Education about Tennessee Certified Copies
What are Tennessee certified copies?
Tennessee certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services issues certified copies with an endorsement, stamp, or certificate. Certified copies are sometimes required to secure a bank loan, apply for a certificate of authority, and obtain business licenses.
What documents can be certified?
You can typically have most corporate filings certified, including:
- Articles of formation
- Articles of amendment
- Certificate of authority
- Annual filings, such as annual reports
- Fictitious name or DBA registration
- Dissolution and withdrawals
Where can I obtain Tennessee certified copies?
Only the Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services can issue Tennessee certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Snodgrass Tower, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Name Search: https://tnbear.tn.gov/ECommerce/FilingSearch.aspx
Online Filing: https://tnbear.tn.gov/ecommerce/default.aspx