Tennessee State Seal
New Law Streamlines Business Entity Address Requirements
(Published: June 30, 2014)

Legislation was passed this year to streamline the principal office address and registered agent address provisions outlined in the law relative to corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, and limited liability partnerships.

Effective July 1, every existing and new business entity that registers with the Tennessee Secretary of State's Office is required to have a deliverable street address for its principal office address as well as for the registered agent address. A post office box or other non-street address will no longer be accepted for the principal office address or for the registered agent address. However, a post office box can be used for the mailing address of record. If the U.S. Postal Service cannot deliver mail to a business entity's principal office street address, then the entity will be required to also provide a deliverable mailing address.

Please contact the Business Services Division b