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How to Find Business Records in South Carolina

Searching for Business Records in South Carolina

In the State of South Carolina, the Secretary of State maintains important business records, and some of this information is accessible online. Below are a few tips on accessing this information over the internet.

What Records Are Maintained by the South Carolina Secretary of State?

When corporations are incorporated in South Carolina, the South Carolina Secretary of State maintains records documenting the incorporation, as well as periodic status updates and status changes. Certain information from these records may be accessed online.

Additionally, UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) filings are maintained by the South Carolina Secretary of State. These records document security interests that a secured party has in the collateral of another party. Although no document images may be viewed online, some information from these documents may be searched and viewed over the internet.

How Can I Search for Records Maintained by the South Carolina Secretary of State?

In order to begin searching for business and security interest documents in the State of South Carolina, begin by visiting the South Carolina Secretary of State website, located at http://www.scsos.com/ . Then scroll down and select your search option in blue from the right side of the page. Either select “Online UCC Filings Search” to search for security interest information, or “Online Business Filings Search” to search for information about South Carolina businesses.

If you wish to search for business entity information, select “Online Business Filings Search” from the South Carolina Secretary of State home page. This takes you to a page including a blue and white search window that allows you to input the corporation name for which you wish to search. You may also select whether the search information you have included represents the beginning of a corporate name or some other portion of a corporate name. After inputting your search criteria, select the button marked “Search” to view the search results matching your criteria.

The results will be returned in list form which will include the names of all corporations that satisfy your search. Clicking on one of these names will carry you to a page dedicated to information about that business entity. This page will include the corporation’s name, the status, the state of incorporation, the name and address of the registered agent, the filing date, the effective date and the date of any dissolution. This page will also indicate whether the corporation is foreign or domestic (incorporated outside or inside the State of South Carolina). Additionally, a list is included which names any records that the Secretary of State has on file pertaining to that business entity.

If you wish to search for security interest information, from the South Carolina Secretary of State home page, select the option “Online UCC Filings Search” on the right side of the page, toward the bottom. This takes you to a search page including a blue and white search window where you may enter a name or number to be searched, and select whether you wish to search for the name of the debtor, the name of the secured party, or the number of a UCC 1 or UCC 3. UCC 1 and UCC 3 indicate types of documents filed. If you do not have this information, it is preferable to search by debtor or secured party name. Searching by last name is sufficient. Then you may select whether the information you are searching for begins with your search terms or merely contains your search terms. Once your search criteria have been entered, select the button marked “Search.”

The search results will be returned in list form, including name and address, or ID number, depending on the search criteria entered. Clicking on any listed name will carry you to another list showing all of the security documents filed in South Carolina pertaining to that name. Selecting the ID number will take you to a new page displaying more specific information about that particular UCC filing, including the identities of the debtor and secured party and their addresses, as well as the filing and expiration dates.

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