Register Business Name with the State

Once the legal structure of the business has been determined, and if a separate business name will be used, the business name must be registered with the Secretary of State and/or the county clerk’s office. All businesses operating in Texas as limited partnerships, registered limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, professional corporations, non-profit corporations, and professional associations must register with the Secretary of State. If a corporation will transact business under names other than that stated in the articles of incorporation, the corporation must file an Assumed Name Certificate with the Secretary of State, and with the county clerk in which the principal office and registered office of the corporation are located.

Secretary of State
Corporations Section
P.O. Box 12887
Austin, Texas 78711-3697
(512) 463-5701
www.sos.state.tx.us