Texas LLC and Texas Corporation
Filed with the Texas Secretary of State Statutory Filings Division
Texas Corporation Names
The Texas Corporation name must include the word or an abbreviation of a word that indicates that the named entity is a corporation. Examples of a corporate name ending include “Incorporated,” ” Corporation ” or “Company.” The name cannot state or imply that the corporation is formed for a purpose other than what is permitted in the articles of incorporation. Also, the name cannot be the same or deceptively similar to any active domestic or foreign corporation or LLC filed with the state.
Texas Limited Liability Company (LLC) Names
The Texas Limited Liability Company (Texas LLC) must use the term “Limited Liability Company,” “Limited Company,” “LLC,” “LC,” “L.L.C.” or “L.C.” The word “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” And the word “Company” as “Co.” The name cannot state or imply that the LLC is formed for a purpose other than what is permitted in the articles of organization. Also, the name cannot be the same or deceptively similar to any active domestic or foreign corporation or LLC filed with the state.
A corporation must maintain a registered agent at all times to accept any important service of process from the state. The registered agent must be located and available during regular business hours at a legal address within the state. Texas prohibits the use of a P.O. Box as your registered agent’s address.
- Minimum Number – One or more.
- State Residence Requirements – None.
- Age Requirements – Directors must be a natural person at least 19 years of age.
- Directors are required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
Officers are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
Information regarding classes and series of shares, including rights and restrictions, and the number of shares of each class and series that the corporation is authorized to issue and those that the board of directors is allowed to change.
The stock transfer records must be kept at the principal corporate office.
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