Search for Name Availability

Search for Name Availability

To search for name availability
  1. Click the "Search Name Availability" link on the SIMS (BE) home page.
  2. Enter the business name or Business Identification Number, click search. NOTE: You may select a specific register from the drop down listing of registers. System defaults to "any register."
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Register Definitions

Business Entities

Business Entities:
Displays Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships

Business Names

Business Names:
Displays Assumed Business Names and Foreign Business Names


Displays Trademarks and Service Marks.

Commercial Agents

Commercial Agents:
Displays registered agents that are commercial agents.

Search Tips

  • Enter the exact spelling of the business name.
  • The following name validation rules are applied to the name:
    • The words "the", "an", and "a" at the beginning of the name are ignored.
    • Spaces are ignored.
    • Special characters are ignored.
    • Upper and lower case is ignored.
    • Business identifiers (e.g., corporation, incorporated, company, etc., or their abbreviation) are ignored.
    • Numbers are converted to the spelling of the number.
    • Starts with logic is used.
  • If "no results" are returned, try entering variations of the business name.
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