A Secretary of State operates at the Illinois State level to carry out elections, supervise state administration, and act as the Illinois chief corporations officer. As part of this responsibility, many Secretaries of State in Washington County register and license private corporations, small businesses, and other businesses, including registering trade names. Secretaries of State are often responsible for managing businesses that operate within Illinois, including collecting business taxes. A Washington County business name search through the Secretary of State Office can identify business names for sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations, limited partnerships, or limited liability companies. This search can also identify the owner of a Washington County business as well as any trademarked business names. Many Secretaries of State provide online access to their business name search databases.
Nashville Illinois Secretary of State Nashville IL 450 North Kaskaskia Street 62263 618-327-4184