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Close this message COVID-19 - As recommended precautions continue to increase for COVID-19, the James E. Rudder Building will be closed to visitors and customers beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Office of the Secretary of State is committed to continuing to provide services to ensure business and public filings remain available 24/7 through our online business service, SOSDirect, as well as United States Postal mail, email, and faxes. If needed, you may schedule an appointment related to apostilles by calling (512) 463-5705. Calls will be accepted Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Thank you in advance for your patience during this difficult time.
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The Corporations Section is responsible for the receipt, filing and permanent maintenance and retention of documents that create or affect business organizations and non-profit entities under the following Texas statutes:

In addition, the Section reviews state trade and service mark applications pursuant to Chapter 16, Business & Commerce Code.

The Section also provides records information by telephone and email and provides plain and certified copies upon request. Although the Section continues to accept documents by fax and mail, an increasing number of documents are received through electronic submission on SOSDirect.

For questions regarding specific information not found on our website or contact information for specific areas of the Section, please Contact Us.