Massachusetts SOS Business Entity And Corporation Search

The Massachusetts State Corporation Registry acts as the recorder of all the corporate entities that are registered with the Secretary of State of Massachusetts. The corporate database is a storehouse of the documents and filings of business entities that are incorporated in the state. The registry holds records of the following types of entities in the state:

  • Corporation
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Companies

Massachusetts Business Entity Search

The Massachusetts SOS online business search tool allows you to search for business entities that reside in the state. To perform this search, you need to have any of the credentials below:

  • Entity Name
  • Individual Name
  • Identification Number
  • Filing Number

View the step by step guidelines below on how to use the Massachusetts business search page.

1. The first step is to access the Massachusetts business search page by clicking here. The page which appears looks similar to the screenshot below.

Massachusetts Business Entity Search

2. On the search page, first select the search criteria, whether you want to search by Business Entity name, individual name, identification number or filing Number. For this example we will search by business entity name. Go ahead and select the "Search by entity name" button, then type in "Country Curtains" in the "Enter Name" field. Then select one of the options in the "Search type" drop down field. For this example leave it at the default value, "Begins with". The screenshot below illustrates the process better.

Massachusetts Corporation Entity Search

5. Click on the Search Corporations button. The result page will appear with entities beginning with the name Country Curtains. Refer to the below screenshot.

Massachusetts Corporation Entity Search Results

6. Click on the entity name for further details like identification number, the information summary of the entity and annual reports for download.

Massachusetts Corporation Entity Details

7. You can also request certificate for an entity by clicking on the request Certificate button.

Massachusetts Secretary of State Seal

Information on Secretary of State Massachusetts

The Secretary of the Commonwealth for Massachusetts equivalent to the Secretary of State is a position created under the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Secretary of State of Massachusetts is also the principle public information official of the US state.

The current office holder is William F. Galvin who is serving his sixth term in the office now. He was first elected to the position in 1994 and won re-elections in the years 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 consecutively.

The Secretary of the State of Massachusetts, apart from being in charge of the various public affairs like licenses, authorizations, guardian of the public archives and documents, oversees the following departments as well.

  • The Corporations Division
  • The Archives of the Massachusetts
  • The Election Division
  • The State Record Centre
  • The Public Records Division
  • The Securities Division
  • The Massachusetts Historical Commission