State List of State Corporations, Liens, Licenses & Business Database

  1. The following list contains information where to find important databases for each official U.S. State website. On these websites you can search for Corporate Names, Corporate Registrations, UCC Liens and Tax Liens and Professional Licenses. Most of the time the information provided by the state is free of charge. Certain advanced reports and certified results or documents are provided at an additional charge.

    Business and Corporations Database

    These databases provide critically important information, especially if you're seeking to create, incorporate or sue a business in the state. If you are seeking to file incorporation documents with the Secretary of State, you will typically be required to perform a search to ensure that the company name you desire has not been registered. Failure to do so will result in a loss of money and time.

    If you're seeking to sue a corporation, you'll want to use the registrations database to obtain (i) the legal name of the company and (ii) the address for the agent to serve process (court documents such as a summons and complaint) upon the company. Getting this information from the start can save a great deal of time and effort.

    Professional Licenses Database

    Most states have a comprehensive licenses database. If you're seeking to discover whether an attorney, physician, notary or real estate agent is licensed with the state, this is the place too search. But it's not limited to those four professions. In fact, The New York State Division of Licensing Services also provides access to these categories and more.
    • Accountant and CPA
    • Acupuncture
    • Architect
    • Athletic Trainer
    • Chiropractor
    • Clinical Laboratory Technition
    • Clinical Nurse
    • Dentist
    • Dietitian
    • Doctor
    • Engineer
    • Interior Designer
    • Clinical Social Worker
    • Mental Health Specialist
    • Social Worker
    • Marriage Therapist
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Optometrist
    • Pharmacist
    • Physical Therapist
    • Podiatrist
    • Psychoanalyst
    • Psychologist
    • Veteranarian
    You can even search for detailed specialties which you might not otherwise realize requires a state license to perform professional services in the state:
    • Apartment Information Vendors
    • Apartment Sharing Agents
    • Appearance Enhancement Business/Area Renter
    • Armored Car Carrier
    • Armored Car Guard
    • Armored Car Services
    • Athlete Agent
    • Automobile Broker
    • Bail Enforcement Agent
    • Barber
    • Bedding Manufacturer & Refurbisher
    • Central Dispatch Facility
    • Children's Product Safety and Recall Act
    • Coin Processor
    • Cosmetology
    • Document Destruction Contractor
    • Esthetics
    • Health Club Services
    • Hearing Aid Dispensers
    • Home Inspectors
    • Nail Specialty
    • Nail Specialty Trainee
    • Natural Hair Styling
    • Notaries Public
    • Pet Cemetery & Pet Crematorium
    • Private Investigator
    • Real Estate Appraiser
    • Real Estate Broker
    • Real Estate Salesperson
    • Security Guard
    • Security or Fire Alarm Installer
    • Telemarketer Business
    • Ticket Reseller
    • Watch, Guard or Patrol Agency
    • Waxing

    Tax Liens Database

    The tax liens database can certainly come in handy. For example you may be considering going into business with another person whom you suspect may be debt heavy. You may also be considering the purchase of an asset in distress which may have an existing lien. While there are many uses of the tax liens database, it's extremely useful as a warning sign of potential trouble ahead.

    List of Public Databases for Each U.S. State


    ALABAMA

    ALASKA

    ARKANSAS

    ARIZONA

    CALIFORNIA

    COLORADO

    CONNECTICUT

    DELAWARE

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    FLORIDA

    GEORGIA

    HAWAII

    IDAHO

    ILLINOIS

    INDIANA

    IOWA

    KANSAS

    KENTUCKY

    LOUISIANA

    MAINE

    MARYLAND

    MASSACHUSETTS

    MICHIGAN

    MINNESOTA

    MISSISSIPPI

    MISSOURI

    MONTANA

    NEBRASKA

    NEVADA

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    NEW JERSEY

    NEW MEXICO

    NEW YORK

    NORTH CAROLINA

    NORTH DAKOTA

    OHIO

    OKLAHOMA

    OREGON

    PENNSYLVANIA

    RHODE ISLAND

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    SOUTH DAKOTA

    TENNESSEE

    TEXAS

    UTAH

    VERMONT

    VIRGINIA

    WASHINGTON

    WEST VIRGINIA

    WISCONSIN

    WYOMING

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    Michael M. Wechsler

    Michael M. Wechsler
    Michael M. Wechsler is an experienced attorney, founder of TheLaw.com and of-counsel to Kaplan, Williams & Graffeo, LLC. He was also an SVP and chief Internet strategist at Zedge.net and legal consultant at Kroll Ontrack, a leading service e-discovery and computer forensics service provider.

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