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, therefore causing an involuntary termination of the company or the revocation of a foreign filing entity’s registration to transact business in Texas. This will subject your license to do business within Texas to forfeiture, with monetary penalties assessed to reinstate your company to a “Active” status again.
Can I act as my own Texas registered agent?
You can, but here are a few reasons why it’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.
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 representation 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. We will email any documents to you the same day they are received. Legal documents will be emailed and also sent by priority mail (at no additional cost to you). You are not allowed to use our address as your normal business operating address.
*Privacy protection. Our name and physical address will be listed as the Texas registered agent on file instead of exposing your name and address showing up publicly on the Texas corporations database. This is an even greater benefit for businesses operating from a home address, which may or may not violate homeowner association rules.
*The personal contact information you provide will only 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 on a monthly basis to make sure your corporation stays in “Active” status at all times!
*Receive alerts by email for: corporation status changes, 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 annual term with multiple payment options.