In the state of Texas, the basic cost of setting up an LLC is $300. This fee is paid to the Texas Department of State when you file your Articles of Organization. But in addition to that $300 filing fee, there are other ancillary fees involved in forming an LLC in Texas. We’ve got a concise list below—check it out, and if you have questions, reach out to one of our PRIME advisors for a free consultation

Texas LLC Filing Fee: $300

The Certificate of Formation (Form 205) is needed to form an LLC in Texas, which is filed with the Secretary of State. The office charges a $300 fee for completion and recording of this document.

Texas LLC Annual Report Fee: Free

The state requires all LLCs to fill out a franchise tax and annual report with the Secretary of State office. This form can be filed through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, by May 15. There is a $50 late fee for failure to file within the designated range. 

Texas LLC Registered Agent Fee: Varies ($39+) 

When deciding on who will be your LLCs registered agent, you can either file independently or with a service. Using a service would allow someone else to maintain due dates and records. 

The rate for registered agents begins at $39. 

Cost to Form a Foreign LLC in Texas: $750

If your LLC already exists in another state and will form in Texas, you need to register as a  foreign LLC in Texas.

The action is completed by filling out an Application for Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability (Form 304), which costs $750. 

Texas LLC Business Permits and Licenses

Each location and business industry requires different permits and licenses to legally operate in 

You can learn more about which one’s apply to your LLC by checking out the additional resources below, or scheduling a free consultation with our experts!. . 

Other Texas LLC Filing Costs

When forming an LLC, there are optional fees such as:

“Doing Business As” (DBA) Name

Obtain and file an Assumed Name Certificate to create a  separate name than your legal LLC name. This costs $25 to file.

Certified Document Copies 

You can get certified copies of your Texas business documents through the Secretary of State. This costs $30 to file. 

Certificate of Status 

The Texas certificate of good standing can be obtained through the Secretary of State office, which is used by banks and lending institutions. The cost to file is $15.

Costs to Register an LLC in Texas: Additional Resources