What is a Texas Registered Agent?

A Texas registered agent is appointed by a business to accept service of process and legal correspondence on behalf of the company. It is legally required by state law. All registered agents in Texas must have a physical address where certified mail can be delivered during regular business hours.

Lone Star Registered Agent Service:
$50 Per Year (Our Price Never Goes Up)

  • Free Mail Forwarding
    Up to 5 regular mail scans each year, in addition to all of your legal mail.
  • Texas Business Address  
    We protect your privacy by listing our address on your TX business filings instead of your own.
  • Instant Service
    Our consent form is your online account right when you sign up.
  • Fast
    Same-day document scans of all service of process and business mail.
  • Reminders
    Never miss a deadline. We remind you about annual franchise taxes and make sure you are always in compliance.
  • Transparent Pricing
    No hidden fees or cancellation fees. Ever.
  • Helpful
    Our friendly (and funny) customer service comes from bona fide Texas business experts.

We know that you have an endless number of choices when it comes to designating a Texas registered agent service. That’s why at Lone Star Registered Agent, we aim to give you everything you need and none of the things you don’t. Unlike other services, we don’t try to upsell you with add-on products that aren’t required. We don’t lure you in with one low price only to jack it up later next year. Instead, we offer two promises: one of the lowest prices in the industry and the best customer service you can find.

Legal Duties of a Texas Registered Agent

Every Texas Registered Agent is required by law to fulfill certain duties for their clients.

As your agent, we must:

  • Maintain a physical location within the state where certified mail can be accepted
  • Keep regular business hours
  • Accept service of process and official mail on your behalf
  • Notify you whenever we accept documents on your behalf
  • Forward documents to you in a timely manner

Can a business be its own registered agent?

No. Section 5.201(b) of the Texas Business Organizations Code forbids a company from acting as its own registered agent.

How do I change a Texas registered agent?

You can change your Texas registered agent anytime by filing a Statement of Change of Registered Office/Agent form with the Texas Secretary of State’s office. There is a $15 filing fee. Processing takes three to five business days but can be expedited for $25. If you are changing agents to us, a Statement of Change can be found in your online account after you sign up for service. It is ready for you to file, or we can file it on your behalf.

What is a Texas Corporation?

A Texas corporation, like any corporation formed in the US, is a legal business entity formed at the state level. A corporation is formed by shareholders, through the act of incorporation. One of the most important elements of a corporation is limited liability. This means that the owners of the corporation are separate and distinct legal entities from the corporation itself. In most cases, the assets of the owners of a corporation are protected and not subject to the debts and obligations of the corporation.

Our Incorporation Service:
$460 Total

  • Local Business Address 
    We list our Texas business address for each director, keeping everyone’s personal information out of the public record.
  • Free Mail Forwarding
    Same-day scans of up to 5 regular mail items a year, completely free of charge.
  • Instant Service
    Your Certificate of Formation is prepared and submitted to the Texas Secretary of State the day you order.
  • Fully Loaded
    We include one year of registered agent service, as well as corporate bylaws, meeting minutes, and shareholder certificates.
  • Supported
    Our Texas business specialists are committed to providing you with world-class, lifetime, customer support.

How do I incorporate in Texas?

To form a corporation in Texas, you must file a Certificate of Formation with the Texas Secretary of State.

How much does it cost to form a corporation in Texas?

The filing fee to file the Certificate of Formation with the Texas Secretary of State is $300. You can pay this fee online or via mail—depending on which method you choose to file the formation document.

What happens after I incorporate?

After you incorporate your company in Texas, you must hold the initial shareholder meeting, elect a board of directors, and ratify your corporate bylaws.

What is a Texas LLC?

A Texas LLC (short for “Limited Liability Company) is a business entity that legally separates the assets of the members from the debts and liabilities of the company. LLCs, unlike corporations, are not required to hold an annual shareholder meeting, elect a board of directors, or issue shareholder certificates. In fact, LLCs are markedly less structured than a corporation. This is one of the reasons they are the most popular business entity.

Our LLC Formation Service:
$460 Total

  • Local Business Address
    We list our Texas business address for each member, keeping everyone’s personal information out of the public record.
  • Free Mail Forwarding
    Same-day scans of up to 5 regular mail items a year, completely free of charge.
  • Instant Service
    When you hire us to form your LLC in Texas, we submit your Certificate of Formation to the Texas Secretary of State the same day you sign up.
  • Honest Pricing
    Our pricing is transparent. We don’t hook you with a low price, only to surprise you with a higher one next year.
  • Secure Account
    All of your business filings are kept secure in your personal client account. This makes finding what you need, when you need it, fast and easy.

How do I form an LLC in Texas?

In order to form an LLC in Texas, a formation document called the “Articles of Organization” must be submitted to the Texas Secretary of State. This document can be submitted in person, online, or via mail.

How much does forming an LLC in Texas cost?

The fee to file the Articles of Organization is $300.

What are the next steps after forming an LLC?

Even though your LLC may be “technically” formed, you’re not quite done. There are a few final steps to make sure you’re ready for success in the future. Depending on your business situation, you may need to get a Employer Identification Number, draft an operating agreement, or open a business banking account.