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How to Change Registered Agent in Texas LLC

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Texas LLC Change of Registered Agent/Office

Are you a business owner looking for Texas LLC Change of Registered Agent/Office? With the ever-changing nature of business, sometimes it’s important to Change Registered Agent your LLC to ensure the most accurate records are kept.

There are various ways to do this based on your state.
This guide will walk you through the steps to correctly do this for yourself in Texas:

Fill out Form 401

This form is available here for download. Once downloaded, fill it out like so:

To Change the Registered Agent information, follow the instructions below:
1. Entity Information (Sections 1-3)
(a) The statement of change must contain the legal name of the entity or entities represented by the registered agent.
(b) It is recommended that the file number assigned to the represented entity by the secretary of state be provided to facilitate processing of the document.
(c) The entity type must be shown for the entity listed. An attachment to the form is provided for listing additional entities.
4. List the New Registered Agent Name and Address - The filing entity cannot act as its own registered agent.
5. Effectiveness of Filing: Filing date/future date (back-dating is not allowed)
6. Digital/Wet signature of authorized person
7. Printed or typed name of authorized person

There's multiple ways to submit this form - online, by mail, via fax, in-person.

Submit it online

To Change the Registered Agent information online, follow the instructions below:

1. Go to SOS Upload website
2. Payment information
- Contact Name:
- Email address
3. How will you be paying for the filing?
- using funds in account
- by Credit Card (AmEx, Discover, Mastercard, VISA)
4. Entity Information
- Filing Number (check your Certificate of Formation, upper-right hand side)
- Entity Name (this is auto-filled once you provide the Filing Number)
- Entity Type (this is auto-filled once you provide the Filing Number)
- Filing Type: Change of Registered Agent/Office

Submit it by mail

To Change the Registered Agent information by mail, follow the instructions below:
1. Print the form (two copies) and sign.
2. Payment methods accepted:
- personal checks
- money orders
- LegalEase debit cards
- credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa)
3. Checks or money orders must be made payable to the Secretary of State
4. Mail the completed form in duplicate along with the filing fee to:
P.O. Box 13697
Austin, Texas 78711-3697


  1. Prepare by choosing a Name and Registered Agent
  2. File Certificate of Formation with the State of Texas
  3. Apply for an EIN with the IRS
  4. Obtain an Operating Agreement
  5. Handle Ongoing Texas Compliance and Maintenance
  1. Change Entity Name for your Texas LLC
  2. Change Registered Address for your Texas LLC
  3. How to maintain your Texas LLC

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