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Business Entity Search and/or Request for Certificates of Existence


This service will enable you to view registration information on West Virginia corporations and other business types which file with the Secretary of State. When you enter a business entity name and click the search button, you will receive entity names that match your search criteria along with entity type, city and status. Select "Details" to view additional information including full address, registered number, entity creation date and registered agent contact information. There are no fees associated with viewing this information.


You will also have the option to purchase an official Certificate of Existence or Certificate of Authorization for any entity that is active and current under the law. Each Certificate is $10. To receive a Certificate you must pay with a credit card. This feature includes the following:

  • View and print out your certificate at your own PC.
  • Receive confirmation of your transaction after paying the $10 fee.
  • Provide your lending institution or other business entities with the ability to authenticate the certification via our Web site using the validation number found on the certificate itself and carrying the full weight of the law, just as any other certificate provided by the Secretary of State.


To search for a company, please enter a portion of the name in the field provided below and click Search.

Search Data Current as of Saturday, June 22, 2024 12:00 AM