Welcome to Your Texas Office

In Texas, the Secretary of State requires every entity who conducts business in Texas to have an agent for service at a registered office in the State of Texas. This applies if you do business in Texas, regardless of whether your entity (corporation, limited liability company, professional corporation, professional association, partnership or limited partnership) is formed or incorporated in Texas. This rule even applies if you do business as a sole proprietor.

Your Texas Office can be registered agent for your business. If your entity sells products in Texas, services clients in Texas, has space or employees in Texas, or is just occasionally doing business in Texas you may not want to rent space and add a responsible employee whose only job is to be available to accept service and forward service to your headquarters. Even if you are in Texas, a professional registered agent still provides many benefits. You may not want papers served at your office: 1) because employees may believe the business is in trouble; 2) employees may not understand the import of the papers and may not warn and advise the responsible person in the business (as registered agent we deliver the papers to the officer you designate either by mail, fax or email); 3) your Texas location may not be fully staffed all the time and/or your people are not in the office all the time. For these and other reasons, you may want to use a professional registered agent and an offsite registered office.

The purpose of a registered agent and registered office: The State of Texas provides that when certain actions are taken with regard to a company, corporation, partnership or other business, a notice must be delivered to the business’s registered agent at it’s registered office. This is so that important information is not left in the hands of lower level employees who may not understand the importance of the item delivered.  The registered agent allows the entity to be contacted, and takes delivery of: (1) Lawsuits, citations, and petitions if the entity is sued; (2) Notices regarding the status of the entity and its right to do business in Texas; (3) Tax notices; and (4) Notices and correspondence from the Texas Secretary of State and Texas Comptroller.  If an entity is not located in Texas, but does business in Texas, the entity must hire someone to be a registered agent and keep a registered office in Texas.

Failure to designate a registered agent may foreclose or hinder the entity’s ability to legally enter into contracts and/or gain access to Texas state courts. Also, failure to maintain a registered agent in Texas may cause the entity to fall out of good standing with the state of Texas. If an entity loses its good standing, it could result in personal liability to the officers and/or owners of that entity.

If you do business in Texas and (1) don’t have a registered agent or registered office in Texas; (2) would like to change your registered agent and registered office, sign up using the “Getting Started” page above or call us right away to set up service so you don’t miss any important paperwork.

Call and ask for Dustin Lee at 713 626-7277 to begin service immediately.

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In Texas, an entity's registered office may not be a mailbox service or telephone answering service.