Tennessee Registered Agent

A local Tennessee registered agent is required when registering to do business in Tennessee.

What is a Tennessee Registered Agent?

A Tennessee registered agent can be either another Tennessee business or an individual that you list on your corporate paperwork with the state. The Tennessee registered agent is responsible for accepting legal notices on your behalf. Tennessee registered agents must have a street address in Tennessee and be present at that location during normal business hours. Normally, a deputy or process server will personally deliver court papers to the Tennessee resident agent’s address. Occasionally lawsuit paperwork is delivered by certified mail to the Tennessee registered agent at the registered office address and that will be suitable legal proof that you have been served, despite whether or not your registered agent actually delivers the legal notice to your company.

The Tennessee registered agent’s responsibility is to be available at the address listed as the TN registered office address during regular hours of business. All official mail from the state will be sent to the Tennessee resident agent’s address.

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What business organizations are required to have a Tennessee registered agent?

All domestic and foreign corporations in Tennessee, including nonprofits and professional corporations, plus all domestic and foreign LLCs, LPs and LLPs must continually maintain a Tennessee registered agent.

What do we do with items we receive as your Tennessee resident agent?

We scan all court papers and other official documents received on your behalf and upload them into your online account locally in Tennessee. You receive an immediate email notification of any document in your Tennessee resident agent’s account.

As an additional free Tennessee resident agent service, we track your Tennessee annual report due date and send you multiple reminders with step by step instructions for filing your report in a timely manner with the Tennessee Department of State.

How do you change your registered agent in Tennessee?

Submit one completed Change of Registered Agent/Office by mail or in person. The filing fee to change your Tennessee registered agent is $20, and processing time is about one week. Tennessee furnishes separate forms for corporations and LLCs.

Benefits of hiring Resident Agent LLC as your Tennessee registered agent service provider:

You can order online for Tennessee registered agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.