Conducting an NM SOS corporation search will allow you to access the business name registry for corporations in New Mexico to aid you in your corporate name search. The corporation registry of the Secretary of State in the state of New Mexico will hold the names of all the incorporated entities in the state as well as those who have a name currently reserved.

Multiple types of corporations are included in the registry.  At the center you will find records for:

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships

The New Mexico Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search will allow you to search the name database to find any registered corporate entity in the state of New Mexico. To look up the information you will need:

  • The entity name
  • The entity ID
  • The director's name
  • The name of the registered agent

Performing a search is easy and takes only five simple steps.

  1. Go to the New Mexico Secretary of State website.
  2. Once selecting the entity search page, you will need to enter the corporation's NMPRC number or its business name. If you prefer, you can perform your search by the name of the director or registered agent as well. Make sure when entering the information, you put in as many keywords as possible to narrow your search. Once completed, your results will be displayed.
  3. On the results page, you will be able to see the registered information about each company in the search, including their name, type, NMSCC number, and status; you can find out more information by clicking on the link.
  4. Once on the data information page, you will also be able to see more about the company including their date of incorporation, principal office address, state of incorporation, registered agent's name and address, and the company managers.
  5. You can find further information by clicking at the end of the selection for more details.

How to Reserve a Corporate Name

If you have a name that you would like for your corporation and would like to reserve it until your business is incorporated, you can do so on the corporate entity search as well. To reserve your corporation name, you will need to:

  1. Download and complete the Name Reservation Application
  2. Send in the form along with a $25 filing fee to Public Regulation Commission Corporation Bureau, P.O. Box 1269, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1269

New Mexico LLC Naming Requirements

When naming your LLC in the state of New Mexico, some requirements will need to be met to ensure that your business name is approved. Some of the requirements for naming your LLC in New Mexico are:

  • Your business name must include an indicator that denotes it as a limited liability corporation such as "LLC," or "L.L.C."
  • Your business cannot use corporate indicators since it is not a corporation. "Corp.," "Inc.," "Incorporated," or "Corporation," cannot be used.
  • Your business name must be distinguishable from all other business entities registered in the state of New Mexico. Using different grammar, adding plurals, or putting indicators on the end of the name does not make it distinguishable from other registered names.

Searching the New Mexico Name Database

If you are not searching for a specific corporation by number, you can search by name to find a specific corporation or corporations with similar names. To perform the search, you will need to:

  1. Go to the webpage at
  2. Search what the name of the corporation starts with. You will not need to worry about capitalization or adding the LLC indicator at the end.
  3. If there are results for the name, they will be displayed on the screen.

Search for Business Name Availability

You can use the New Mexico Secretary of State entity search to help you determine if the name you would like to use is already in use by another entity. The steps to perform a search for business name availability include:

  1. Open the secretary of state website and access the Corporation Business Search page at
  2. Enter the name that you wish to use in the search field, and click search.
  3. If your name is available for use, you will see an image. If the name you have selected is currently being used or is reserved by a business entity, you will receive a list of names that might conflict with your name selection.

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