Nevada Business Name Search

Getting Started

Before searching the Nevada Business Name Database, you can save time by making sure your business name is unique and distinguishable from other existing business entities within the Nevada business name database. We suggest coming with a few name ideas in mind in case any are unavailable, you can also download the full Nevada entity name guidelines here (click here to download)

Generate Business Name Ideas


Search business name availability

Contacting the local Secretary of State (SOS) office via Phone or Email is free and is the most reliable way to check your business name availability.

Online, you can search for Nevada businesses entities for free via Nevada’s Business Portal, SilverFlume. You can search for entities using the Nevada Business Search and searching by Entity Name, Entity Number, NV Business ID, Officer Name, or Registered Agent Name.

Nevada Secretary of State Office

Website: http://nvsos.gov/sos

Phone: 775-684-5708

Email: sosmail@sos.nv.gov

Hours: 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

Frequently Asked Questions

SilverFlume Nevada’s Business Portal provides a new business checklist guide: https://www.nvsilverflume.gov/checklist.

The Nevada Tax Center allows you to register for a Sales or Use tax permit, check for additional required permits, manage your account and revise your information. The site also features a Frequently Asked Questions page to address any additional concerns or inquires.

Registering your business can be as easy as following five simple steps.

All you have to do is answer five questions to preview filing requirements and deadline for completion. When ready, you can file online via SilverFlume.
– Step 1. Form and register your legal entity in Nevada, and obtain a State Business License
– Step 2. Regulatory and/or licensing board requirements
– Step 3: Assess local licensing, zoning, utility usage, and other requirements specific to the physical location
– Step 4. Employer requirements
– Step 5. Nevada Department of Taxation requirements

While you cannot take the name of a business already in use as your own, there may be ways to use something close to your ideal name. You can ask for consent from the current users of the name, or try adding a variant that changes the name slightly. Those variations may include adding an abbreviation to the end of your name (like “LLC”), abbreviating a full word (using “Bros” instead of “Brothers”), making singular words plural where it makes sense, or incorporating the city or state where you will be doing business (like “Painting Bros of Reno” instead of “Painting Bros”).

If you’re still unable to find a business name that suits you, try using our business name generator to get unique name ideas (click here to find our business name generator).


Registering your business Domain/website

Don’t make the mistake of forgetting to check if the domain name is available for your business. The last thing you want is to register your business name and find out another competitor or company already has a website with your name! Use our domain check below to instantly check availability.

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