Texas Registered Agent
A local Texas registered agent is required when forming a business in Texas.
What is a Texas registered agent?
A Texas registered agent is an individual or an organization registered or authorized to do business in Texas. The Texas Company must name a registered agent and the address of its registered office on their initial state paperwork. A Texas registered agents must have a physical location in Texas and be present at that address during normal business hours. When a business is involved in a legal proceeding, a process server will deliver the court papers to that company’s Texas resident agent’s address. Often, sending the legal documents by certified mail to the Texas registered agent at the registered office address is legal proof that you have been served. Be sure your Texas registered agent is dependable and trustworthy.
It is the obligation of a Texas registered agent to have an individual available at the registered office address during normal business hours, for the purpose of receiving, accepting and forwarding to the entity any notice, process or demand that is served on the registered agent.
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What types of businesses are required to have Texas registered agents?
According to Texas Business Code, every domestic or foreign filing entity is required to maintain a registered agent and office in Texas. The list of filing entities is; domestic and foreign corporations, professional corporations, nonprofit corporations, domestic and foreign LLCs, plus all LPs and LLPs.
How do we handle items we receive as your Texas resident agent?
As soon as received, we scan all legal notices, annual report notices, or other official documents, into your online account locally in Texas. We send you an immediate email message that you have an important document in your online account.
For no extra charge, we keep track of your annual report due date, called the Texas Franchise Tax Report, and send you email reminders to help you remain in good standing with Texas Secretary of State.
How do you change your registered agent in Texas?
File a completed Form 401, Change of Registered Agent/Office by mail, fax, in person or online at SOSDirect. Changing a registered agent online requires you to first set up an account with SOSDirect. When filing by mail or in person, submit Form 401 in duplicate. When fax filing, include Form 807, Payment Form with your credit card information. The filing fee is $15 to the Texas Secretary of State. Allow about a week for your change of agent to be processed, or a couple days if filed online at SOSDirect.
Benefits of hiring Resident Agent LLC as your Texas registered agent service provider:
- Texas Franchise Tax Report reminders
- Access to library of forms to file in Texas
- Texas registered agent service immediately
You can order online for Texas registered agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.