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How to Get Your LLC Certificate of Formation in Texas

Looking to form an LLC in Texas? Here’s everything you need to know about getting your LLC certificate of formation.

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Go to the Texas Secretary of State Website

To form an LLC in Texas, you must file a Certificate of Formation with the Texas Secretary of State. The certificate is the legal document that officially creates your LLC.

You can file your certificate online, by mail, or in person. Filing online is the fastest way to get your LLC up and running.

To file online, go to the Texas Secretary of State website and select “Start a Business.” You’ll be taken to a page where you can select “LLC” as the type of business you want to form.

You’ll be prompted to enter some basic information about your LLC, such as the company name, registered agent, and purpose of the LLC. Once you’ve entered all the required information, you can pay the filing fee and submit your certificate for processing.

It usually takes about 24 hours for the Texas Secretary of State to approve your LLC and issue a certificate of formation. Once you have your certificate, you can start doing business in Texas!

Click on Business Filings

The first step to getting your LLC certificate of formation in Texas is to click on the “Business Filings” link on the left side of the screen. This will take you to the Business Filings page, where you will see a list of links to the various types of business filings that are available. Scroll down until you see the link for “LLC Certificate of Formation.” Click on this link and you will be taken to the LLC Certificate of Formation page.

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On the LLC Certificate of Formation page, you will be asked to provide some basic information about your LLC, such as the name and address of your LLC, the names and addresses of your LLC’s members, and the name and address of your LLC’s registered agent. You will also need to provide a brief description of your LLC’s business purpose. Once you have provided all of this information, you will be able to submit your LLC certificate of formation online.

Click on Certificate of Formation for Limited Liability Company

If you want to form a limited liability company (LLC) in Texas, you must file a Certificate of Formation with the Texas Secretary of State. The certificate is the official document that creates your LLC.

To file your LLC’s Certificate of Formation, you can:
-Mail in your completed certificate
-Submit your certificate online
-Have someone else submit it for you in person

There is a filing fee of $25 for submitting your LLC’s Certificate of Formation by mail or in person, and a $40 filing fee for submitting it online. Make sure to include your payment with your paperwork when you file.

once you have filed your Certificate of Formation, the Texas Secretary of State will review it to make sure it complies with state law. If everything is in order, they will approve your LLC and send you a confirmation letter. Congratulations – you are now the proud owner of a new LLC!

Enter the required information

To form a Texas LLC, you must file a Certificate of Formation with the Texas Secretary of State. The Certificate of Formation (TX Article 5 143.152) must include:

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The LLC’s name and address
The LLC’s purpose
The name and address of the LLC’s registered agent
The names and addresses of the LLC’s organizers
Whether the LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
The effective date of the certificate, if different from the date of filing
The signatures of the organizers

Click on Preview Certificate of Formation

Once you have completed the Certificate of Formation, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Preview Certificate of Formation” button. This will allow you to review your Certificate of Formation for accuracy. If everything looks good, click on the “Pay & Download Now” button to save and/or print your Certificate of Formation.

The Certificate of Formation, also called the Articles of Organization, is the founding document of your LLC. It is filed with the Texas Secretary of State to officially create your LLC. The Certificate of Formation must include:

-The LLC’s name and address
-The LLC’s purpose
-The name and address of the LLC’s registered agent
-The names and addresses of the LLC’s organizers
-The effective date of the LLC (this can be a future date)
-Whether the LLC will be managed by members or managers

You can file the Certificate of Formation online, by mail, or in person at the Texas Secretary of State office. The filing fee is $300.

Sign and date the Certificate of Formation

After you have completed and printed your Certificate of Formation, you must sign it in front of a notary public. The person who signs the certificate must also include their title, such as “Member.”

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The Certificate of Formation must be dated, but the date can be anything after the date you actually sign it.

Mail the Certificate of Formation to the Texas Secretary of State

The LLC Certificate of Formation is the document that officially creates your limited liability company in Texas. Once you’ve completed and signed the Certificate of Formation, you’ll need to file it with the Texas Secretary of State.

You can file the Certificate of Formation by mail, in person, or online. Filing by mail is the cheapest option, but it will take the longest for your LLC to be officially registered. If you want to get your LLC up and running more quickly, you can file in person or online.

To file by mail, send the completed and signed Certificate of Formation, along with the filing fee, to:

Secretary of State
P.O. Box 12887
Austin, TX 78711-2887

To file in person, bring the completed and signed Certificate of Formation, along with the filing fee, to:

Secretary of State James Earl Rudder Office Building
1019 Brazos St., Austin TX 78701

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