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NOTE: Due to a high volume of filing activity and an increased demand for business services, the Secretary of State is experiencing delays in processing at this time. Non-expedited documents sent by mail or by fax are being processed within 40 business days. Expedited documents are being processed within 4-5 business days. Electronic documents submitted through SOSDirect and SOSUpload are being processed within 4-5 business days. Thank you for your patience.

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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.