Tennessee Registered Agent
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Tennessee state law requires that all business entities appoint and maintain a registered agent within the state. Tennessee Registered Agent LLC is a legitimate commercial registered agent. Our registered office is located in Knoxville. We accept service of process on behalf of our clients, as well as other legal correspondence and state notifications (such as annual report reminders).
When you hire Tennessee Registered Agent LLC, you’ll get instant access to your online account, complete with the Tennessee business forms you need. We provide straightforward filing tips and how-to guides to help you understand exactly what needs to be done. And if you still have questions, our friendly, knowledgeable staff is on-hand and ready to take your call.
Why Am I Required to Have a Tennessee Registered Agent?
Tennessee state statutes (Tenn. Code Ann. § 48-15-101) require business entities to continuously maintain a registered agent and registered office within the state of Tennessee.
The law is designed to ensure that the public and government agencies/officials can reliably contact all businesses registered in Tennessee, especially when legal action is taken against a company. If your company is sued, service of process (notification of a lawsuit) will be delivered to your registered agent.
What Does a Tennessee Registered Agent Do?
- Maintain a registered office (physical street address) within the state
- Keep regular business hours throughout the year
- Accept and sign for service of process on behalf of clients
- Accept and sign for legal correspondence on behalf of clients
- Monitor Secretary of State compliance requirements
- Send all documents to clients in a timely manner
Change Tennessee Registered Agent
Option #1: Submit Change of Agent Form
This form can be filed online at the Secretary of State’s website. It can also be mailed to the Secretary of State’s office.
There is a $20 filing fee for both LLCs and Corporations.
Option #2: Update Annual Report
You can make a change to your Tennessee registered agent when you file your annual report. The Tennessee Secretary of State website allows you to file your annual report online.
There is a $20 fee for changing agents, in addition to the annual report fee itself.
Option #3: Amend Corporate Charter or Articles of Organization
You can submit an amendment to the Secretary of State that changes your registered agent. There are separate forms for Tennessee LLC amendments (SS-4247) and Tennessee Corporation amendments (SS-4421). You must mail these forms.
There is a $20 fee to file an amendment.
Note: There is a convenience fee charged for online transactions. The fee is $2.25 for Corporations and $8.25 for LLCs.
How Do I File My Formation Documents?
Option #1: E-File
The Tennessee Secretary of State offers an online portal so you can file your formation documents online. This is the fastest and most efficient way to file your documents.
Formation Filing Fee:
- $100 for Corporations
- $50 per initial member for LLCs ($300 minimum and $3000 maximum)
There is a convenience fee for online filing: $8.25 for LLCs and $4.25 for Corporations.
Option #2: Print and Mail
The filing fees are the same as above, minus the convenience fee. You can pay with Check, Cashier’s Check or Money Order. Do not send Cash through the mail.
Option #3: Walk-In
You can also print your forms and bring them directly to the Secretary of State’s office. If you do so, you can pay in Cash (or any other form).
Forms can be mailed or delivered to:
Tennessee Secretary of State
ATTN: Corporate Filing
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Snodgrass Tower, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1102
Thank You for Your Business
We are not an international corporate giant. We prefer to keep our client list manageable and focus on providing excellent customer service.
When you sign up with us, you’ll never be just another number.
We know you don’t want to spend your time filing forms and dealing with business compliance. Our goal is to make your life easier by making the filing and business maintenance part of your company fast, efficient and simple.