Frequently Asked Questions about Registered Agent Service
Do all businesses require registered agent services in Texas?
According to Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC), Subchapter F and Subchapter F-1, Section 5.251 through to 5.306, a domestic or foreign For-profit corporations, a domestic or foreign (nonprofit) Corporation, domestic or foreign Limited Liability Company, domestic or foreign Limited Partnership, Professional Corporations, and Professional Associations registered with the state of Texas are required to be represented by a Texas registered agent.
What is a Registered Agent, and why do I need one?
A registered agent also known as commercial registered agent or statutory agent in many states is someone who is a resident of the state of Texas. A commercial agent can be an individual or an organization that has a registered business office in the state that authorizes them to do business in the state.
A registered agent Texas has a variety of duties towards business entities but primarily this includes:
- To receive or accept, any legal notice, process, or demand that is being served upon the business entity that they are representing.
- To give the notice or demand to the represented business entity at the address that has been provided to the agent by the business entity.
To receive or accept, any legal notice, process, or demand that is being served upon the business entity that they are representing.
To give the notice or demand to the represented business entity at the address that has been provided to the agent by the business entity.
In the state of Texas, a registered agent by law is required to keep a copy of the Certificate of formation for a Texas entity, Foreign entity application for registration, Certificate of correction, a copy of Change of registered agent and/or registered office by entity, a copy of the corporate bylaws, the stock ledger of the company, and a statement that provides the name and address of the actual custodian of the stock ledger.
What is included in registered agent services in Texas?
A registered agent Texas provides a variety of services that include:
- Receive and accept service of process that involves receiving all legal notifications
- Share or forward notification regarding due dates for renewals and submission for each business entity.
- Provide a highly secure online account to access business notifications
- Provide an online account for businesses to renew registered agent services
- Ensure avoidance of penalty or late fee using state-of-the-art technology used for tracking statement of information and license renewal due dates for business entities.
Can a company use its Registered Agent’s address as its own business address?
If a Texas registered agent doesn’t permit businesses to use their address then the business entity will not be able to use agent’s address as their own. Alternatively, if a chosen registered agent provides permission to businesses to use their address then proper paperwork has to be filed with the U.S. Postal Service.
How can I change my Registered Agent?
You can change your existing registered agent by filling out the Change of Registered Agent form for the state of Texas and submit it with the Secretary of State, Business Entities Filings Unit. If you are signing up for our registered agent services in Texas then our in-house expert will help you to streamline the process.
What do I need to do if I do my own filings for business registration or incorporation and only need Registered Agent Information?
If you plan to file business registration or incorporation documents then you can simply email or fax us the document. We will fill out all information pertaining to Texas registered agent, sign it, and send them back for filing.
How long does it take to change a Registered Agent in the Secretary of State records?
It can take as long as 2 weeks to process registered agent change although there is a 24-hour expedited service available too. Since we have direct access to the Secretary of State online filing system – SOSDirect, we can process most orders within 24 hours.