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TEXAS REGISTERED AGENT

A registered agent in Texas is an agent of a business entity on whom the secretary of the state or state departments can serve any notice, process, or demand for documents that is permitted or required by law to be served on the business entity.

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Do I need a Registered Agent for my Texas Business?

Texas is CNBC’s top state for business in 2018 with strong economic growth and a transparent tax and regulatory structure. This has opened the doors for new businesses to grow and expand and that is where a registered agent Texas plays a key role by ensuring businesses are able to register or incorporate in the state. An agent to a business entity also acts a bridge between the Secretary of the State and the business entity thus ensuring all paperwork and business requirements are in place.

Why Do I need a Registered Agent in Texas?

The Texas corporate and LLC laws requires each and every business entity formed or incorporated in the state, to designate as well as maintain a “registered agent” in the state. The 2005 Texas Code – Business Corporation Act, Article 2.09 for a business corporation and Business Organizations Code, Title 3 – Limited Liability Companies, Chapter 101 – Limited Liability Companies – Section A101.254 for a limited liability company enables a Texas registered agent to facilitate the service of process for business entities planning to register or incorporate in the state.

The Business Organizations Code (BOC) also indicates that in order to operate in the state of Texas, a business needs to have a principal office. Hiring a registered agent Texas means that you or the business entity will be able to fulfill this clause.

Note: According to Business Organizations Code, Title 1- General Provisions, Chapter 5 – Names Of Entities; Registered Agents And Registered Offices, Section 5.251, if a business entity fails to appoint or maintain a registered agent as well as a registered office in the state of Texas then it may lead to involuntary termination of the domestic filing entity or the revocation of the registration of a foreign filing entity to transact business in the state.

IncParadise is one of the most reliable Texas registered agent that specializes in providing a wide variety of services to domestic and foreign business entities. The services vary from business formation or incorporation to receiving notices and handling legal documents, and communicating with the Secretary of State. As a top agent in Texas, we also offer additional services that include Texas corporate & LLC kits, amendments of articles, certificate of good standing, and S Corporation status election among others.

What Does My Texas Registered Agent Do?

The registered agent services in Texas include variety of services targeted at both domestic and foreign business entities. Some of the top services include:

Receiving Legal Notices

According to the 2005 Texas Code – Business Corporation Act, Art. 2.11, Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1481, Sec. 40, eff. Sept. 1, 1999, Secretary of State’s administrative rules, the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, the Secretary of State is the agent of an entity for the purpose of “service of process” and the chosen registered agent Texas has to receive any legal notice, writ, or summons forwarded by a member representing the Secretary of State like a sheriff or constable.

Receiving Business Related Mails

A business entity whether a domestic or foreign corporation or an LLC in the state of Texas may receive business related mails from the office of the secretary of the state or the Texas Comptroller. It is not always that business entities can revert to the mails immediately and hence a Texas registered agent receives and reverts to the mails on behalf of the business.

Receiving Business Related Notices

Domestic and foreign Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnership, and Partnerships have to file with the Texas Secretary of the State. There are several documents that a business entity may be required to file and for which their chosen registered agent Texas will receive intimation notice from the office of the Secretary of State or other government bodies like Texas Comptroller. One of the most common notices is the one for submission of annual and biennial reports also known as Public Information Report and contains entity information. Check our Texas Public Information Report Services.

If you are planning to register domestic or foreign corporation, domestic or foreign partnership, a domestic or foreign limited liability company, or a domestic or foreign professional corporation in the state of Texas, IncParadise can provide you with the highest standards of registered agent services in Texas that will help your business to gain a strong foothold in the state. Check some of our additional services.

Can I be my own Registered Agent or Choose a Professional Registered Agent for my Texas Business?

Can you act as your own registered agent? There are many businesses where this a possibility but the law changes from one state to another. There are two options are available in Texas:

Individual as Registered Agent

According to 2005 Texas Code – Business Corporation Act and Business Organizations Code, Title 3 – Limited Liability Companies, an individual can be a registered agent for their own domestic or foreign corporation as well as a domestic or foreign LLC. The criteria’s that needs to be fulfilled are that the individual needs to be over 18 years of age and should be a Texas resident.

As an individual acting as a registered agent Texas, you will be required to maintain regular business hours. As an individual agent you will be required to provide any notices permitted by law to be given to the entity you represent at the address provided to you by the represented entity. This simply means that you should also have a physical address where service of process can be delivered.

