Tuesday, November 28, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m. central standard time, the TN-BEAR system will be down for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Business Services Online

As of November 19, 2017 we have processed all corporate filings received in our office through November 18, 2017 and all annual reports received in our office through November 18, 2017.

Form or Register a new Business
File documents to form or register a new business with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
Find and Update a Business Record
Search for a business by business name or Secretary of State control number in order to file annual reports and other amendments or to view the business detail.
Request a Certificate of Existence
Request, pay for, receive, and/or verify a Certificate of Existence online.
File an Annual Report
File or prepare an Annual Report for a business entity registered in the State of Tennessee.
Search Business Name Availability
Search the business services database to determine if a business name is available.
Download the Business Entity Database
Download the Tennessee Business Services business entity database.