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Before forming an LLC in Tennessee, a unique business name has to be found.  See how to find if the LLC name you want is available to register. 

Being the chartering agent for corporations and business entities, the Secretary of State of Tennessee also maintains a business corporation register which holds records of every corporate entity that are incorporated in the state. All the filing and authorization details of the entities headquartered in the state are stored in the same registry for reference. The registry acts as the recorder for the following types of entities that are registered with the Tennessee SOS.

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited companies
  • Limited partnership
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Foreign Entities

You are at the right place if you are looking for registered LLC names in Tennessee. Before forming a Limited Liability Company a name has to be chosen.  This name has to be unique and no other registered entities can be using it.  Read more to find out how to search for available names.

Step 1 – Visit the Tennessee Secretary of State website to go to the search page for finding registered business entities in the state. The search page looks something like the screenshot below.

To find out if the name of the LLC you want to use is available, enter your name in the “Search Name” field.

Step 2 – In this example we will search to see if the name “Muscle Men Movers” is available. The result shows in the screenshot below.

The name Muscle Men Movers is actively in use with another business. With this result we are able to see more information of the entity and the owners. Some information includes:

  • Entity Name
  • Status (Active Good Standing, Inactive Dissolved, etc)
  • State of Formation
  • Duration
  • Principal Office Address
  • Tennessee Registered Agent Information

Secretary of State Contact Information

Tennessee Secretary of State
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Snodgrass Tower, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243