Iowa Secretary of State Corporation Search

Search the Iowa Secretary of State’s business database through using its online lookup by name and select from having 10, 20, 30, 50, or 100 records viewable per page. This search is for corporations and all entity types and after performing the query may be able to view all details of the business including its summary, mailing addresses, registered agent, previous filings, fictitious names, officer(s), and the amount of stock (shares) issued.

How to Search

Step 1 – Go to This WebPage and enter the name of the business in the top blank field box. Afterwards you may choose how many matching listings you would like to see on the records page and click the ‘Search’ button.



Step 2 – View the matching results (including business no., name, status, and type) and select the entity you would like to by clicking the six (6) digit business number.



Step 3 – On the record details page all public information on file with the Secretary of State is available for viewing including the entity’s state & date of incorporation, expiration date, legal & fictitious names, registered agent, home office, officer(s), and previous filings. You can also obtain a Certificate of Existence by clicking the ‘Print’ button.

Name Reservation

Under statute 501A.302 an individual may reserve a name for an entity to be reserved for up to one-hundred and twenty (120) days by filing This Application with the $10 filing fee and sending to:

 Secretary of State, Business Services Division, Lucas Building, 1st Floor, Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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