A Secretary of State operates at the Michigan State level to carry out elections, supervise state administration, and act as the Michigan chief corporations officer. As part of this responsibility, many Secretaries of State in Grand Traverse 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 Michigan, including collecting business taxes. A Grand Traverse 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 Grand Traverse County business as well as any trademarked business names. Many Secretaries of State provide online access to their business name search databases.
Traverse City Michigan Secretary of State Traverse MI 1759 Barlow Street 49686 888-767-6424