What types of business entities file documents with the Secretary of State?

  • Corporations*
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s)*
  • Limited Partnerships (LP’s)*
  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP’s)*
  • General Partnerships+ 

*All of the above business entities file formation documents.

+Filings by general partnerships are not for the purpose of forming or maintaining a general partnership in Tennessee. Document filing is for the purpose of providing public notice of basic information about a general partnership, such as the agency authority of its partners, and such filings are optional and voluntary.