How to form a Texas LLC (Limited Liability Company)

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Ways to File


Organizing a Texas LLC

To register a Texas LLC, you submit the completed Certificate of Formation, Limited Liability Company to the Texas Secretary of State. File the articles by mail, in person, by fax or online. The filing fee is $300. Texas will process filed documents in approximately one week. Fax filing is slightly quicker. Online filings at SOSDirect are processed in one day.

Texas Professional Limited Liability Companies use the same filing processes and fees; however, there is a specific form for PLLCs.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Texas

Register your foreign LLC to do business in Texas by filing the Application for Registration of a Foreign LLC to the Texas Secretary of State by mail, in person, fax or online. File the application with the $750 filing fee. No certificate for the home state is required.

Texas Secretary of State

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Texas LLC Statute: Texas Business Organization Code, §§ 3-101-001 et seq.

Filing Fees for Texas LLC and PLLC: Domestic $300, Foreign $750.

Other Texas LLC Forms and Fees

Statement Change of Registered Office or Registered Agent: $15
Articles of Amendment: $150
Certificate of Merger: $300

Available LLC Formation Services in Texas

LLC Center Publications recommends Northwest Registered Agent LLC to form your Texas Limited Liability Company.

Secretary of State Information

Physical Address:

Corporations Section
Secretary of State
1019 Brazos
Austin, TX 78701

Mailing Address:

Corporations Section
Secretary of State
P.O. Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711-3697


Telephone: 512-463-5555
Fax: 512-463-5709