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How to form a Tennessee LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Organizing a Tennessee LLC or PLLC

To register a Tennessee LLC, you submit the completed Articles of Organization to the Tennessee Secretary of State, Business Services Division. File the articles by mail, in person or online. The filing fee is $50 per member with a $300 minimum and $3000 maximum fee. Tennessee will process filed documents in no more than a week if paper form is filed. Online filings are processed in two days.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Tennessee

Register your foreign LLC to do business in Tennessee by filing the Application for a Certificate of Authority to the Tennessee Secretary of State by mail or in person. File the application with the $750 filing fee. Include a certificate of good standing from the formation state that is less than 60 days old.

Tennessee Secretary of State

Secretary of State
Attn: Corporate Filing
Snodgrass Tower, 6th Floor
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243

Telephone: 615-741-2286


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Tennessee LLC Statute: Tennessee Amended Code Ann., §§ 48-286 et seq.

Filing Fees for Tennessee LLC and PLLC: $300 minimum (Foreign and Domestic)

Other Tennessee LLC Forms and Fees

Statement Change of Registered Office or Registered Agent: $10
Articles of Amendment: $20
Notice of Dissolution: $20
Application for Reinstatement: $70
Annual Report: $300 min, $3000 max

Available LLC Formation Services in Tennessee

LLC Center Publications recommends Northwest Registered Agent LLC to form your Tennessee Limited Liability Company.