Corporations - Other Data Services
The Division of Corporate and Consumer Services at the Department of Financial Institutions is the office of record for domestic and foreign business and nonprofit corporations, cooperatives, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships. We are not, however, a registry for businesses in the state of Wisconsin. The scores of sole proprietors and general partnerships operating businesses in the state are not necessarily registered with any governmental agency in Wisconsin.
That being said, we do offer certain elements of our database information on an incidental, weekly or monthly basis for purchase on compact disk. The file is a fixed-length ASCII file (382,000+KB) of all records (895,000+) on our database and costs $40 per copy. Information provided includes:
- Legal Name
- Date of Incorporation/Organization/Registration/Qualification
- Record Type (foreign or domestic corporation, LLC, LP, etc)
- Name and Office Address of Registered Agent of record
- Current status (INC-Incorporated; DLQ-delinquent; DIS-Dissolved, etc)
- Numeric indicator for most-recent annual report filing
We do not have entity "owners" on record with our department. Officers/directors of corporations are provided to us on the annual report, but that information is not maintained in our database. Members of LLCs are not on record with our department. Our database is updated in real time for some filing types, otherwise with a one-day delay.
Subscribers to this file pay a minimum of six months in advance for weekly and/or monthly copies. Incidental copies may be ordered by letter request with pre-payment of $40.
If you have questions, please call us at 608-261-7577 or send e-mail to DFICorporations@Wisconsin.gov.