Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
Corporations Section - Secretary of State
P.O. Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711

Phone: 512-475-2755

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: sosdirect@sos.state.tx.us

Notes: Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. Delivery address: Corporations SectionSecretary of State1019 BrazosAustin, Texas 78701

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Application for Registration

Agency:Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section
Form:

Form 301: For-Profit Corporation Application for Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$750

Law:

TX Bus Org Code § 9.001

Penalties:

Corporations that do business in Texas prior to foreign qualification may be subject to penalty fees of $750 for every year (or partial year) prior to foreign qualification. Penalties begin to accumulate after 90 days of doing business without registration.

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of existence required.


Assumed Name

Agency:Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section
Form:

Assumed Name Certificate

Filing Method:

Mail or fax.

Agency Fee:

$25

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing an assumed name registration is mandatory to conduct business under any other name than your personal legal name or a registered business name.

Law:

TX Statutes § 5-71

County Level Filing:

Sole-proprietorships and general partnerships file only at the county level, but other entities may need to file with both the secretary of state and the county clerk in the county where their principal office exists.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Registration of an assumed name does not offer name protection.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in Texas.

Certificate of Fact

Agency:Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15


Periodic Report

Agency:Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section
Form:

Form 802: Periodic Report of a Nonprofit Corporation

Filing Method:

Mail or fax.

Agency Fee:

$5

Due:

Once exempt from filing public information reports, the secretary may request a periodic report once every 4 years and the request will state the due date.

Law:

Tex Bo. Code Ann. § 22.357

Penalties:

$1/month late fee. Your nonprofit risks dissolution or revocation.

Notes:
  • Public information reports are due annually unless the organization has been granted exemption from the Texas Comptroller.
  • File two copies.
  • An officer, director, manager, member, partner, or agent must file.
  • Original signatures are not required.

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