REGISTERED AGENT

Texas Registered Agent
Service for Your Business
Quick and Easy

$34/year

as low as $24/year when prepaying 3 years.

- Instantly Active Texas Registered Agent Service (use immediately on TX corporate filing)
- Best Price & Service
- No Price Increases - Same Rate Each Year
- Same Day Scans, Pickup, or Forwarding of Legal Docs
- Easy 24/7 Online Sign Up

Can I be my own Registered

Agent in Texas?


Absolutely. You must be a resident of Texas and be willing to have your name and address listed publicly in association with your business. Most people prefer to keep their personal life separate from their business life to avoid customers showing up on their doorstep. Additionally, as your own registered agent you must be at your residence to receive service of process during business hours. This can be problematic with work, vacations, etc. It costs nothing to be your own registered agent, but the negatives far outweigh the savings of a few dollars. We strongly encourage you to instead select us to take on the role of registered agent for your business.

What Information Will I Receive

Upon Sign Up?

 

You will receive an email providing your registered agent information (Name, Address, Email, Phone #, County. It will include everything you need to complete your corporate filling with the secretary of state. Additionally, the email will provide confirmation that we have consented to act as your registered agent.

Texas Registered Agent Service Plans

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Active plans renew at the same rate/duration unless a different plan is requested prior to renewal. A $10.00 deposit will be added to the checkout total.

Who files my registered agent information with the state?


New corporate filing: You will use the information we email to you when submitting your corporate filing to the secretary of state. Typically, most people use the secretary of state’s online registration process. If you elect to file by paper forms (takes much longer to be processed by the secretary of state's office) you will simply provide the registered agent information where requested. If using an attorney or 3rd party service you can provide them with your registered agent information so they can complete your filing.


Making a change to an existing corporate filing: It's easy to do online. You can update/amend your registered agent information with the secretary of state. Detailed information is provided below in the next section.

How do I submit a change of registered agent if I have an existing corporation?


Online (Easiest): If making no other changes. Visit the Texas SOSDirect website. Log In, Enter Credit Card Information, Select "Business Organizations" on the top of the page, On the Menu use the "Change Documents" section enter your corporate filing number and click [File Document], Under Filing Type - Select "Change or Registered Agent/Office" and click [Continue], Enter Registered Agent Information exactly as provided to you by us and ensure you select "Consent on file with entity" on the bottom of the form. Click [Continue], then complete the transaction. To find your corporate filing number you can do a search on the Texas Comptroller's site: https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/


By Mail (or if more changes to your corporate filing are also required):

  • For Texas based corporations: Use Form 403 "Certificate of Correction" and mail with the required payment to the Texas Secretary of State. At this time there is not an online method to file this form.
  • For Foreign corporations (based outside of Texas) you can file Form 406 "Amendment" to Registration with the Texas Secretary of State.

What is my responsibility after sign up?


1) You must maintain an active paid account with us as long as you have us listed as your registered agent. The registered agent part of your corporate filing is legally the most important part of your corporate filing. Failure to maintain accurate and current registered agent information on your corporate filing can result in unreceived legal documents and can enable attorneys to punch holes in your corporate veil.


2) If you move or change your contact information, you are responsible to update your contact info with your registered agent (us) to ensure documents can be delivered if needed.


3) If at some point you wish to terminate your registered agent service, simply update/amend your registered agent information with the secretary of state to remove TRUE Space and our address information. Or you can terminate your LLC or dissolve your corporation.  You can then notify us by email or contact form letting us know you have accomplished the information change and that you wish to close your account.

What happens when legal mail or documents are delivered to my Registered Agent?


As your registered agent, we will sign for any "served" documents and receive any legal mail (including registered mail, certified mail, mail from attorneys, or mail from the secretary of state) addressed to us as your regsitered agent. The items will be scanned and emailed to you at no added cost. When you receive the scanned documents, you can contact us to request to pick up the physical documents in person at our Dallas, Texas office, or have them sent to you via mail, 2nd day, or overnight service. If the legal documents are too large to scan, or have too many pages to scan (file size issues) we will scan the cover page and will send that to you and ask how you wish to receive the documents (mail or pickup).

 

In reality most businesses that keep their secretary of state filing current (taxes and fees paid), will receive no mail and no served documents throughout the year. To have documents physically forwarded to you by mail costs $4.00 plus the cost of postage. 2nd day or overnight costs $12.50 + shipping cost. Charges are billed to your payment card on file. Documents are held for 90 days after receipt and are then shredded.

Can I use this registered agent address as my principal office address, Texas place of business, or simply as my business address for regular mail, bank accounts, etc.?


No, the registered agent service only enables you to use this address for registered agent purposes. The only place the provided address should be used is on your corporate filing as the Registered Office Address for your Registered Agent (not your Initial Mailing Address, place of business, principal office address, etc.).


If you need a professional commercial business address, please look at the 'Business Address' page on this site. Virtual Office (business mailbox) services are also available as a separate add on service.



Do I need to file a signed "Consent of Registered Agent" with the Texas secretary of state?


No, the practice of submitting a signed "Acceptance of Appointment and Consent to Serve as Registered Agent" form to the Texas secretary of state is no longer required and this is stated on the Texas Secretary of State website FAQs section. Your email will serve as your digital consent form and you simply need to retain this for your records.


If you really want to pay an extra $15 to the state, they will still accept your money along with the "Acceptance of Appointment and Consent to Serve as Registered Agent Form". You can contact us to send the form to you if desired.



What if I am not sure if my business name will be accepted by the state?


If there is a problem with the business name you choose, just let us know the new business name and we will update our records. You can update the business name on an account within 90 days of sign up. Just email us or submit a Contact Us Form with the changed information



Do I sign up for Registered Agent Service before or after I file with the secretary of state?


You will need the Registered Agent information before you start your filing. So definitely complete your Registered Agent sign up first.