TEXAS SECRETARY of STATE
ROLANDO B. PABLOS

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CORPORATIONS AND TRADEMARKS FEE SCHEDULE

Section 402.002 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC) makes BOC filing fees applicable to comparable filings made under the Texas Business Corporation Act, Texas Professional Corporation Act, Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act, Texas Professional Association Act, Texas Limited Liability Company Act, Texas Miscellaneous Corporation Laws Act, Texas Revised Limited Partnership Act, and the Texas Revised Partnership Act.

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I. Domestic For-Profit Corporations
(Sections 4.151 & 4.152, BOC)

Reservation/Renewal of Entity Name $40.00
Transfer of Reserved Name 15.00
Withdrawal of Reserved Name No fee
Certificate of Formation 300 .00
Articles/Certificate of Amendment 150.00
**Articles/Certificate of Merger 300.00
***Articles/Certificate of Conversion 300.00
Articles/Certificate of Share Exchange 300.00
Restated Certificate of Formation/Articles of Incorporation 300.00
Change of Registered Agent/Office 15.00
Change of Address by Registered Agent 15.00
Resignation of Registered Agent No fee
Statement of Operation as a Close Corporation 15.00
Statement of Restriction on Transfer of Shares 15.00
Amendment to Established Series of Shares 15.00
Articles of Dissolution/Certificate of Termination 40.00
Revocation of Voluntary Dissolution 15.00
Reinstatement after Voluntary Termination 15.00
Reinstatement following tax forfeiture 75.00
Reinstatement after Involuntary Dissolution/Termination 75.00
Statement of Delayed Effective Condition 15.00
Articles/Certificate of Correction 15.00
Preclearance of any filing instrument 50.00
Any instrument for which no express fee provided 15.00
Expedited Processing Fee per document 25.00
** Merger fee must include filing fee for the formation of any domestic filing entity created by plan of merger.
*** Conversion fee must include the filing fee for the formation of any converted domestic entity.
 
II. Professional Corporations
Fees same as for-profit corporation fees. (Sections 4.151 & 4.157, BOC)
 
III. Professional Associations
Except as noted, fees same as for-profit corporation fees. (Sections 4.151 & 4.156, BOC)
Certificate of Formation $750 .00
Annual Statement 35.00
 
IV. Foreign For-Profit Corporations, Foreign Professional Corporations, Foreign Professional Associations, Foreign REITS, and Foreign Business Trusts
(Sections 4.151 & 4.160, BOC)
Reservation/Renewal of Entity Name $40.00
Registration/Renewal of Foreign Entity Name 40.00
Withdrawal of Registered Entity Name 15.00
Application for Registration to do Business 750.00
Amended Certificate of Authority/Registration 150.00
Withdrawal of Certificate of Authority/Registration 15.00
Termination of Foreign Registered Entity 15.00

Preclearance of any filing instrument

50.00
Expedited Processing Fee per document 25.00
 

V. Nonprofit Corporations
(Sections 4.151 & 4.153, BOC)

Reservation/Renewal of Entity Name $40.00
Transfer of Reserved Name 15.00
Withdrawal of Reserved Name No fee
Certificate of Formation 25.00
Articles/Certificate of Amendment 25.00
Articles of Consolidation 50.00
**Articles/Certificate of Merger 50.00
*** Certificate of Conversion 50.00
Restated Certificate of Formation/Articles of Incorporation 50.00
Change of Registered Agent/Office 5 .00
Change of Address by Registered Agent 15 .00
Resignation of Registered Agent No fee
Periodic Report 5.00
****Periodic Report after forfeiture of right to do business 5.00 plus
late fee
Periodic Report after involuntary dissolution or involuntary termination 25.00
Articles of Dissolution/Certificate of Termination 5.00
Reinstatement after Voluntary Termination 5.00
Reinstatement following Tax Forfeiture No fee
Reinstatement after Involuntary Dissolution/Termination 5.00
Statement of Delayed Effective Condition 5.00
Articles/Certificate of Correction 15.00
Application for Registration to do Business 25.00
Amended Certificate of Authority/Registration 25.00
Withdrawal of Certificate of Authority/Registration 5.00
Termination of Foreign Registered Entity 5.00
Preclearance of any filing instrument 50.00
Any instrument for which no express fee provided 5.00
Expedited Processing Fee per document 25.00
** Merger fee must include filing fee for the formation of any domestic filing entity created by plan of merger.
*** Conversion fee must include the filing fee for the formation of any converted domestic entity.
**** Periodic report late fee is $5 or $1 for each month that the report remains unfiled, whichever amount is greater, but not to exceed $25.
 

