How to Request Articles of Incorporation from the Tennessee Secretary of State Website | Scribe

    How to Request Articles of Incorporation from the Tennessee Secretary of State Website

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      Navigate to [https://tnbear.tn.gov/Ecommerce/FilingSearch.aspx](https://tnbear.tn.gov/Ecommerce/FilingSearch.aspx)
      Select "Contains" as your search option
      Insert your organization's legal entity name into the "Search Name" field
      Click the box next to "I'm not a robot" for the captcha
      Click "Search"
      Click on the "Control #" for your organization's entity listing
      Note your organization's exact legal entity name
      Note your organization's Control Number
      Click "History"
      Note the "Image #" for your "Initial Filing"
      As well, if your organization's current name is different than the one listed on your Articles of Incorporation (e.g., Initial Filing) you'll also need to note the "Image #" any Articles of Amendment or DBA/Fictious Name documentation showing the connection between your original and your current entity name
      Use this information to send an email like this to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]): "To whom it may concern, My name is {{INSERT NAME}}, and I am the {{INSERT JOB TITLE}} for {{INSERT ORGANIZATION'S LEGAL ENTITY NAME}} ({{INSERT BUSINESS CONTROL #}}). I am reaching out because our organization is enrolling in Apple's developer program to publish an app, and they have requested that we provide them our Articles of Incorporation and any subsequent Articles of Amendment/DBA documentation. Could you please send me electronic and/or physical copies of these documents so that we may move forward with our enrollment in Apple's developer program? According to your website, the image number(s) for this/these documents is/are: {{INSERT DOCUMENT IMAGE #(S)}} Let me know if you require anything else in order to send me these documents. Thank you, {{INSERT NAME}}"
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