Clerk's Information System
The Clerk's Information System (CIS) contains information on file in the Clerk’s Office for Virginia and foreign corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, and business trusts.
CIS may be used to search for businesses. Details available in CIS include entity name, SCC ID, business entity type, date of formation or registration, status, principal office address (if required) and registered agent/registered office. You may also view and download images associated with filings for a business.
Business Entity Name Availability
To check the availability of a business name, see Name Availability in CIS. For information regarding the criteria for name availability in Virginia, see the Frequently Asked Questions regarding Business Entity Names.