Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation


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Contact Information

Physical address:
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
920 Colorado
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 463-6599
Fax: (512) 463-9468

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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Texas Professional Employer Organization License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Law:

16 TX Admin Code 72.21

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Bond Requirements:

Any deficiencies in the working capital requirement may be satisfied through guarantees, letters of credit, a surety bond or other security acceptable to TDLR, provided they are accompanied by the company’s audited financial statement.

Notes:

Peo Rules

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes
Fact Checked:6/10/21

Initial Registration

Form:

PEO001 Professional Employer Organization Application - New License

Agency Fee:

$300 for employers with 249 or fewer Texas employees, $450 for employers with 250-749 Texas employees, and $700 for employers with 750 or more Texas employees.

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of a document from the Texas Secretary of State that recognizes the business entity.
    • This document must be issued in exactly the same business name as the applicant for this license and can be in the form of a Certificate of Authority or Certificate of Incorporation.
  • Most recently audited financial statement.
    • The audited financial statement must be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, be audited by an independent certified public accountant, and be without qualification as to the going concern status of the applicant.
  • If a corporation has a controlling interest in the company applying for this license, submit PEO005 Professional Employer Organization Controlling Corporation Corporate Information Form
  • If the business offer workers’ compensation insurance to its employees in Texas, a Certificate of Insurance must be submitted.
  • List of all types of insurance coverage offered to covered employees in Texas. Insurers must be authorized by the Texas Department of Insurance.
  • Certificate of Good Standing from the state of Texas
  • Proof of positive working capital
    • $50,000 working capital if the applicant employs fewer than 250 covered employees.
    • $75,000 working capital if the applicant employs at least 250 but not more than 750 covered employees.
    • $100,000 working capital if the applicant employs more than 750 covered employees.
  • For each Controlling Person
Fact Checked:6/10/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal forms are sent by mail.

Agency Fee:

$300 for employers with 249 or fewer Texas employees, $450 for employers with 250-749 Texas employees, and $700 for employers with 750 or more Texas employees.

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
Fact Checked:6/10/21

Texas Professional Employer Organization Limited License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Law:

16 TX Admin Code 72.22

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:
  • $50,000 working capital if the applicant employs fewer than 250 covered employees.
  • $75,000 working capital if the applicant employs at least 250 but not more than 750 covered employees.
  • $100,000 working capital if the applicant employs more than 750 covered employees.
Bond Requirements:

Any deficiencies in the working capital requirement may be satisfied through guarantees, letters of credit, a surety bond or other security acceptable to TDLR, provided they are accompanied by the company’s audited financial statement.

Notes:

To qualify for a limited license, a person at all times must:

  1. Employ less than 50 covered employees in this state at any one time;
  2. Not provide covered employees to clients that are based or domiciled in the state;
  3. Not maintain an office in this state; and
  4. Not solicit clients located or domiciled in this state.
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes
Fact Checked:6/10/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Employer Organization Limited License Application

Agency Fee:

$300

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of a document from the Texas Secretary of State that recognizes the business entity. This document must be issued in exactly the
    same business name as the applicant for this license and can be in the form of a Certificate of Authority or Certificate of Incorporation.
  • Most recently audited financial statement. The audited financial statement must be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, be audited by an independent certified public accountant, and be without qualification as to the going concern status of the applicant.
  • PEO003 Professional Employer Organization Controlling Person Personal Information Form for each controlling person
  • If a corporation has a controlling interest in the company applying for this license, also submit PEO005 Professional Employer Organization Controlling Corporation Corporate Information Form
  • If the business offer workers’ compensation insurance to its employees in Texas, a Certificate of Insurance must be submitted.
  • List all types of insurance coverage offered to covered employees in Texas. Insurers must be authorized by the Texas Department of Insurance.
Fact Checked:6/10/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal forms are sent by mail.

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
Fact Checked:6/10/21

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