In the state of Tennessee, it is possible for a business filer to reserve their entity’s name prior to registration to ensure that it will remain available until they are prepared to officially file. The below tutorial will provide all requisite forms for each entity type and describe the contents therein to ensure that there is no confusion should you decide to commit to such a filing. Name reservations in this state will cost the applicant $20 and, if accepted, will guarantee the rights to the entity name for a period of no more than four (4) months. Prior to reservation, it is wise to first ensure that the name your planning on applying with is indeed available for use.

How to Reserve a Corporate Name

Step 1- You will first be required to download the Application for Reservation of a Corporate Name.

Step 2- The document will ask for the following information:

  • Name to be reserved
  • Whether corporation is non-profit or profit
  • Name and address of the applicant
  • Date of execution
  • Signature of applicant, person’s name and the signer’s capacity

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Step 3- When completed you must attach to the form, a check made out to the Secretary of State for the amount of $20. Send both the form and the fee to the below address to be reviewed.

Corporate Filings

312 Rosa L. Parks Ave. 6th Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tower

Nashville, TN 37243

How to Reserve a LLC Name

Step 1- You may reserve a LLC name by downloading the Application for Reservation of Limited Liability Company Name.

Step 2- When opened in your PDF reader, you will be able to supply the following information:

  • Name to be reserved
  • Name and address of the applicant
  • Date of execution
  • Signature of applicant, person’s name and the signer’s capacity

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Step 3- Send the completed document along with the filing fee of $20 (in the form of a check made payable to the Secretary of State) to the below address.

Corporate Filings

312 Rosa L. Parks Ave. 6th Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tower

Nashville, TN 37243

How to Reserve a LP Name

Step 1- Reservation of a limited partnership name can be accomplished when this form is downloaded.

Step 2- You will need to supply this information into the provided fields:

  • Name to be reserved
  • Name and address of the applicant
  • Date of execution
  • Signature of applicant, person’s name and the signer’s capacity

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Step 3- Send the filing forms to the below address to complete your name reservation filing. With them, you will be required to supply the filing fee of $20 in the form of a check made out to the Secretary of State.

Corporate Filings

312 Rosa L. Parks Ave. 6th Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tower

Nashville, TN 37243

How to Reserve a LLP Name

Step 1- First, download the Application for Reservation of Limited Liability Partnership Name.

Step 2- You will need to supply this information into the empty fields:

  • Name to be reserved
  • Name and address of the applicant
  • Date of execution
  • Signature of applicant, person’s name and the signer’s capacity

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Step 3- Send the completed form and the filing fee of $20 to the below address to complete your end of the filing process.

Corporate Filings

312 Rosa L. Parks Ave. 6th Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tower

Nashville, TN 37243

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