New Delaware Company Name Availability Search

Are you ready to create your Delaware LLC, corporation or limited partnership? Before you create your company, you'll need to do a Delaware business name availability search. Enter your desired company name below. We'll check your submission against the State of Delaware business name database to make sure the name is available to form a Delaware company.

The Delaware business name search database determines if a business name is available for use in forming a Delaware company.

Harvard Business Services, Inc. has a direct, online connection to the Delaware Division of Corporations, which allows us to quickly and seamlessly determine the availability of a name for use in forming a Delaware LLC, corporation, or other entity.

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Disclaimer: The same name cannot be used for two entities in the State of Delaware. This Free Name Check feature shows whether a name is already in use in Delaware, and therefore is not available for use by a newly-formed entity. This feature does not show whether an existing entity is in good standing, its franchise tax payment history, or any other information. Certain limited information about an existing Delaware-formed entity can be found here, at the State Of Delaware Entity Search.

Note also that the database does not show companies in "void" status, as void companies lose their name exclusivity rights while out of good standing.

Delaware Company Name Search - Frequently Asked Questions

How does a Delaware Company Name Search work?

When you enter your desired company name, Harvard Business Services will check the name against the State of Delaware database and promptly contact you indicating whether the name is available. If so, we invite you to form your Delaware company. If the name is unavailable, you can simply try another name. Note that this search only shows whether a name is in use for purposes of naming your Delaware entity. It does not show whether the name is in use in other states or whether it is trademarked.

Do I have to pay to do a Delaware company name search?

No, you can use our company name search tool completely free of charge. Feel free to do as many free business name searches as necessary to find a name that is both available and resonates with your business.

Does a Delaware Company Name Search reserve the name for me?

No, performing the Delaware Company name search will only check the name’s availability. It will not reserve an available name. The simplest way to reserve the name so that no one else can claim it is to just form a Delaware LLC or form a Delaware Corporation using that name.  However, if necessary, we can help reserve a company name for you, which lasts up to 120 days.

If Harvard Business Services says a name is unavailable, should I try a Delaware Company Search on another site?

All companies that offer a Delaware company name search will verify a name’s availability against the State of Delaware database. Therefore, you only have to check with us. We perform the name check for free and can help guide you through the next steps of forming your Delaware LLC or Corporation.

Does my company name have to include a suffix like LLC or Inc?

When you actually form an LLC, the letters LLC or L.L.C. or the full words Limited Liability Company must be included in the business name. Likewise, a corporation being formed must include the appropriate suffix to indicate its business type. However, when you perform your Delaware company name search, you only need to include the company name you want without the suffix.

Additional information on required corporate endings and prohibited terms for entities.