How to search for businesses registered in Virginia

The Virginia Secretary of State (SCC) www.inovavox.com maintains a database of all businesses registered in the state. You can search this database to find information about any business, including its name, address, registered agent, and filing history.

To search the SCC database, visit the Virginia Secretary of State business search page: https://cis.scc.virginia.gov/EntitySearch/Index. You will need to provide the business name or legal entity type you are looking for. You can also search by jurisdiction (Virginia or foreign) and name type (legal name, fictitious name, etc.).

Once you have submitted your search criteria, the SCC will return a list of businesses that match your search. For each business, the SCC will provide the following information:

  • Business name
  • Legal entity type
  • Jurisdiction
  • Status (active, inactive, etc.)
  • Filing history
  • Registered agent

You can also view the business’s filing images by clicking on the “View Filing Images” link.

The Virginia Secretary of State business search is a free service. You can search the database as often as you like.

Why you might want to search for businesses registered in Virginia

There are a number of reasons why you might want to search for businesses registered in Virginia. For example, you might want to:

  • Verify the existence of a business before doing business with it.
  • Find out the contact information for a business.
  • Check the status of a business (active, inactive, etc.).
  • See if a business has filed all of its required paperwork with the state.

The Virginia Secretary of State business search is a valuable tool for anyone who needs to find information about businesses registered in the state.

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