Rhode Island (RI) Secretary of State – Corporation and Business Entity Search

Rhode Island secretary of state A. Ralph Mollis is the current Secretary Of State of Rhode Island. The office of the Secretary Of State of Rhode Island is comprised of five divisions that include The Elections and Civics Division, The Corporations Division, The Public Information Division, The Rhode Island State Archives and The Rhode Island State Library.

If you are looking for finding a registered corporate entity with the Secretary Of State of Rhode Island, you are at the right place. We have described below a step by step and easy to follow process that will assist you in finding the corporate entity. In this detailed step by step tutorial we will describe you how to search Corporations, Limited Partnerships (LP), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) for availability in state of Rhode Island. Read on to understand the process better. The below illustration is provided assuming that you have the corporate entity name handy for the search.

The search page has extensive search options. You may search for an entity with either of the following options. You may search using

  1. Entity Name
  2. Identification number
  3. Filing number
  4. Individual
  5. Agent
  6. Business Address
  7. Purpose

You can narrow your search with the appropriate options from the drop down lists wherever available. You can choose to search only for active entities and can also specify the number of records you wish to view per page. The default number is 25 results per page.

Search Rhode Island Corporation Registry :

Step 1: Click this link to take you to the search page for finding a corporate entity registered with the Secretary of State of Rhode Island. You will arrive at a page that looks similar to the one shown below.


Step 2:Key-intheentity name in the search field. Consider you want to find corporate entities that have the word ‘Starbucks’ in it. Select the radio button ‘Search by Entity Name’. Key-in ‘Starbucks’ in the search field. Choose ‘Begins With’ in the drop down.


Step 3: Click ‘Search’ button to find the results that match with your search string. The screenshot for the result set is shown below.


Step 4: Click entity name for which you want complete details. Shown below are the details that are registered with Secretary Of State of Rhode Island (with Entity Name as ‘STARBUCKS COFFEE’)


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