Searching for Rhode Island states
business records involves only one simple stop at the Rhode Island Secretary
of States website. The steps below will give you a short overview
on how to find Rhode Island business records using the Secretary of
States website database.
How to Search the Database:
- Start your records search by going to
the Rhode Island Secretary of State's Division Of Business Services website. This website is
located at http://ucc.state.ri.us/CorpSearch/CorpSearchInput.asp.
Fill in the form to start your search query. On this form, you
will have the option to fill in the corporation status, the look
in option (selections include corporation name, corporation ID,
agent name, officer name, purpose statement, or street address), the
search terms you are looking for, and the search type (selections include
show records with all of the above terms, show records with any of the
above terms, or perform a search using Boolean operators).
- Once you have entered in the criteria
you want to search for, click Submit.
- You will then be transported to a page
that lists your search results. These results, which will include any
corporations registered in Rhode Island that match your search criteria,
will be sorted by how relevant they are to your search term(s).This
list will state each corporations name, the corporation ID, the charter,
the abandoned date (if any), and the company type.
- To learn more information about an individual
company, click on their name.
- Doing this will take you to the details
page for that company. Here you can find out the companys ID number,
the companys purpose, their status, their charter, their chapter,
the state they are located in, the duration, the file date, the effective
date, the last report date, any annual report images that are available
(categorized per year), their SIC code, their authorized shares, their
business address, the name and address of their registered agent, the
primary officers title, name, and address, and any application
- By clicking on the links under the event
information section, you can find out more about the companys
corporation filing activities (including each file date and effective
date of those filings), any fictitious name filing activities (including
the keywords for, file date of, and abandon date of the fictitious name
filings), and any mergers (including the name of the non-surviving entity,
when the merger was filed, when the merger took effect).
Remember, these records are open to anyone
and available at anytime. No matter who you are, where you live, or
why you need to find a record on a registered Rhode Island business,
you will have access to this useful database. There is no need to even
register your name and/or e-mail address, give out your identity, or
sign up for a password -- just type the URL into your browser and get
instant access anytime.