Indiana Secretary of State Business Name Availability Search

Search the Indiana Secretary of State in you are looking to create or reserve an entity name for any type of business including: corporations, limited liability companies (LLC’s), partnerships (general and limited, limited liability, etc.). After looking up your name the database will pull all relevant and close matching names to give you an idea if the name may be good for use.

How to Search

Step 1 – Go to This WebPage and enter the name of the inquiry in its entirety without the ending (Inc., I.N.C, LLC, etc.).



Step 2 – After performing the lookup you will be presented with any and all matching entities. including the entity’s name, type, and the city and state it is located. If the name is not close enough where you feel the Secretary of State would not feel it is a duplicate name you may incorporate or reserve the name.



Reserve a Business Name

To reserve an entity name with the Indiana Secretary of State under IC-23-18-2-9¬†for a period of one-hundred and twenty (120) days by going to the State’s Website and following the steps:

Online Filing

Step 1 – Go to This WebPage and click on the button next to ‘Reserved Name’ and enter your email address. Then click the ‘Continue’ button.



Step 2 – Enter the full name of the entity you would like to create.



Step 3 – After entering, all relevant matches will appear below. As long as there are no exact duplicates click the ‘Continue’ button on the bottom of the page.



Step 4 – Read the terms and conditions and click again the ‘Continue’ button on the bottom of the page.


Step 6 – Review your cart and your order and click the ‘Checkout and Submit Registration’ button in order to complete the name reservation process. The filing fee (payable via credit card) is $20 plus any fees for processing.

Paper Filing

Use Form 26233 and add a check payable to the Indiana Secretary of State for $20 to file the application. After it has been completed send to the following address:

Secretary of State, Corporations Division, 302 W. Washington Street, E018, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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