Business Entity Filings

This aspect of Business Services involves filing and maintaining corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, and general partnership documents that are authorized by law to be filed with the Secretary of State; information about and certification of business documents on file; certificates of existence, authority and registration.

Use the links below to find  forms and information on specific business entities.

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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.
File documents to form or register a new business with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
File or prepare an Annual Report for a business entity registered in the State of Tennessee.

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.
This video demonstrates how to use the Business Information Search tool from 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.