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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.

Business Services Videos

This video demonstrates how to file an annual report for a for profit corporation with the Tennessee Secretary of State Division of Business Services.
This video demonstrates how to file an annual report for an LLC, or Limited Liability Company, with the Tennessee Secretary of State Division of Business Services.
This video demonstrates how to file an annual report for an LLP, or Limited Liability Partnership, with the Tennessee Secretary of State Division of Business Services.
This video demonstrates how to file an annual report for a nonprofit corporation with the Tennessee Secretary of State Division of Business Services.
A familiar scam that continues to target Tennessee businesses is now in the spotlight of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Middle Tennessee.
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Tennessee's Economy Grows for 19th Consecutive Quarter
The Volunteer State’s economy is climbing into unchartered territory, reaching heights well above the peak experienced before the Great Recession, according to a report released Thursday by the Secretary of State’s office.
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Foreign Business Entities Can Now File Online
The Division of Business Services has a new online feature that allows business entities formed outside the state of Tennessee to complete an application for certificate of authority, upload a current certificate of existence from their home state and pay filing fees online using a credit or debit card.
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.