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Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
The bureau maintains the records repository of more than 2.6 million companies that do business in the Commonwealth and serves as the centralized filing office for Uniform Commercial Code financing statements. In order to register a business, you will need to file with the Bureau.
The bureau also administers the state's charitable solicitation law. It also maintains registration and financial information on over 11,000 charities soliciting in the Commonwealth, as well as more than 400 professional solicitors and fundraising counsels.
Once you decide to establish a business, your first consideration will be the type of business organization to use. As an entrepreneur you must examine all of the characteristics and consult a knowledgeable legal professional when considering the formation of your business.
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Search Notice
Until further notice, for best search results for filings indexed under a specific business or individual name, please use the "Non-Standard RA9" tab, mark the "Starting With" option and change "Lapse Status" to read "All."