Secretary of State Jesse White

Tips For Using The LP/LLLP/LLP/RLLP Search


File Number is the BEST FORM OF SEARCH for a direct hit.

(1) Use the FILE NUMBER of the LP/LLP

  • Click By File Number under the Search Method
  • Enter File Number in Search field

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File Number is the BEST FORM OF SEARCH for a direct hit.

(2) Do you know the LP/LLP Name?

  • Click By Name under the Search Method
    • This is an exact search from the begining of the name.
    • Only enter as much of the name that would make this search unique.
  • Example: THE PIZZA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP.
  • First, try typing: PIZZA HUT OF SP
    • If the result is too large, you will need to enter more of the name.
    • This increases the chances of finding the Company.
  • NOTE: Once you get your result screen and find the LP/LLP you are looking for, click on the name to get more detailed information.

    If you DID NOT FIND THE NAME try adjusting your search.

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KEY WORD is one of the SLOWEST search selections.

(3) Do you KNOW ONLY ONE WORD within the name?

  • Click By Key Word option under the Search Method
  • Type that ONE WORD that you remember.

  • Example: Raymond's Manufacturing Company
    • Try using the single word Raymond
  • NOTE: Once you get your result screen and find the LP/LLP you are looking for, click on the name to get more detailed information.

    If you DID NOT FIND THE NAME try adjusting your search.

HINT: When using KEY WORD this is a SINGLE WORD SEARCH, and will find the single word that you enter, anywhere in the name, even if it is JUST a part of the name entered.

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PARTIAL WORD is one of the SLOWEST search selections.

(4) Do you KNOW ONLY THE BEGINNING OF A WORD within the name?

  • Click By Partial Word option under the Search Method
  • Type that PARTIAL WORD that you remember.

  • Example: PIZZA PLANNER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP.
    • Try using the partial word PLANNER
  • NOTE: Once you get your result screen and find the LP/LLP you are looking for, click on the name to get more detailed information.

    If you DID NOT FIND THE NAME try adjusting your search.

HINT: When using PARTIAL WORD this is a PARTIAL WORD SEARCH, and will find the beginning of a word that you enter, within the name, even if it is JUST a part of the name entered.

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(5) Too many names to search through?

  • You entered TOO LITTLE or entered a KEY WORD search

  • Example: PIZZA (this is a key word search)
    • You will find the word PIZZA no matter where it resides within any LP Name.
  • Try a different word or narrow your search using the BY NAME option
  • Adding a second word of the Limited Partnership
  • Example: Lazarus' Coffee and Pizza Limited Partnership.
  • Type: Lazarus' Coffee

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(6) Name not found?

  • You may have entered too much.

    • Entering less of the name gives more to choose from
  • Try typing only a portion of the word you are searching for
  • Example: PAT WATSONS CHOCOLATES
  • Type only 3 or 4 letters or part of the name
  • Enter PAT or PAT WATSONS

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