Is there a county website or something I can use to look up who owns a business?

Question by So Devine: Is there a county website or something I can use to look up who owns a business?
Well, or basically anything online to look up the owner of a business?

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Answer by imisidro
Some counties offer online databases so you can check if the name you want has already been taken or is still available

Fairfax County in Virginia, for example has a Trade Name index that can be found in their Courts Automated Recording System (CARS) via the Court Public Access Network (CPAN) for names already recorded. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/courts/circuit/cpan.htm

Check the website of the county you are interested in and find out if they the information online

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