The Secretary of State’s Office is responsible for business filings for business corporations, nonprofit corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships. Sole proprietorships and general partnerships do not file with the Secretary of State’s Office.
You may use our online Business Filings search or call the Business Filings Division at (803) 734-2158 to see if a company is in good standing or to learn the name and address of the registered agent of the entity. Images of filed documents are not yet available online. You will still need to contact our office to request a document.
Please note, the Secretary of State’s Office does not have the names or addresses of a company’s officers or directors. For this information, please contact the Department of Revenue at (803) 896-1164.
To read the statutes governing the different business entities, please follow the links in the guide below:
|Business Corporations||33-1-101 to 33-20-105|
|Statutory Close Corporations||33-18-101 et seq.|
|Professional Corporations||33-19-101 et seq.|
|Nonprofit Corporations||33-31-101 et seq.|
|Limited Liability Companies||33-44-101 et seq.|
|Limited Partnerships||33-42-101 et seq.|
|Limited Liability Partnerships||33-41-1110 et seq.|
LLC Annual Reports are no longer required to be filed with the Secretary of State
To obtain the forms for Business Filings, follow the link below:
Business Filings Forms