Compare Texas Registered Agents
Compare Texas registered agents before you hire one.
Consider why you have a registered agent in Texas for your company in the fist place.
Your Texas registered agent is your point of contact for:
- Citations and petitions when you are sued
- Notices from the Texas Secretary of State
- Notices from third parties, like creditors
- Junk mail
To compare Texas registered agents for your corporation or limited liability company we’ve made the list of things to consider below. While the registered agent is usually an afterthought for most people, you should give serious consideration to the following items when choosing:
1. How long has the company been around?
You don’t want a fly-by-night company. The registered agent will be the first point of contact for official business and if you’re sued. How bad would it be if you got sued, didn’t find out about it because the registered agent folded, and then had a judgment taken against you. Our law firm has been operating since 2003.
2. How does the company handle mail?
Most mail received by the registered agent is junk mail – will they save it and forward it to you or throw it away?
We throw junk mail away unless you tell us otherwise. Regular mail (bills, invoices, etc) should not be sent to us as we do not forward that kind of mail.
3. How does the company handle official mail?
The rubber meets the road when citations are served, return-receipt mail comes in the door, or government notices arrive. Will the registered agent scan and email them to you? Will they overnight them to you? Will they mail them to you? How quickly? Who pays and what are the fees?
We will scan and email you official notices. We will also call you if a lawsuit is served. You will be liable for overnight shipments or mailings at the cost we incur on your behalf.
4. What if you are sued?
The timing to file an answer is critical when you are sued. Delay is not an option. We can review the petition, tell you when the answer is due, and possibly file an answer on your behalf (Texas only).
5. What is the cost?
Our fee in Texas is $100 per year (with extra fees for overnight delivery or forwarding mail). That fee has not changed since we started the registered agent service in 2007.
6. What is their reputation?
Check their rating and reputation. Ask around. You’ll see that we are the top rated service in Texas.
So what happens if you hire a non-attorney to act as your registered agent in Texas and you get sued?
The company will overnight you the citation and petition. You then have to call or go online to find a lawyer in Texas to file an answer for you.
In the meantime, you lose valuable time to respond. In Texas, you generally have 20 days + the next Monday to answer, but the time will fly by faster than you anticipate. In addition, you may have to find a specialist for your suit and you may not know you need one until you have gone through several attorneys, losing more time. This of course, adds stress which you don’t need.
When you hire us to be your Texas registered agent, we will:
- Scan the petition and email it to you
- Review the petition and let you know if you need a specialist to file an answer
- Let you know if we can file an immediate answer for you
- File an immediate answer for you, even if you later decide to hire another attorney to represent you (separate agreement and fee required for legal services)
- Overnight the citation and suit to you if you so desire (at your expense)
You simply cannot get that service from just any registered agent. Consider that our prices are extremely competitive and it’s really a no-brainer when you compare Texas registered agents.
”Very prompt on sending letters from state. Highly recommend”A. ReddyAravinda Pulakurthi MD PA
”Great very Dependable”S. McClaryMcClary Trucking Inc.
”The Texas Registered Agents services have been excellent, kind, prompt, and very resourceful. Thank you for all your help.”d. padillaATX CINEMA LLC
”Since it has been uneventful it is great!”C. BarberWillaKenzie Estate, Inc.
”Sends out useful information in newsletters, and keeps us up to date on any issues that might be going on in Texas that would effect our business.”D. MontgomeryFMC Transport Inc.
”I have enjoyed the messages and the interesting info sent to us by our registered agent. The previous agent I had never kept in touch nor did he tell us when he was no longer going to be our registered agent. We found out the hard way.” It is a... read moreS. LindsaySmithco Construction, Inc.
”Very happy with services. Mr. Traub has always answered any questions timely and in a professional manner.”K. Burns4B Interests, LLC
A+ service! Andrew and Rapid Registered Agent have been great assets to my businesses. Andrew is always professional, reliable and sends timely reminders and updates. He's also made himself available via email and phone for questions. I recommend him without reservation and will continue to hire him as my Registered Agent.Nicole Sallie FranklinAttorney, N.S. Franklin Law, PLLC
”services excellent”N. ReyesREYAM INC.
”’The Traub Law Office’ provides an excellent ’Registered Agent Service’ and I would recommend their service to anyone forming a business entity in Texas. They are always helpful and furnish a lot of the best information in a timely way regarding your entity when available. The annual rate was also... read moreD. Lacy IIITexas Property Tax Appeals, LLC
”Fortunately, I haven’t needed to actively utilize Traub’s services for much. I did receive one piece of correspondence at their office, and it was promptly forwarded to me. Other than that, they’re there if we need them, and at a reasonable annual rate!”Jennifer BierdsCountry Swank
”So far I have been very pleased with the service provided by your law firm.”L. Srubasmbq food concepts, inc
”Andrew Traub and his team serve as an exceptional Registered Agent through performing highly skilled and efficient duties on behalf of their clients.”A. FraverChampion Net Systems LLC
”Andrew did an excellent service for me. He carefully carried out all necessary registration procedures, answered all my questions and promptly forwarded me documents.I found reliable partner and professional advisor in my business start-up in Austin, TX. Andrew is strongly recomended person to make business with.”Kirill Slivchikov7Spring Technology
”The Traub Law Office is simply the best and the highest rated Registered Agent Service in Texas. As a happy customer, I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great law firm. With an outstanding reputation, Mr. Andrew Traub and his excellent team are just wonderful. They are... read moreJ. WalkerARINCO Technologies Inc.