VI. Limited Partnerships
(Sections 4.151 & 4.155, BOC)

Reservation/Renewal of Entity Name $40.00
Transfer of Reserved Name 15.00
Withdrawal of Reserved Name No fee
Registration/Renewal of Foreign LP Name 40.00
Withdrawal of Registered Foreign LP Name 15.00
Certificate of Formation 750 .00
Certificate of Amendment 150.00
** Certificate of Merger 300.00
*** Certificate of Conversion 300.00
Restated Certificate of Limited Partnership/Formation 300.00
Change of Registered Agent/Office 15.00
Change of Address by Registered Agent 15.00
Resignation of Registered Agent No fee
Periodic Report 50 .00
Periodic Report after forfeiture of right to do business 50 plus late fee
Periodic Report Late Fee 25/month not to exceed 100
Periodic Report after involuntary cancellation or termination 225 .00
Certificate of Cancellation/Termination 40 .00
Revocation of Voluntary Cancellation 15 .00
Reinstatement after Voluntary Termination 15.00
Reinstatement after Involuntary Cancellation/Termination 75.00
Statement of Delayed Effective Condition 15.00
Articles/Certificate of Correction 15 .00
Registration/Renewal of Foreign Entity Name 40 .00
Withdrawal of Registered Entity Name 15 .00
Application for Registration to do Business 750 .00
Amended Certificate of Authority/Registration 150 .00
Withdrawal of Certificate of Authority/Registration 15 .00
Termination of Foreign Registered Entity 15 .00
Preclearance of any filing instrument 50 .00
Expedited Processing Fee per document 25.00
** Merger fee must include filing fee for the formation of any domestic filing entity created by plan of merger.
*** Conversion fee must include the filing fee for the formation any converted domestic entity.
 
VII. Limited Liability Companies
Fees same as domestic and foreign for-profit corporation filing fees. (Sections 4.151 & 4.154, BOC)
 

VIII. General Partnerships
(Sections 4.151 & 4.158, BOC)

Domestic  
Limited Liability Partnership  
Application/ Registration $200.00/Partner
Renewal of LLP Registration 200.00/Partner
Amendment to LLP Registration 10.00

Plus $200 for each partner added by amendment

Correction to LLP Registration 15.00
Preclearance of any filing instrument 50 .00
For any other filing instrument  

Same fee as filing fee imposed for a similar instrument filed by a limited partnership

Expedited Processing Fee per document 25.00
   
Foreign  
Application for Registration of Foreign LLP

$200 for each partner in Texas, but not less than $200 nor more than $750

Renewal of Registration of Foreign LLP  

$200 for each partner in Texas, but not less than $200 nor more than $750

Amendment to Foreign LLP Registration 10 .00

Plus $200 for each partner added not to exceed 750

Correction to Foreign LLP Registration 15 .00
Withdrawal of Foreign LLP Registration 15 .00
Termination of Foreign Registered Entity 15 .00
Change of Registered Agent/Registered Office 15 .00
Change of Address by Registered Agent 15 .00
Resignation of Registered Agent No fee
Reinstatement after revocation of registration 75 .00
Preclearance of any filing instrument 50 .00
For any other filing instrument  

Same fee as filing fee imposed for a similar instrument filed by a limited partnership

