SCC eFile may be used to search
for Virginia and foreign corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships,
and business trusts. Business entity details available in SCC eFile are: 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 an entity’s eFile history, including images of documents that have been filed
using SCC eFile.
Clerk's Information System
The Clerk's Information System (CIS),
an electronic database, also contains general information on file at the Commission for Virginia and foreign corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and business trusts. CIS provides more in-depth information than what is currently available in SCC eFile. View images of various business entity documents filed in the Clerk’s Office since January 1, 1997, in PDF format, at no charge.
Internet access to CIS performs optimally with Internet Explorer while in the Compatibility View mode. Compatibility View settings for Internet Explorer can be found under the Tools menu option. Other browsers may produce unpredictable results. Scripting options for your browser must be enabled to use CIS. First-time users are encouraged to
review the user documentation.
To receive a preliminary determination of the availability of a business entity
name, see Name Distinguishability.
The business entity Name Search function in CIS should not be used to determine
if a prospective business entity name is distinguishable upon the records of the
Commission. For information regarding the criteria for name availability in Virginia,
see the Frequently Asked Questions regarding Business Entity
CIS may not include certain insurance companies that are licensed in Virginia as
reciprocal insurers, such as United Services Automobile Association (USAA). The
names of these companies often include the word "reciprocal," "interinsurer," "interinsurance,"
"exchange," "underwriters," or "underwriting." However, you may be able to obtain
information about such companies from the SCC's Bureau of Insurance
Company Lookup feature.