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Search by business name or Secretary of State Control Number in order to file annual reports and other amendments or to view the business detail.
File or prepare an Annual Report for a business entity registered in the State of Tennessee.
File documents to form or register a new business with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
Form or register a new business entity, find and update business records, request a certificate of existence, or file an annual report.
Request, pay for, receive, and/or verify a Certificate of Existence online.
Online file UCC financing statements and access the UCC database.
List of Workers' Compensation Exemption Online Processes.
Tennessee's Economy Continues to Thrive in 2016
An economic report released by the Secretary of State’s office Tuesday shows Tennessee’s economy continues to grow in 2016 with no signs of stopping any time soon.
Business Services Launches Annual Report How-To Videos
The Division of Business Services now has videos to demonstrate how to file annual reports ahead of the busy April filing deadline. For companies that operate on a fiscal calendar ending December 31, April 1 is the deadline to file an annual report.
Tennessee's Economy Just Keeps Growing
Strong numbers of new business filings suggest Tennessee’s economy is healthy and should continue the growth it’s experienced for 17 consecutive quarters, according to an economic report released Wednesday.
For Profit Benefit Corporation Formations Now Available
Tennessee businesses can now form for profit benefit corporations with the Division of Business Services. This new entity type is part of the For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act that went into effect January 1, 2016.