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Did you know that as of January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act enacted by Congress requires many companies to report beneficial ownership information to the US Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)? Beneficial ownership information (BOI), as defined by FinCEN, is identifying information about the individuals who directly or indirectly own or control a company. Please review the BOI links on our website to see if you are required to report to FinCEN.

The Uniform Commercial Code online application will be down for maintenance on Sunday July 14th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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As mentioned in the About Us page, the Secretary of State’s Office manages several public databases - from Uniform Commercial Code financing statements to current Suspended Charities. Below is a listing of the searches the Secretary of State's Office provides for the public.

Public Database Searches
Boards and Commissions Search Business Entities Registered Agent Search Business Entities Search
Cable Franchise Search (PDF) Charities Search Livestock Brands & Earmarks Search (PDF)
Notaries Search Professional Fundraisers & Solicitors Search Raffles Search 
Special Purpose District Directory (PDF) Suspended Charities Search (PDF) Suspended Raffles Search (PDF)
Suspended Professional
Fundraisers & Solicitors Search (PDF)
Trademarks Search (PDF) Uniform Commercial Code Search