What are registry abstracts?
Most states consolidate all business registration services at the state level of government with processing and administration managed by the Office of the Secretary of State or a separate Department of Corporations.
In some states, however, fictitious name (aka DBA or Trade Name) registrations are processed and managed by the Clerk of Courts (aka County Clerk or County Registrar) within the county where the business owner resides or the business has a physical presence.
Registry Abstracts consolidates this business registration data into summaries from throughout the nation to provide a single point of reference for the discovery and review of business registration data.
Abstracts are grouped by state, then listed in order of date obtained with the most recent registrations listed first.
Each abstract includes the business name, date of registration, a contact name or the name of the registered agent, and the address provided by the registered agent. Note that the address provided by the registered agent is the legal address for the business and may be different from the principal place of business.