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Searching for Business Records in Utah

In the State of Utah, certain important business information is made available for searching and viewing online by the Lieutenant Governor. Here are a few tips on accessing this information over the internet.

What Records Are Maintained by the Utah Lieutenant Governor?

When corporations and similar business entities are formed, they must file documentation of their formation, as well as periodic status updates. Information from these records is available online.

Additionally, UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) filings may be searched online. These records detail security interests that are held in one party’s collateral by another party.

How Can I Search for Records Maintained by the Utah Lieutenant Governor?

To begin your search for Utah business records, begin by visiting the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s website, located at http://www.utah.gov/ltgovernor/#. Then select the option at the top of the page marked “Online Services.” From the Online Services page, select the option marked “Business Online Services.” Under the heading “Business Searches,” you will find a listing of the numerous search options to assist you in locating business information.

To search for information about a Utah business entity, from the “Business Online Services” page, select the option marked “Business Entity Search.” This will take you to a search page where you may input the name of the business entity for which you wish to search. It is not necessary to know the full name of the business entity, since entering the beginning of the name will also turn up the entity name in the search results. After entering the search terms, click on the button marked “Submit Query.”

The search results will be returned in list form, which includes the name of each business entity, as well as the type, city and status. At the right of each line of information is a button marked “Detail,” which can be clicked for additional information about that business entity. Clicking the “Detail” button will take you to a page dedicated to the business entity in question, providing information about the business entity number, registration date, state of origin, address, date of last renewal, delinquent date and information about the registered agent. There is also a button at the bottom of the page permitting you to purchase a Certificate of Existence for that business entity if you choose.

If you do not know the name of a business, but you do know the name of an individual associated with that business, you can search by the name of the individual. Be aware that there is a charge to use this service. To do so, from the “Business Online Services” page, select the option marked Registered Principal Search.” This will take you to a screen providing some information about the search, and also a button marked “Start RPS” that will take you to the search screen. On the search screen, you will be able to input the name of the individual for which you wish to search. Searching by last name only is perfectly acceptable. After selecting the “Search Principal” button, you will be taken to a screen where you can select your payment method before proceeding to the search results.

To search for UCC filings, from the “Business Online Services” page, select “UCC Search/Certified Search.” On the search page, you can select whether you wish to search by an individual debtor name, an organization debtor name (the beginning of the name or an exact search) or by filing number or business entity number. Unless you know the number of the exact file or corporate debtor in question, one of the name search options is the best choice. After inputting your search criteria, select “Search.” The search results will be returned in a list, including the names of the debtors and secured parties, filing numbers and dates. There is also an option by each entry marked “view record details.” Clicking on this option will take you to a screen where you can view the collateral description, whether the security interest is active or not, and any lapse date. You can also select a button to view the filing history, which consists of a list of related filings.

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