What is a Texas registered agent?
A person or entity who is designated on public record to be a legal resident of Texas and has a physical address (no P.O. Boxes) in Texas to be present during normal business hours to accept Service of Process on behalf of the corporation they represent.
Texas requires you to maintain a Texas registered agent on file at all times so long as your Texas corporation is “Active.”
What is Service of Process?
Service of process is the procedure by which a party to a lawsuit gives an appropriate notice of initial legal action to another party (such as a defendant), court, or administrative body in an effort to exercise jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body, or other tribunal. Notice is furnished by delivering a set of court documents (called “process”) to the person to be served.
Can I act as my own Texas registered agent?
You can act as your own Texas registered agent, however, it may not be a good idea. You will be exposing your name and personal address publicly on the Texas corporations database. This means any legal papers that get served by a Sheriff or Process Server will be delivered to your personal address potentially in front of your friends, family, or neighbors.
Do I sign up for Texas Registered Agent Service before proceeding to set up my Texas corporation?
Yes, you must sign up for our Texas registered agent service before adding us to your formation application or turning in a change of registered agent application.
Our name and physical address will be the one listed publicly instead of yours. This adds the utmost privacy protection to your public listing on the Texas corporations database. We currently represent over 2,000 Texas entities of all sizes throughout the State of Texas. Our rates are half of our competitors because we are not a national company. We have an actual physical office with staff located in the north Houston, Texas area to service all counties in Texas. Our staff has over 15 years of specializing in Texas registered agent representation and Texas corporation filing experience.
*Receive Texas Registered Agent Information Instantly
*Change-Over Process From A Prior Registered Agent We will file the paperwork with the Texas Secretary of State on your behalf. We pay the change-over fee with the Texas Secretary of State. Once the change-over is complete, you receive a confirmation email and the approved change of registered agent certificate from the Texas Secretary of State. This process usually takes approximately 2-3 business days.
*Secure Online Client Portal You get access to an online account where you can view official documents as soon as we securely upload them.
*Privacy Protection We prevent your personal name and address from not showing up on the publicly listed Texas corporations database in the Texas registered agent area. This is a great benefit for businesses that operate from a home address. This will also prevent your current employer, friends, or even family from finding out what business you are doing on the side. You may use our address on the annual Public Information Report for further privacy protection.
*Compliance Receive several email reminders of your upcoming Texas annual franchise tax return filing due by May 15th every year. You are required to file this report even if the corporation had $0 Gross Sales in a calendar year. Non-Profits receive email reminders for the Non-Profit periodic filing that must be done once every 4 years to the Texas Secretary of State.
*Receive Monthly Corporation Status This status is checked by funding institutions during lending procedures. You will be able to know your status at all times with us.
*Unlimited Client Support You receive real person contact by phone and email.
*Form 401-A Acceptance of Appointment and Consent to Serve as Registered Agent
*NO auto renews
*NO change of registered agent fees
$45/YR MULTI-YEAR & MULTI-ENTITY DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
What happens if you don’t maintain a Texas registered agent on file?
Failure to appoint or maintain a Texas registered agent may result in the corporation to fall out of “Active” status with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts office. This can cause an involuntary termination of the corporation or revocation of a foreign filing entity’s registration to transact business in Texas. The Texas Secretary of State will then forfeit your right to do business in Texas as a Texas corporation. This will lead to monetary penalties and a State fee to be assessed to reinstate your corporation back to “Active” status.
Renewing your Texas registered agent service?
There are NO auto-renews at time. You will receive several emails 30 days before the end of your term offering multiple payment options.