Holiday Notice: The Office of the Texas Secretary of State will be closed from 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, through Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The office will resume normal operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 30.
Maintenance Notice: Various applications including SOSDirect will be temporarily unavailable from November 25 - 29 due to scheduled maintenance. Information about this maintenance is available for public review. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
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About the Colonias Program

"One of government’s chief responsibilities is to help Texans with the greatest needs. The Secretary of State’s Ombudsperson Program is a central part of our initiatives to assist needy Texans living in colonias. The program is helping to provide better roads, bring water and wastewater infrastructure to areas that lack these basic services, and improve the quality of life for some of Texas’ neediest citizens." - Governor Rick Perry

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