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Pennsylvania Business Entity Search: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Pennsylvania Department of State allows the general public to access information about business entities in the state. Whether you’re on the watch to acquire a unique name for your future business or want to learn more about a certain corporation or LLC, you can utilize their portal for either purpose. 

In this guide, we will show you everything you need to know about the search methods and more.

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Corporation Division

The information provided on the search portal and page is produced by Pennsylvania’s State Secretary through the Corporation Division [1] and is made available to the public. There is a single search of method on this page which is explained below:

How to Search

Step 1

On the search portal’s blank field, enter a particular business name or ID number. Make sure you entered the correct name or number by going through it again. 

Now, click on the drop-down menu ‘Type of Search’ and select from the options provided. 

To get more refined results, you may select ‘Only Active Corporations.’ Hit ‘Search’ to proceed.

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Step 2

The next page will show a list of results which correspond to the information you have entered. Click on a particular name or entity number for extensive details. 

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Step 3

You will then be routed to a page with all the necessary details regarding the business. You will be provided with a list information which you can review and purchase. 

However, do note that acquiring additional certified documents have corresponding fees.

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Filed Documents

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