What is a Registered Agent?
Definition, responsibilities and requirements
Because every Texas entity must have a registered agent, we often get the question: What is a registered agent? The Texas Business Organizations Code defines the registered agent as an agent of the entity on whom may be served any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served on the entity. Generally speaking, the registered agent is the person or entity designated to receive important tax and legal documents (including lawsuits) on behalf of the entity. In reality, the registered agent receives a great deal of junk mail.
Who Can be the Registered Agent?
What Address Must the Registered Agent Use?
The Registered Agent Must Consent
Professional Registered Agent
For $120 per year, our preferred professional registered agent company (Registered Agent Solutions, Inc.) can serve as the registered agent for your business. Technically, anyone who meets the requirements above can serve as the registered agent, but many of our business formation clients prefer to have us appoint a professional registered agent.