Certificate of Existence

Who Can File Here

  • Anyone can request a Certificate of Existence.
  • A Certificate can be requested for any business entity registered with the Secretary of State in Tennessee except for General Partnerships, Reserved Names and Registered Names.

What You Can Do Here

Instructions for Submission

  • Enter the Secretary of State Control Number of the business entity.
  • Validate that the correct entity has been identified.
  • Enter your name and address as the certificate requestor.
  • Provide online credit/debit card payment.
  • Download and print your Certificate of Existence in PDF format.
  • For assistance with your Certificate of Existence please contact Business Services at (615) 741-6488 or TNSOS.CERT@tn.gov.
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What You'll Need to Request a Certificate

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