered type since businesses are endowed with unique filing numbers. By entering the correct filing number of a particular business entity, there is a higher chance that the system will load the one result. 

First, navigate on the same Idaho Secretary of State web page. Then, enter the filing number on the blank field and click “Search” to generate results. 

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If you have entered the correct filing number, the system should generate only one result. If that’s the case, simply click the heading of the result to load detailed information of the file. 

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Search by Registered Agent Information

Step 1

Enter the name and location of the business’s current agent on the indicated fields. Click “Search” to generate results. A list of business entities will load up on the page matching the information you have entered. 

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After the results have been generated, click on the name of a business entity in blue to access more detailed information. The mailing address of the agents will also be also provided on this page. 

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Search by Date Organization/Authorization

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On the same webpage, you can also provide the business entity’s date of an organization as well as the date of when they were authorized to conduct a business in Idaho. 

Enter the dates on the indicated field then simply click search to generate results. 

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Results that matched the date will be generated on the page. Just click the name of the business entity you’d like to further research to load comprehensive filing information. 

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