Business Research Tools

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Ohio Business Name Search
Search for businesses registered or incorporated in Ohio, using business name, agent name, or previous business name.
Reference Solutions   (formerly known as “Reference USA”)  Search
Search by company name or city. Results include current officers, address, and other corporate information. You'd go to, open the "Services" navigation tab directly under the logo. Then, you would click on "Research Databases" to find Reference Solutions in the Business section.
Ohio UCC Filing Search
Identify debtor and secured party (individual or organization) through name search.
Ohio Certificate of Good Standing
Validate a certificate of good standing and certificate of full force and credit issued by the State of Ohio.
More business tools for Kentucky and Indiana

Public Records

BRB Publications
BRB lists Internet-accessible resources by county or municipality. All resources are off-site.
Search Systems
This site lists types of resources - licenses, libraries, tax refunds, etc. - and indicates whether a free resource is available or not. All resources are off-site.


Ohio State Licensing Information
State agencies license a variety of professions, from accounting and architects to security guards and teachers.


EDGAR Filing Search
This is the SEC's official company search for filings.
EDGAR Filing and Forms Info
All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.