Texas Registered Agent Services

CorpNet can act as your Texas registered agent or statutory agent ensuring your business stays compliant with any service of process, legal notices, or official mailings.

Our registered agent services are fast, affordable, guaranteed, and just $149 per year.

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Why You Need to Appoint a Registered Agent in Texas

When a Texas business is formed, the company must designate a registered agent (or statutory agent) and office within the formation documents for a For-Profit Corporation, Professional Corporation, Nonprofit Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC), Limited Partnership (LP), or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). Series Limited Liability Company (SLLC), Professional Association, Out-of-State Financial Institution, Business Trust/Real Estate Investment Trust, or Unincorporated Nonprofit Association.

Appointing a registered agent is legally required under Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC), Chapter 5, Subchapter E.

Failure to appoint and maintain a commercial registered agent could result in default judgments (in the case of a lawsuit), fines, and penalties. You might also risk having your business suspended or terminated in the state of Texas.

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What Does a Registered Agent Do?

A registered agent is an individual or business that is appointed by the company to receive and sign for any legal service of process documents, notices, or demands served upon the company.

Some examples of the documentation include:

  • Official federal and state correspondence
  • Subpoenas for information
  • Tax notices
  • Lawsuit notifications
  • Summonses to appear in court
  • Wage garnishment notices
  • Corporate filing notifications

What Texas Business Entities Require a Registered Agent?

The following domestic and foreign businesses require a resident agent in Texas:

  • For-Profit Corporation
  • Professional Corporation
  • Nonprofit Corporation
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC)
  • Limited Partnership (LP)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Series Limited Liability Company (SLLC)
  • Professional Association
  • Out-of-State Financial Institution
  • Business Trust/Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Unincorporated Nonprofit Association

Who Qualifies as a Registered Agent in Texas?

To serve as a resident agent or office, you must meet the following requirements:

  • An individual resident of Texas who may be served any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served on the entity
  • An organization other than the organization to be represented that is registered or authorized to do business in Texas and who has an employee available at the registered office during normal business hours to receive service of process, notice, or demand
  • While an organization’s officer, owner, or employee may serve as an entity’s registered agent, an entity may not serve as its own registered agent
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Why a Commercial Registered Agent is Your Best Option

A commercial registered agent has filed a special listing statement with a state’s agency responsible for business registrations and compliance. Information that a commercial registered agent provides on the list includes its company name, entity type, and address to which service of process should be sent.

Commercial registered agents often maintain a physical address in multiple states and work with many business entities. Commercial agents like CorpNet also will notify businesses of upcoming state filings and legal notices and they can prepare and submit compliance filings on your behalf.

There are many advantages to working with a commercial registered agent. From convenience and privacy to easy online document access, a commercial registered agent offers peace of mind.

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For many years, and through several different companies, CorpNet has been there for me. I have used their LLC formation and dissolution services…and then their formation service again, and then once again. I have also taken advantage of their services for annual report filing as well as registered agent monitoring and notification. I honestly don’t know what I’d do if left to my own devices with these matters.

What really makes CorpNet stand out, in my opinion, is the level of service, the consistency of the experience, and the price. You speak to live humans whenever you want (during business hours, of course). And beyond that, these are live humans that actually get to know you. State fees aside, the fees for CorpNet services are so nominal. And you just can’t put a price on doing the best you can for your small business. You and your company provide endless examples of how to rock a small business on every level.

FAQs About Texas Registered Agent Services

Does Texas require a registered agent?

Yes. The majority of businesses within the state of Texas must appoint a registered agent (or statutory agent) and office.

What government entity manages registered agents in Texas?

Texas Secretary of State
Business & Commercial Section
1019 Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 463-5555
Website: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/index.shtml

What forms are used to appoint or change a registered or statutory agent in Texas?

  • Certificate of Formation for a For-Profit Corporation (Form 201)
  • Certificate of Formation for a Nonprofit Corporation (Form 202)
  • Certificate of Formation for a Professional Corporation (Form 203)
  • Certificate of Formation for a Professional Association (Form 204)
  • Certificate of Formation for a Limited Liability Company (Form 205)
  • Certificate of Formation for a Professional Limited Liability Company (Form 206)
  • Certificate of Formation for a Limited Partnership (Form 207)
  • For-Profit Corporation Application for Registration (Form 301)
  • Nonprofit Corporation Application for Registration (Form 302)
  • Professional Corporation Application for Registration (Form 303)
  • Limited Liability Company Application for Registration (Form 304)
  • Professional Limited Liability Company Application for Registration (Form 305)
  • Limited Partnership Application for Registration (Form 306)
  • Limited Liability Partnership Application for Registration (Form 307)
  • Out-of-State Financial Institution Application for Registration (Form 309)
  • Professional Association Application for Registration (Form 311)
  • Business Trust/Real Estate Investment Trust or Other Foreign Entity Application for Registration (Form 312)
  • Series Limited Liability Company Application for Registration (Form 313)
  • Appointment of Statutory Agent (Form 706)
  • Amendment of Appointment of Statutory Agent (Form 707)
  • Resignation of Appointed Statutory Agent (Form 708)
  • Cancellation of Appointment of Statutory Agent (Form 709)
  • Amendment to Registration (Form 406)
  • Amendment to Registration – Foreign Limited Liability (Form 407)
  • Statement of Change of Address by a Registered Agent (Form 408)
  • Amended Registration – Out-of-state Financial Institution (Form 411)
  • Amended Registration – Foreign Limited Partnership (Form 412
  • Change of Registered Agent/Office (Form 401)
  • Acceptance of Appointment and Consent to Serve as Registered Agent (Form 401-A)
  • Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent (Form 402)

How much does a registered agent cost?

There is a wide range of pricing for registered agents. Some service providers offer super low rates, however, this comes with limited services, hidden costs, and they do not offer important things your business needs like compliance monitoring, online customer portals, live customer service, or a money-back guarantee.

While at face value, a low-priced registered agent may seem like a sweet deal, things can turn sour quickly. So rather than looking only at the price low-cost providers flash prominently on their websites, dig deeper into what you’ll be getting and what you’re not getting.

How do I change my existing registered agent?

Resident Agent changes must be made by filing one of the above change forms with the Texas Secretary of State.

If you hire a commercial registered agent, they can process the paperwork for you. Request CorpNet to change your registered agent for you.

Can my registered agent manage my annual report?

Yes! When you appoint a commercial registered agent you can receive a wide range of business compliance assistance. CorpNet handles online filings for a wide range of requirements at the state, federal, and local levels:

  • File Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Organization
  • File a foreign qualification
  • File a DBA (Doing Business As)
  • File initial reports and annual reports
  • Request an S Corporation election
  • Request EINs (Federal Tax ID Numbers)
  • Register for business licenses
  • Register for sales and use tax permits
  • Register for payroll taxes

Are discounts available for multiple businesses or states?

CorpNet offers nationwide registered agent services supporting multi-state, multi-company, and bulk registrations. Our full coverage across the United States is enhanced by a single point of contact that offers volume discounts for multiple entities, states, or years of service. Learn more about CorpNet’s bulk registered agent discounts.

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