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Statutory Documents

About the Statutory Documents Section

Elected Judicial Officials and District Attorneys: New SOS Contact Information for Oaths of Office.

Statutory Documents is responsible for appointing Texas notaries public, licensing commercial use of the Texas state seal and for issuing many different types of registrations, including:

For inquiries related to the formation of profit or non-profit entities or subsequent filings related to these entities, or registered agents for 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.

Statutory Documents also authenticates documents for foreign use and accepts service of process under the more than 20 statutes designating the secretary of state as agent.