Expedited Processing Fee per document 25.00
 

IX. Assumed Names
(Chapter 36, Texas Business & Commerce Code)

Assumed Name Certificate $25 .00
Abandonment of Assumed Name 10.00
Expedited Processing Fee per document 25.00
 

X. Registration of Financial Institutions

Texas Probate Code § 105A
Foreign Corporate Fiduciary No fee
   
Texas Finance Code § 201.102
Bank, Savings & Loan, Savings Bank, & Trust Co.
Application for Registration $750.00
Amended Registration 150.00
Change of Registered Agent/Office 15.00
Cancellation/Withdrawal of Registration 15.00
Reinstatement after revocation of registration 75.00
Preclearance of any filing instrument 50.00
Expedited Processing Fee per document 25.00
   
Credit Union  
Application for Registration $25.00

Amended Registration

25.00
Change of Registered Agent/Office 15.00
Cancellation/Withdrawal of Registration 5.00
Reinstatement after revocation of registration 5.00
Preclearance of any filing instrument 50.00
Expedited Processing Fee per document 25.00
 

XI. Appointment of Agent
(Unincorporated Nonprofit Associations & Texas Finance Code appointments under § 201.103)

Appointment of Agent $25.00
Amendment to Appointment of Agent 5.00
Resignation of Agent No fee
Cancellation of Appointment 5.00

Expedited Processing Fee per document

25.00
 

XII. Trademarks
(Chapter 16, Texas Business & Commerce Code)

Application for Registration $50.00
Renewal of Registration 25.00
Assignment of Registration 10.00
Recordation of Instrument Relating to Title 10.00
Change of Registrant Address No fee
Voluntary Cancellation of Registration No fee
 

XIII. Copies and Certificates

Certificate of Existence (Status) $15.00
Certificate of Fact 15.00
Apostille 15.00
Long Form Certificate of Existence

(Status plus list of filings)

25.00
Certified Copies $1.00/page plus 15 per certificate
Uncertified Copies (50 pages or less) .10 per page
Uncertified Copies (more than 50 pages) .15 per page
Fax Transmission of Certificates, Copies,  
Acknowledgements of Filing, etc. $2.00 per page
Expedited Processing Fee per certificate 10.00
 
XIV. Credit Card Payments

MasterCard, Visa, and Discover credit cards are accepted in payment of fees. Fees paid by credit card are subject to a statutorily authorized convenience fee of 2.7 percent of the total fees. When submitting a filing instrument by fax, credit card information must accompany the transmission (Form 807).

 

XV. Expedited Processing

A cover letter or cover sheet should accompany the filing instrument or order request and provide a daytime phone number and contact name. The cover must specifically request expedited processing. The document/order request will be processed by close of business on the business day following the day of receipt. Expedited processing is not provided for trademark documents.

 
Expedited Processing Fee per document 25.00
Expedited Processing Fee per certified copy/certificate of status or fact 10.00
 

XVI. Forms

The Secretary of State has promulgated forms for making certain filings. Use of these forms is not mandated. Forms are available online at www.sos.state.tx.us.

 

XVII. SOSDirect

Online access to the business entity and UCC databases is available through SOSDirect . The fees associated with an SOSDirect account are the fees imposed for a document filing, for copies and certificates ordered, and inquiries submitted. The cost of an inquiry is $1.00 per name searched. The $1.00 fee is not charged when the search is made when ordering copies/certificates or when making a document filing. There are no monthly subscription fees. For more information, please call (512) 475-2755 or visit our web site at www.sos.state.tx.us.

 

XVIII. Merger and Conversion Fees

The fee for the merger of a domestic filing entity must include the formation fee for each newly created domestic filing entity. For example, the total filing fee for the merger of a Texas corporation with a limited liability company that creates a new Texas limited partnership is $1050. When the converted entity (the entity after the conversion) is a Texas entity, the filing fee must include the fee for the formation of the converted domestic entity. For example, the total fee for converting a Texas corporation to a Texas limited liability company is $600.

 
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