File a Tennessee Reinstatement

As a business owner, you have the responsibility to ensure that your company complies with all its obligations with the state. Noncompliance can lead to bad standing.

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Why Do You Need A Tennessee Reinstatement For Your LLC Or Corporation?

When a company is in bad standing with the state, it can lose the benefits available to its business entity type and may even end up being administratively dissolved. In such cases, Tennessee reinstatement is the only process that can settle all the related issues and bring the company back to good standing.

What Is Needed To File For Reinstatement?

The steps that an administratively dissolved company has to take vary depending on state laws. Generally, it involves the filing of formal paperwork and paying fees.

In Tennessee, there are various methods of filing. You can file online by completing the reinstatement form on and paying the filing fee using a credit or debit card. There is a convenience fee for this type of filing.

You may also choose to print and mail the form. Visit and complete the reinstatement form using the online tool. Once you are done, you can print the document and mail it to the Secretary of State. Include the filing fee. Send them to the following address:

6th Floor Snodgrass Tower

ATTN: Corporate Filing

312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.,

Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Another option is to get a reinstatement form by emailing or calling (615) 741-2286. Submit the completed form to the Secretary of State.

Walk-in submission is also possible. You can get a reinstatement form in person by visiting the Secretary of State’s office.

LLC – Administratively dissolved Tennessee LLCs should file an Application for Reinstatement Following Administrative Dissolution/Revocation (LLC) with the Business Services Division of the Secretary of State. Additionally, you need to attach any delinquent annual report and settle the corresponding fees.

Corporation – As for corporations, you have to file a completed Application for Reinstatement Following Administrative Dissolution/Revocation form with the Business Services Division. You should submit past-due annual report fees and payments as well.

The Business Services Division will also ask for tax clearance verification from the Department of Revenue. If they do not get one, they will reject your filing. You can get the clearance by contacting the Department of Revenue at (615) 253-0700.

How Much Will It Cost To Reinstate?

LLC – The filing fee for reinstating an administratively dissolved LLC in Tennessee is $70. You should also attach all past-due reports. For LLCs, the minimum cost of an annual report is $300. However, if you have more than 6 members, your LLC needs to pay $50 for every additional member. For example, if you have 10 members, then your annual report filing fee will be $500.

Corporation – The Tennessee reinstatement filing fee is $70. You also need to submit all past-due annual reports, which cost $20 each.


How Long Will This Process Take?

The normal processing time for mailed reinstatement filings is 3-5 business days. If you file in person, they will process it while you wait. If you have unpaid taxes, you may have to wait for the tax clearance first.

What Is Required On The Forms?

LLC – To be reinstated, your LLC needs to provide the following information: 

  •   LLC Name
  •   The Secretary Of State Control Number
  •   New Name, If Changing
  •   The Grounds For Administrative Dissolution
  •   Name, Capacity, And Signature Of The Person Executing The Document

Corporation – Prepare the following information to accomplish the forms:

  •   Company Name
  •   The Secretary Of State Control Number
  •   New Name, If Changing
  •   The Grounds For Administrative Dissolution
  •   Name, Capacity, And Signature Of The Person Executing The Document

What Cannot Be Changed On The Forms?

You cannot change the name or address of your registered agent, your principal office address, and the names or addresses of your company’s officials on the Tennessee reinstatement form. However, you can update these pieces of information if you have to file your most current annual report along with your reinstatement.

What If My Company’s Name Is In Use When I Need To Reinstate?

All company names in Tennessee have to be distinguishable. However, you may lose yours while you are under administrative dissolution. When that happens, you will have to use a different one. Make sure you indicate that information on the Tennessee reinstatement form.

How Can DoMyLLC Assist With Streamlining?

Getting your Tennessee company back into good standing with the state requires you to follow multiple steps. There are also various methods of filing available to you. What is most important is for you to settle all pending obligations and file the necessary paperwork.

You may need help in accomplishing those tasks. If that is the case, contact a trustworthy company like DoMyLLC. Our team of experts is here to assist you throughout the whole ordeal. We also offer custom solutions and live support.

Tennessee Reinstatement FAQS

No, you cannot change the registered agent on the reinstatement form. However, if you need to file the latest annual report, you can update that information there.

You can miss several annual report filings since there is no set period for reinstatement.

You can reinstate at any time. The state does not have a certain period for administratively dissolved companies.

Tennessee Business Resources:

Tennessee Office of Secretary of State
Phone Number:
(651) 296-2803

Tennessee Department of State
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 6th Floor
William R. Snodgrass Tower
Nashville, TN 37243-1102