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How to Find Business Records in South Carolina State

South Carolina State Business Records

How to Search For South Carolina State Business Records

You can find out a lot of information on businesses in South Carolina by using the South Carolina Secretary of State’s searchable database, located at http://www.scsos.com/ . On this webpage, about one inch underneath the header and horizontal site menu, you will see your three search options: ‘Search Corporations’, ‘Search UCCs’, or ‘Search Charities’. The steps outlined below will help make the process of searching South Carolina business records and South Carolina business UCC filings easier on you.

How to Search Corporation Listings

1. To search corporations, click on the ‘Search Corporations’ box.

2. From there you will be taken to the business filings search page. You will need to enter in all or part of the company’s name and then select either ‘Begins with’ or ‘Contains’.

3. Upon clicking the ‘Search’ button, you will be transported to the results page. This page will list all the companies that are registered in the state of South Carolina that also match your search query.

4. To find out more information on a company, click on their corporation’s name.

5. You will then be transported to the company’s detailed information page.

On this information page, you can find out specific details on a company. These details may include whether they are domestic (incorporated in South Carolina) or foreign (incorporated in a state other than South Carolina) entity, the company’s status (active, active and in good standing, inactive, etc), their state of incorporation or organization, the registered agent’s name and address, the filing date, the effective date, the dissolved date (if any), and a listing of the corporation’s records history (including the code, file date, any comments, and the document type of each record).

How to Search UCC Listings

1. To search UCC listings, click on the ‘Search UCCs’ box.

2. From there you will be taken to the UCC filings search page. This page will contain a form where you will need to input either the company’s name or a UCC filing number, select whether it is the name of a debtor, the name of a secured party, a UCC 1, filing number or a UCC 3 filing number, and whether the name or number you are looking for begins with or contains the letters or numbers you inserted into the search box.

3. Upon clicking the ‘Search’ button, you will be transported to the results page. This page will list all the companies that are registered in the state of South Carolina that also match your search query. Each company’s name and address will be listed.

4. To find out more information on a company, click on their corporation name.

5. You will then be transported to the company’s UCC details information page.

These details may include the company’s name and address, their UCC 1 and UCC 3 ID numbers, the file date, the expiration date, and the filing type. By clicking on the company’s UCC filing number(s), you can see all the information connected to that particular UCC number. For example, you will be able to see the status of the filing, the document type, and any other debtor or secured party information (as well as their address and the status of those filings) associated with that number.

The South Carolina Secretary of State’s searchable database can serve as a complete information resource when you are looking for details concerning South Carolina businesses. Additionally, this database is open to any person -- who wants to find out information on South Carolina businesses -- without requesting the disclosure of personal data or being asked to pay a fee.

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