What is a Texas registered agent and are you required to have one?
A Texas Registered Agent is a person or entity who is a legal resident of Texas that maintains a physical address in Texas and is open during normal business hours designated to accept service of process, legal documents, and any State or federal documents on behalf of the corporation. P.O. Boxes are not acceptable.
Texas requires all Corporations, Texas LLCs, foreign Texas corporations, limited liability partnerships, professional corporations, professional associations, etc. to choose a person or entity to act as their Texas registered agent.
We also provide statutory or service agent representation in Texas for insurance agents, insurance agencies, and TABC liquor license requirements.
Note: Failure to appoint or maintain a Texas registered agent and registered office may result in the corporation to fall out of “Active” status with the State of Texas. This can cause an involuntary termination of the company or the revocation of a foreign filing entity’s registration to transact business in Texas. This will forfeit your right to do business as a Texas corporation. This will also lead to monetary penalties being assessed to reinstate your company to “Active” status again.
Can I act as my own Texas registered agent?
Yes but here are some reasons why that’s a bad idea: (1) you don’t have the flexibility to close your office or have flexible office hours since you must always be open to accept service of process during normal business hours (2) legal papers served by a Constable or Sheriff will be delivered to your address potentially in front of your friends, family, clients, neighbors, or even vendors (3) you will be exposing your name and address publicly on the Texas corporations database listing (4) it will be your soul responsibility to remember when your annual filing is due. If you miss the deadline, you will owe a late file penalty.
IncorporateMax is locally owned and operated in the north Houston, Texas area. Our mission is to provide the most affordable professional Texas registered agent service with the best benefits to our clients. Our Texas registered agent service fee is lower than most because we only represent in Texas.
You are not allowed to use our address as your business operating address.
We represent for Texas LLC’s, Texas corporations, Texas non-profits, Texas limited partnerships, Texas associations, and Foreign Texas corporations.
*Locally owned and operated with over 10 years of registered agent experience
*Specialize only in Texas
*Service of Process is provided at our physical address during normal business hours for any State, IRS, and legal documents received on your corporation’s behalf. These will be uploaded to your secure online Client Portal the same day they are received. Legal documents will be emailed and sent to you by priority mail (at no additional cost to you).
**NEW**Secure Online Client Portal to access documents and service of process we receive on your behalf. You can even upload and store other important documents. Receive an email alert once any documents are scanned and uploaded into your secure Client Portal.
*Privacy protection. This means our name and physical address will show up in the Texas registered agent area instead of your name and address showing up on the publicly listed Texas corporations database. This is an even greater benefit for businesses operating from a home address. This also helps from your current job finding out what business you are doing on the side. You may use our address on your Public Information Report filing, as well for further privacy protection.
*Personal contact information will be used for client contact purposes only.
*Address Stability. You will no longer have to pay State fees to change your registered agent address each time you move your business location. You can move as many times as you like because our address stays constant on file.
*Corporation status is monitored monthly to make sure you stay in “Active” status at all times! We are the only local Texas registered agent service offering this!
*Receive alerts by email for : corporation status changes, important documents received on your behalf, upcoming Texas annual franchise tax filing deadline, nonprofit periodic filing deadline, and any other compliance changes.
*Receive Form 401-A Acceptance of Appointment and Consent to Serve as Registered Agent
*Unlimited client support
*No Hidden Fees
*Renewal emails will be sent at the end of your term with multiple payment options
*No auto renews or change-over fees
How does our sign-up process work?
Upon sign-up, you will receive: a payment receipt, our Texas Registered Agent information, and the Form 401-A Acceptance of Appointment and Consent to Serve as Texas Registered Agent email within minutes!
Changing Over From Another Texas Registered Agent?
We will submit a “Change of Texas Registered Agent Form” to the Texas Secretary of State’s office as soon as you sign up. You will receive a confirmation email once the change-over is complete. This process usually takes about 1-2 business days.
$45/YR MULTI-YEAR DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
How to Renew?
You will receive an email at the end of your term with multiple payment options.