Tennessee Entity Name Reservation

Name reservation protects the preferred name of your entity while you prepare to file formation documents with the state. Depending on entity type, reservations may be eligible for renewal if more time is needed. See the table below for more information on filing a name reservation in Tennessee.

For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Registration of Foreign LLC Name (ss-4236)

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Registration of Foreign Corporate Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Name registrations are good for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are filed.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Registration of Foreign Corporate Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Name registrations are good for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are filed.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Registration of Foreign LLC Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Name registrations are good for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are filed.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Registration of Foreign LP Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Name registrations are good for one year from the date of filing.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Corporations:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Renewal of Registration of Foreign Corporate Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Renewal of Registration of Foreign Corporate Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Renewal of Registration of Foreign LLC Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Renewal of Registration of Foreign LP Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Name registrations expire annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Corporations:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name (ss-4428)

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Corporations:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Notice of Cancellation/Transfer of Reservation of Name (ss-4406)

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Cancellation of Reserved Name (ss-4226)

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name (ss-4228)

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Transfer of Reserved Name (ss-4234)

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Cancellation of Reservation of Name (ss-4491)

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name (ss-4487)

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Reservation of Limited Partnership Name (ss-4476)

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Notice of Cancellation of Reserved Name (ss-4261)

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name (ss-4428)

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

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