Before searching the Texas Business Name Database, you can save time by making sure your business name is unique and distinguishable from other existing business entities within the Texas business name database. We suggest coming with a few name ideas in-mind incase any are unavailable, you can also download the full Texas 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 Texas businesses entities for free via the Texas Comptroller’s website (click here to visit), simply enter your business name into the “entity name” field or you can access the official SOS database (click here to visit). Searching via the SOSDirect website does require you to create an account and has a $1.00 per search fee.
Texas Secretary of State Office
Phone: (512) 463-5555
Hours: 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
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.