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How do you search for businesses registered with the Louisiana Secretary of State?

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Search for businesses registered with the Louisiana Secretary of State by using the search tool at the Secretary's website. The free search tool allows users to search by entity name, charter number, trade registration number, name reservation number or agent name.

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When searching by entity name, the tool ignores punctuation marks, special characters and entity ends such as corporation, limited and company.

Charter numbers are alphanumeric identifiers that the Secretary assigns to each entity. It consists of eight numbers and one letter. Users must enter all nine characters. When searching with trade name, trademark or service mark numbers, users must enter a two-digit number followed by a four-digit number. A hyphen must separate the two numbers.

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