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Business Services Online

If you are processing multiple annual reports, please allow at least two minutes between payment transactions to avoid errors. As of May 27, 2015 we have processed all corporate filings received in our office through May 25, 2015 and all annual reports received in our office through May 26, 2015.

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.