About Business Services

The Division of Business Services is where a variety of documents required for starting and maintaining business operations in Tennessee are filed. Business Services also handles filings for:

  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Motor Vehicle Temporary Liens
  • Trademarks
  • Apostille and Authentication Services

The Business Services Division assists approximately 9,500 persons monthly, processing on average 46,875 documents per month.

Additionally, Business Services maintains certain business information on its searchable databases. Some of this information includes: business name, principal office address, registered agent, and business status. Its databases are most often used by businesses, citizens and the law enforcement community. Additional databases are available for

  • Business Information
  • Search Business
  • Name Availability
  • Motor Vehicle Temporary Liens
  • Notary Commissions
  • Nonresident Fiduciaries
  • Summons/Service of Process
  • Trademarks
  • Uniform Commercial Code

Documents may be filed by mail, in person, and others are available to be filed online.