Finding a unique and suitable name is a crucial step in establishing your business. Failing to do so can mean penalties or even trademark infringement issues in the long run. If you want to ensure that your business name is still free for use, you can utilize Oklahoma’s business entity search portal.
It provides the public with few options to make queries more convenient and quick. In this guide we will show you the complete step-by-step processes and methods:
Oklahoma Secretary of State Business Entities Search Page
All of the information provided on this search portal is from the Oklahoma State Secretary  which is made available to the public and free of charge. You also have the option to request a copy of documents by making a purchase online through the same page.
Search by Name
Access the Oklahoma Secretary of State Website’s Business Entities Search Page to start your search. On this page, you will find a search bar and advanced search options. For this method, enter the name of a particular entity and click the “Search” button.
This method is commonly used when searching for entities. You may also use the advanced search function in order to generate refined results. It will give you specific options that will make your search easier, such as general search, status, name availability, banks, churches, and domestic cooperatives.
After entering the correct information, a list of system-generated results matching the names and options you have selected will appear on the page. On this page, you can also see the current status of each business entity, whether they are active, inactive, expired, or withdrawn.
The filing number, name of the registered agent, and entity type are also provided on this page. Click on the filing number to further generate detailed information about a particular business entity.
After selecting a particular filing number, you will be directed to the last page where you could review all the information currently on file by the Secretary of State.
More functions are available below if you’d like to file a document or order documents. You also have the option to print the page at the top right corner of the page.
Search by Filing Number
On the same page of the Oklahoma Secretary of State website, click the advanced search option and select the filing number search. Enter the correct filing number of a particular business entity on the field. After providing the information, click search to generate results.
Using this method will give you more accurate results since every entity has unique filing numbers. Therefore, if you enter a number, it will correspond to only one result.
If the filing number has been entered correctly, it would only generate one result. This method is convenient and you won’t need to allocate so much time in tracing a particular business entity. In order to review more detailed information about the business, simply click the filing number.
After selecting the filing number, you will be directed to a list of detailed information. You can review details such as status, jurisdiction, formation date, corporation type, and registered agent. There are also available options located below the page where you can order said documents.
Search by Registered Agent or Name of Person
Same as the previous step, head over to the Business Entities Search Page of the Oklahoma Secretary of State site. Click the advanced search option, then choose “Search Registered Agent”.
A blank field will be provided where you will enter the full name of a certain agent. There are also specifications located at the upper part of the field which indicates “business” or “an individual.” Make sure to choose between the two options given, then click “Search” to generate refined results.
A list of business entities that matched the information you have provided will be generated on the page. Click on the filing number that corresponds to the correct result to get a list of detailed information about the entity.
On this page, you can now review all the information about the particular business entity. You can also access additional functions located at the bottom part of the page. See the example below for reference.