Hiring a Commercial Registered Agent

If you do not have a physical address in the state or are not a resident of Texas then hiring a commercial registered agent is your best option. Hiring the registered agent services in Texas means that you will not have to worry about delivery of service of process or receive or accept, and forwarding of any process, notice, or demand that is served by the state.

IncParadise satisfies and adheres to the regulations that has been established by the Secretary of State and is in compliance with Business Organizations Code, Title 1- General Provisions, Chapter 5 – Names Of Entities; Registered Agents And Registered Offices, Section 5.252, 5.255, 5.302-5.306, Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 74 (S.B. 1517), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2017.

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In the state of Texas, a registered agent who has served 10 or more domestic or foreign business entities can be classified as a commercial registered agent Texas. We have represented more than 10,000 business entities across the US are in compliance with the commercial agent requirement of the state.

Appointing a Registered Agent for Texas

If you are thinking of opting for registered agent services in Texas, what is the process? How do you appoint a commercial registered agent in the state? Let’s take a look at the step-by-step approach:

1. Agent Requirement

A registered agent Texas can be hired for different types of business entities like corporation, limited liability companies, partnership etc. They can be hired to satisfy a specific purpose like getting a physical address for a business entity or formation of a new business. So, the first step is to identify the following:

  • Are you looking to hire a new Texas registered agent?
  • Are you thinking of changing your existing agent?

2. Choose the Order Form

Once you have identified whether you want to hire a new agent or change your existing agent, it is time to choose the correct order form. Your options are:

New Agent

If a foreign business entity is thinking of setting up business in the state or is start-up business that wants to incorporate, grow, and expand in the state then they can hire a registered agent Texas like IncParadise?

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Change Agent

If a business entity already has an agent but is planning to change their existing agent then the process requires filing the “Change Order Form”.

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3. Order process

The final step towards ensuring your receive top quality registered agent services in Texas is by completing the order process. After completion of all required paperwork for a change of agent or a new agent, your chosen agent (IncParadise) will prepare necessary paperwork for filing of “Registered Agent Acceptance” using the Resident Agent acceptance form. This will be submitted using our online system called Entity Management Software, where you will be able to see information pertaining to your Registered Agent and the Number of days till renewal.

Why Choose IncParadise as your Texas Registered Agent?

IncParadise is one of the top Texas registered agent and we provide our clients or businesses dedicated and customized services that can help businesses to incorporate or register in the state with ease. Some of the top services include:

  • Fast & Affordable Service – One of the top commercial registered agents in Texas, IncParadise ensures businesses are able to experience a service that is fast and yet affordable. As a part of the service, filing of orders can take place on the same day using a state of the art system and process. This same day or next day Registered agent services in Texas is available at just $89 for one year.
  • Total Compliance – As one of the reliable registered agents in the state, IncParadise is in compliance with the state regulations pursuant to Business Organizations Code, Title 1- General Provisions, Chapter 5 – Names Of Entities; Registered Agents And Registered Offices, Section 5.252, 5.255, 5.302-5.306, Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 74 (S.B. 1517), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2017. According to the Texas Code, we:
    • Maintain a Texas business license
    • Have a principal residence or principal place of business in Texas
    • Provide the Secretary of the State with any business related information upon request on behalf of the business entity
  • Protecting Your Privacy – As your Texas registered agent, we will be the primary point of contact, which translates into the fact that we will ensure you or the business avoids any embarrassing situations especially in front of clients. A registered agent can do this by receiving state department officials and notices on your behalf at the agent’s physical address. As a result, you will be able to enjoy complete anonymity!
  • Expert customer service – If you have any questions pertaining to registered agent services in Texas then you can contact us at 888) 284-382.

Can I change my current Registered Agent in Texas to IncParadise?

Do you want to change your existing registered agent Texas to IncParadise? Don’t worry as the process is quite simple. You have to follow the order process and here’s is how you can do it:

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  • As your registered agent, IncParadise will prepare the necessary paperwork, which is Form 401 -Change of Registered Agent/Office and then sign it and deliver to you.
  • You will have to sign the already completed paperwork mail it to the office of the Secretary of State,
  • The fee for filing for the change of registered agent Texas for an LLC as well as Business Corporation is $15.00. Submit the signed form along with the fee and you are ready to transact business in the state!

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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.

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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.

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