Search results will contain corporations which were active in 1978 or filed after 1/1/1979;
limited partnerships transferred to this agency from the county clerks on 1/1/1983 and limited partnerships filed with this office after 1/1/1983; limited liability companies filed with this office after 6/1/1993; railroad records transferred to this agency on 1/14/1994; name reservations and name registrations.
The new dynamic website is updated within minutes so Mich-Elf filings can be viewed after document is filed within 1 hour. Paper submitted documents that have been filed can be viewed within 48 hours after they are filed.
will be able to view these records to determine agent, agent address,
date of formation or qualification, and other general information
about each entity.
or more corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies
or other entities may assume the same name if in a joint venture
or partnership, if the name is permissible for the entities involved.
The assumed name certificate must list all entities which are using
the same assumed name.
A type of ‘Filing Pending' indicates a document was submitted with that name. Pending records remain on the system until two weeks after the document is filed or the file is closed. There is no detail to review for name reservations, name registrations or pending records.
Name reservations hold the name for a limited time for possible use by an entity . Name registrations are foreign profit corporations that are not doing business in Michigan and wish to register their name only. These registrations expire yearly unless renewed .