If you’re planning to register your business soon, the Vermont Secretary of State’s business entity search portal allows you to browse all available titles you can use. This page also enables the public to access information on all the registered businesses in the state.
If you want to know how to utilize this page best, here is our guide on all the search methods accessible:
Vermont Secretary of State Corporations Division
There is a total of four search methods found on Vermont’s Corporations Division Business Search page  which are by name, business identification number, filing number, and advanced search. Using these search methods is simple and will only take minutes to load all the necessary information you need.
Aside from the methods provided, you can further filter your search by utilizing the search criterion. There’s also an advance search option that you can opt for if you have certain information on a business entity.
All the business details, filing history, and other extensive information are made accessible to the public by the Vermont Secretary of State through their database.
Search by Name
First, head over to the business name search portal of the Vermont Secretary of State. Enter the name of the business entity on the designated search bar provided on the page.
There are options located at the upper part, which are ‘Starts With,’ ‘Exact Match,’ and ‘Contains’ to refine your search.
There’s also an advanced search option on the page where you can choose from a number of search options. You can select these to generate results of identical business entity names. Hit the search button once you’re done.
A list of results that matched the information you have provided will appear on the next page. Click on the business names found on the first column from the left to show further details.
If you are trying to check the availability of your preferred business name, the presented names on the list are most likely unavailable, so it’s best to propose a different name to be registered in Vermont.
After selecting a particular business name, you will be routed to another page with detailed and extensive details.
Additional options are found at the bottom part of the window, which allows you to review the following: filing history, name history, and shares. Select any of those so you can be routed to another page with more details.
Search by Business ID
This method is the most convenient way when searching for a particular business entity since providing a business ID will generate a single result.
Begin by navigating on the business search portal of the Vermont Secretary of State. Then, enter the Business ID on the provided field (Business ID) and click ‘Search’ to generate results.
After providing a correct Business ID, a result will be displayed on the page. To further review its details, simply click the name of the entity displayed on the list.
After clicking the name of the entity, you will now see the extensive details of that particular business. These are all made available to the public based on the records of the Vermont Secretary of State.
Search by Filing Number
Like in the previous method, searching by filing number should also generate one result since filing numbers are unique for every business entity.
To begin your search, navigate on the business search portal of the Vermont Secretary of State. On the blank search bar, enter the business’ filing number. Once finished, hit ‘Search’ to proceed.
You will be directed to a page with a list of businesses. Pieces of information will also be presented alongside each business. To access more information about a particular business entity, click on the name located on the first column from the left.
You will then be directed to another page with extensive details about the business entity you selected. Additional options are found at the bottom part of the window which allows you to review the following: filing history, name history, and shares.
Select your preferred option to be routed to another page with more details.
Using the advanced search option of the Vermont business search portal will allow you to select specifications for your search which include: business type, business status, city, registered agent, principal name, NAICS code, and zip code.
Enter the necessary information based on the option/s you have selected. Hit the search button once you’re finished.
A refined list of results will be generated on the next page based on the parameters you provided. Click on the name of a particular business entity to access more information.
You will be directed to another page in which you can review a list of information relating to the business. Links are also provided below if you would like to access other data.