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.

Office building of Lone Star Registered Agent, LLC in Texas Registered agent processing mail in our Austin building

    The building we own in Austin TX                        where we receive your legal mail.

  A member of our team hard at                         work in the office!


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

  • Texas Business Address  
    Because we own our own building, we can protect your privacy by listing our address on your TX business filings instead of your own.
  • Free Mail Forwarding
    Up to 3 regular mail scans each year, in addition to all of your legal mail.
  • Instant Business Presence
    Option for a business domain, website, SSL, email and phone service.
  • 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.
  • Helpful
    Our friendly (and funny) customer service comes from bona fide Texas business experts.

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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 with the SOS 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.

Form Your LLC or Corporation with a Local
Texas Registered Agent

As registered agents, we communicate with the Texas Secretary of State on a daily basis, which means we’re able to register your Texas LLC, Texas corporation or Texas nonprofit with ease.

Texas LLC – $460

Get your Certificate of Formation filed with the Secretary of State, and get free operating agreement documents so you can start your LLC out on the right foot.

Get A Texas LLC

Texas Corporation – $460

We’ll file your Certificate of Formation for you, and provide you with free corporate documents: corporate bylaws, initial resolutions and stock certificates.

Get A Texas Corporation

Texas Nonprofit – $176

Creating a nonprofit corporation also requires filing a Certificate of Formation—and we can do it for you. We’ll also include free corporate documents, including nonprofit bylaws.

Get A Texas Nonprofit

Out-of-State Registration – $925

Texas charges steep fees for out-of-state companies (also known as foreign companies) registering to do business in the Lone Star State. If you this is you, you’re looking at a one-time state fee of $750 upon registration for a Texas Foreign LLC or Texas Foreign Corporation. (Nonprofits, however, pay a fee of $25.)

Register a Foreign Company in TX

Benefits of Forming Your Business with A Local Texas Registered Agent

When you form your business with registered agents, we pass the benefit of being local onto you. In addition to registered agent and business formation service, here’s what you get for FREE:

  • Professional Texas business address
  • Mail forwarding
  • Secure online account
  • Instant notifications
  • Expert support for the lifetime of your business

Why Have Us Form Your Company in Texas?

We’re Local

Unlike many national filing services, we own our building here in Austin. It’s where we receive your mail, and where we go to work everyday. We’ll be here for the lifespan of your business—that’s the security of Lone Star.

We’re Affordable

We don’t believe in flashing low prices, then gouging you at check-out with necessary add-ons that drive the price up well past expectations. We charge $460 total ($310 for the state filing fee, $50 for registered agent service, plus a $100 service fee).

We also offer lots for free, including mail forwarding, operating agreement or bylaws, a free domain for a year, and free business website, email, SSL, and phone service for 90 days.

We Offer Lifetime Support

When you form a business with Lone Star, we’ll be with you for the life of your business. Not only can you call our office and get real people on the line to answer your questions, we offer services to support your business as it grows: virtual office, phone service, office space, and more.

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When Business Grows, We Grow With You

As your business takes off, you might need more than a registered agent. Good news! In addition to our free services—including a Texas business address—we offer Texas mail forwarding services and Texas virtual office.

Here’s What You Get with Texas Virtual Mail:

Deluxe Mail Forwarding (+10 mail scans, $49/year)

  • Real Texas business address
  • Instant notifications
  • Easy-to-use client dashboard
  • Secure shredding of junk mail
  • Individual suite number
  • 90-day free trial of phone service
Get Deluxe Mail Forwarding


Premium Mail Forwarding (+25 mail scans, $99/year)

  • Real Texas business address
  • Instant notifications
  • Easy-to-use client dashboard
  • Secure shredding of junk mail
  • Individual suite number
  • 90-day free trial of phone service
Get Premium Mail Forwarding


Texas Virtual Office (unlimited mail scans, $19/month)

  • Real Texas business address
  • Instant notifications
  • Easy-to-use client dashboard
  • Secure shredding of junk mail
  • Individual suite number
  • Phone service
  • Month-to-month office lease
  • Conference room access
Get Virtual Office