New Jersey Business Name Search

Getting Started

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

Generate Business Name Ideas

Search business name availability

To form an LLC in New Jersey, it has to be formed with the Division of Revenue. To avoid choosing a name that conflicts with existing businesses, you have to run a search through the state of New Jersey’s database to confirm the availability of the name.

Ensure the name is unique and significantly different from the names of other businesses in New Jersey. You can also use this intelligent search tool, it would tell you if your chosen LLC name is available or not. It is recommended you use both tools when checking for your New Jersey LLC name availability.

If you have further questions, you can always contact the New Jersey Department of State

New Jersey Secretary of State Office

Phone: 609-292-6400


Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Frequently Asked Questions

After searching for a distinguishable and unique name for your New Jersey LLC, you need to select an agent Registered in New Jersey. It is one of the requirements of the New Jersey Division of Revenue.

To understand why you need to nominate an agent, you can read it up or you can hire a professional to handle it for you.

In addition, you are required to file a Certificate of Formation in New Jersey which can either be done online, in person or by mail. Filing in person, by mail or online has its own pros and cons, so you have to choose which suits you best.

The fee for State filing is $125 and the payment is non-refundable.

When you’ve done the above, you’re to file a certificate of formation. By Law, within the timeframe of 60 days of the formation of your LLC, you’re to register your LLC with the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services (NJDRES) for tax filings and business entity.

With this, your LLC gets a New Jersey TIN (tax identification number), which allows you to get the proper notices and returns. When that is done, you have to get an operating agreement (it’s not compulsory in New Jersey but its good practice to have one) and your EIN (Employer Identification Number).

Although a New Jersey LLC name change is quite possible, the process is tedious, time consuming and hectic. So we advise you to take your time to come up with a unique and easy to remember name.

During your name search, if you notice an existing New Jersey business with a similar name, it is advisable to go back to your drawing board and come up with a distinguishable and unique name or better still a variation of it.

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.

Enter your business name to check domain availability