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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.
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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.
Graphic that says "The TN Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research"
Tennessee's Economy Hits Major Milestone with Five Years of Consecutive Growth
Tennessee's economy has consistently grown for five straight years, according to a report released Thursday by the Secretary of State's office. There were 8,898 new entity filings in the third quarter, which represents a 7.3 percent increase over the third quarter of 2015. This marks the 20th consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth.
Form that says "2016 - Annual Records Solicitation Form. Shareholders, Directors and Officers"
Businesses Warned to Read Solicitations Closely
A familiar problem is popping up again across the Volunteer State. Many businesses are reporting receiving a solicitation letter from an entity calling itself the Tennessee Council for Corporations, a private, out of state company that offers—for a fee—to file business documents on an entity's behalf with the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Division of Business Services.
Graphic that says The TN Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, The University of Tennessee Knoxville Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research
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.