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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 or use the new SOSUpload. Thank you in advance for your patience during this difficult time. Information on Testing Sites is now available.

SOSDirect - Online Searching and Filing

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SOSDirect is available 24/7. There is a $1.00 statutorily authorized fee associated with each search,
which supports the ongoing operations and enhancements of SOSDirect.

Note: Social security numbers, credit card and bank account numbers, access device numbers, and certain other types of information are confidential under the Public Information Act, Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code. The secretary of state is prohibited by law from releasing this information.  Our office will redact this information from documents filed in our office and made available to the public. An un-redacted copy of the document will be retained for access by secretary of state staff in response to requests from law enforcement or other authorized requestors.  If you have concerns about redaction, do not include confidential information in the collateral description of your UCC filing or include this information in an attachment to an electronic document submitted through SOSDirect.

The Secretary of State OnLine Access (SOSDirect) web access system provides subscribers with up-to-date, on-line computer access to a variety of information maintained by the Office of the Secretary of State.

SOSDirect provides the following:

Online services are available through our website at SOSDirect, including the ability to file business formation documents, receive evidence of filing in real-time, order certified or plain copies, file UCCs, search for business entities/obtain entity information, print documents, obtain entity status, check name availability/reserve entity names and validate certificates. For your convenience, we now provide the ability to electronically upload a document for filing. By using SOSUpload, you will have the ability to file documents not currently available for filing on SOSDirect.

For more information about SOSDirect please call or contact the following:

  SOSDirect@sos.texas.gov
Corporations: (512) 463-5555 or e-mail SOSDirect@sos.texas.gov
Reports Unit (annual statements and periodic reports): (512) 475-2705 or e-mail ReportsUnit@sos.texas.gov
UCC: (512) 475-2703 or e-mail UCC_Assist@sos.texas.gov
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To establish an account, please click on the icon below. The fees associated with the SOSDirect account are the fees for documents filed, for copies and certificates ordered, and inquiries submitted. There are no monthly subscription fees.

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