Tennessee Secretary of State – TN SOS Business Search

tennessee-secretary-of-state-logoTennessee Secretary of State Business Services Online
Address: Division of Business Services, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Snodgrass Tower, 6th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243
Telephone: 1(615)741-2286
Website: www.tnbear.tn.gov/ecommerce/
E-Mail: business.services@tn.gov

Lookup a Business Entity

Step 1 – Start

Search business entities (Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership) in Tennessee by using the database at the Secretary of State’s Website. Preform your lookup by Name or Control Number. If you choose to query by name, be sure to use as many matching terms as you can in order to narrow down the results.

*If you wish to see if a corporation name is available for use in Tennessee, Click Here.

After you have made your selection you will be brought to the Results Page (As Seen Below).

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity

tennessee-secretary-of-state-entity-results-page As you can see from the results above, the Secretary of State allows you to preview the business’s Control Number, Entity Type, Name Type, Incorporation Date, and Status. Once you have found the your listing, click on the blue text link under the Control number tab to be sent to the Information Page.

Step 3 – Retrieve Information

tennessee-secretary-of-state-entity-information-pageYou have reached the end of your search and now are able to view all the information on file with the Secretary of State about the business entity including it’s Name (including Former Names), Business Type, Status, State of Formation, Month of Fiscal Close, Incorporation Date, Term of Duration, Principal Office Address, Previously Filed Documents, and all Registered Agent Information (Name and Address).

You may be able to obtain a Certificate of Existence and if you are the officer or registered agent of the corporation you may be able to change the registered agent or mailing address.