Step 1 – Go to the Tennessee Secretary of State.
Step 2 – Use the link in Step 1 to search for a corporation by Name or Control Number. If looking up by name, be sure to use as many descriptive keywords as possible in order to narrow the results as much as you can.
Step 3 – When you are brought to the listings page, you will be able to view all matching results your terms entered. The Secretary of State lets you view the entity’s: Control Number, Type, Name, Name Type, Status, and Filing Date.
Click on the Control Number to view the information page.
Step 4 – Now you are able to see all the data on file about the corporation including it’s: Incorporation State, Duration, Principal Office Address, Filing Date, Effective Date, Annual Report Due Date, Inactive Date (if exists), Number of Shares, Viewable Previous Filings, and the Registered Agent Name and Address.
Reserve a Corporate Name
Follow the steps below to reserve a name for one hundred and twenty (120) days.
Step 1 – Download and complete the Name Application.
Step 2 – Attach the $20 filing fee and send to:
312 Eighth Avenue North
6th Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tower
Nashville, TN 37243