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Tennessee Secretary of State Business Entity Search

The Tennessee Secretary of State Business Information Search allows users to search for both active and inactive businesses in the state. By entering a Search Name or a Control Number and selecting the Search button users can find exact or related entities to the information searched. If the user is anticipating registering for an LLC in the near future, the search tool can also be used as a name availability tool by entering the user’s planned entity name. If the name does not appear in the search results, the user can apply for an LLC using that name.

How to Search

Step 1 – To begin the searching process, head to This Webpage. At the page, enter one of two search parameters (Search Name or Control #). Then enter the Image Text into the corresponding text box. If the user wishes to only search for Active Entities, check the box below the Control Number text box. Once all desired options have been selected, the user can select the white Search button.

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Step 2 – Any matching entities will appear in a list. To select an entity, click it’s Control #.

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Step 3 – Information will now be displayed on the selected company. At the bottom of the page the user has the option to view History information as well as view Registered Agent information.

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