Notice: Beginning January 1, 2016, professional associations (PAs) are no longer required to file an annual statement with the secretary of state. Instead PAs will file a Public Information Report with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. If a PA was involuntarily terminated for failure to file a report prior to January 1, 2016, the PA will be required to file any past due reports in order to reinstate.
Note: Fast track logins from previous annual statement filings cannot be used to reinstate or file any past due annual statements.
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- Business Start-Up Information
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Registered Agents
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The Corporations Section is responsible for the receipt, filing and permanent maintenance and retention of documents that create or affect business organizations and non-profit entities under the following Texas statutes:
- Assumed Business or Professional Name Act
- Business Organizations Code
- Finance Code Chapters 62, 92, 201
- Estates Code §505
- Tax Code Chapter 171
- Various other enabling statutes for the creation of entities
In addition, the Section reviews state trade and service mark applications pursuant to Chapter 16, Business & Commerce Code.
The Section also provides records information by telephone and email and provides plain and certified copies upon request. Although the Section continues to accept documents by fax and mail, an increasing number of documents are received through electronic submission on SOSDirect.
For questions regarding specific information not found on our website or contact information for specific areas of the Section, please Contact Us.