About the Corporations Division

The Corporations Division of Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin's Office is the repository for certain records of approximately two hundred and seventy-five thousand business and nonprofit corporations and approximately sixty thousand limited liability entities organized or registered to do business in the Commonwealth. In addition, the Corporations Division maintains records for limited partnerships and business trusts. Limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, service marks, trademarks, and uniform commercial code (UCC) filings are also made with the Corporations Division.

Many of these entity records and filings may be viewed by the public as images in the corporate database. Those entity records and filings received prior to August 2001 were microfilmed or fiched and are available for public inspection from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All records of uniform commercial code filings may be viewed by the public as images in the UCC database. Those filings received prior to February 2001 were microfilmed or fiched and are available for public inspection from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday in the UCC Division.

Our new online filings and public search system will make much of this information available to you on the Internet via this web site. As we develop this site, additional functionalities will become available. Please continue to check back with us to see what is new. If you have questions about our new capabilities, please feel free to contact us at 617-727-9640.