Form 505--General Information (Application for Renewal of Registration of an Entity Name)
The attached form is drafted to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant code provisions. This form and the information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an attorney and tax specialist.
Commentary Sections 5.151 to 5.154 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC) govern registration of entity names. The following organizations may register their names: (1) any organization authorized to do business in Texas as a bank, trust company, savings association or insurance company, or (2) any foreign filing entity not registered to do business in Texas. The registration of a name is effective for one year unless the entity files an earlier written notice of withdrawal. An application for registration of an entity name may be renewed for successive one-year periods if an application for renewal of name registration is filed during the 90-day period preceding the expiration of that registration. The filing fee for an application to renew a name registration is $40. Use this form to renew an existing registration. Instructions for Form
Entity Information: Set forth the entity name for which the renewal of the registration is submitted. In addition, set forth the date of filing and file number of the registration being renewed. Entity Address: Set forth a street or mailing address at which the entity may be contacted. Jurisdiction and Date of Formation: Set forth the date of formation of the organization and the state or country under whose laws the organization is formed. Nature of Business: Set forth a brief statement of the nature of the organization's business. Certification of Existence: By signing the application for renewal of name registration, the person signing is certifying that the organization validly exists and is doing business under the laws of its jurisdiction of formation. In this item, check the applicable box to indicate the nature of the organization. If no box applies, check "other foreign organization" and specify the organization type in the space provided. Execution: A governing person or managerial official of the entity must sign the application for renewal of name registration. Before signing, please read the statements on this form carefully. A person commits an offense under section 4.008 of the BOC if the person signs or directs the filing of a filing instrument the person knows is materially false with the intent that the instrument be delivered to the secretary of state for filing. The offense is a Class A misdemeanor unless the person's intent is to harm or defraud another, in which case the offense is a state jail felony. Payment and Delivery Instructions: The filing fee for a renewal of application for registration of an entity name is $40. Fees may be paid by personal checks, money orders, LegalEase debit cards, or MasterCard, Visa, and Discover credit cards. Checks or money orders must be payable through a
U.S. bank or financial institution and made payable to the secretary of state. Fees paid by credit card are subject to a statutorily authorized convenience fee of 2.7 percent of the total fees. Submit the completed form in duplicate along with the filing fee. The form may be mailed to P.O. Box 13697, Austin, Texas 78711-3697; faxed to (512) 463-5709; or delivered to the James Earl Rudder Office Building, 1019 Brazos, Austin, Texas 78701. If a document is transmitted by fax, credit card information must accompany the transmission (Form 807). On filing the document, the secretary of state will return the appropriate evidence of filing to the submitter together with a filestamped copy of the document, if a duplicate copy was provided as instructed.
Form 505 (Revised 01/06) Return in duplicate to: Secretary of State P.O. Box 13697 Austin, TX 78711-3697 512 463-5555 FAX 512 463-5709 Filing Fee: $40
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Application for Renewal of Registration of An Entity Name Entity Information
The organization named below is authorized to do business in Texas as a bank, trust company, savings association, or insurance company, or is a foreign filing entity not registered to do business in Texas, and submits this application to renew its registration of its name under section 5.155 of the Texas Business Organizations Code.
The date of filing of the registration being renewed is:
The file number of the registration being renewed is:
Street or Mailing Address
Jurisdiction and Formation
The organization was formed on
under the laws of
State or Country
Nature of Business
The nature of the organization's business is:
Certification of Existence
The undersigned authorized person certifies that the organization validly exists and is doing business under the laws of its jurisdiction of formation as a: (Check applicable box. If "other foreign organization", specify
organization type in space provided.)
Foreign For-profit Corporation Foreign Nonprofit Corporation
Foreign Limited Liability Company Foreign Limited Partnership
Insurance Company Trust Company
Foreign Professional Corporation Foreign Professional Association Other Foreign Organization
Foreign Cooperative Association Bank
The undersigned signs this document subject to the penalties imposed by law for the submission of a materially false or fraudulent instrument. Date:
Signature and title of authorized person