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Statutory Documents

Contact the Statutory Documents Section

Section Delivery Address:
Section FAX number: (512) 463-0873

Statutory Documents Section
Secretary of State
1019 Brazos
Austin, Texas 78701

Section Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday

Authentications Unit: (512) 463-5705

This unit provides authentication of public officials on documents for use outside the United States of America. Questions/Comments may be submitted by contacting our Authentications Unit.

Unit Mailing Address:
Authentications Unit
Secretary of State
P.O. Box 13550
Austin, Texas 78711-3550


Citations Unit: (512) 463-5560

The Citations Unit is responsible for processing legal documents served upon the Secretary of State as agent for process. Questions/Comments may be submitted by contacting our Citations Unit.

Unit Mailing Address:
Citations Unit
Secretary of State
P.O. Box 12079
Austin, Texas 78711-2079


Notary Public Unit: (512) 463-5705

The Notary Public Unit processes notary public applications. Upon qualification, a notary public is mailed a four-year commission. This unit is also responsible for processing the notary public complaints received and distributing an educational notary public video. Questions/Comments may be submitted by contacting our Notary Public Unit.

Unit Mailing Address:
Notary Public Unit
Secretary of State
P.O. Box 13375
Austin, Texas 78711-3375


Registrations Unit: (512) 475-0775 Unit FAX number: (512) 475-2815
The Registrations Unit registers or maintains information on athlete agents, automobile clubs, business opportunities, credit services organizations, third-party debt collectors bonds, commercial use of the State Seal of Texas, health spas, membership camping resorts, municipal boundary changes, property rights, public safety organizations and their solicitors, telephone solicitors, and veterans organizations and their solicitors. For inquiries related to the formation of profit or non-profit entities or subsequent filings related to these entities, or the registration of Out-of-State corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships, please refer to the Business Filings information on this website or call (512) 463-5555. The commissioning of governor appointees and statewide elected officers occurs within this unit. During each legislative session all passed original bills and resolutions are filed. This unit is also responsible for the publication and distribution of the General and Special Laws of Texas. Questions/Comments may be submitted by contacting our Registrations Unit.

Unit Mailing Address:
Registrations Unit
Secretary of State
P.O. Box 13550
Austin, Texas 78711-3550