Search for the Perfect Michigan Business Name and Register Your LLC or Corporation

Check Michigan company name availability for your new entity.

If you want to start a new business in Michigan, you need the right name. Our helpful Michigan LLC and corporation search tool lets you look up business names in MI to see if they’re available. We’ll check your proposed business name against the registry of businesses held by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

When You Have a Unique Name for Your Michigan Corporation or LLC, We’ll Help You Legally Form Your Business Through Our Quick, Easy and Inexpensive MI Entity Formation Process

To search for Michigan business entities, just enter your details in the box below, and we’ll take care of everything else.

Use Our Free Business Name Search Tool to Find Out If Your Company Name Is Available

We’ll take care of the entity search.

We’ll tell you if your business name is available with the Michigan Division of Corporations. Just fill in your proposed business name, and we’ll search the company registrar for you.

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Michigan Rules on Naming Your Corporation or LLC

All businesses formed in Michigan must be named following certain rules.

Your business name must be unique and not similar to or confusable with another business name in Michigan.

If your Michigan business is an LLC, it must contain “Limited Liability Company” or an abbreviation. If it’s a corporation, it must contain a word like “Incorporated,” “Corporation” or something similar.

Normally, you cannot imply connection with a Michigan state entity or that you will be carrying out activities your MI business is not legally able to provide.

Other Michigan Business Name Rules

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory affairs has a large list of words that are prohibited or restricted from being used in a business name. You can review the list of prohibited and restricted words here.

Form Your Michigan LLC or Corporation Quickly and Easily

We have a full guide to starting a new business in Michigan. Learn about how to start a MI LLC or a MI corporation.

Common Questions About Michigan Business Searches