Form 502 Name Registration

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Form 502 Name Registration

 

INSTRUCTIONS: TEXAS APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF AN ENTITY NAME (Form 502)

 

 

Banks, trust companies, savings associations, insurance companies, and foreign filing entities may use a Texas Form 502 to register their name. This document is processed by the Texas Secretary of State and made available on their website. This can be filed by mail or in person at the address provided in the instructions, or faxed to the number given in the instructions.

 

Texas Application For Registration Of An Entity Name 502 Step 1: Prior to completing the form, visit the URL given in the instructions to research whether your name is available. You may also contact the office of the Secretary of State to request a preliminary determination on the availability of your chosen name. Note that a final determination cannot be made until you have filed your form 502.

 

Texas Application For Registration Of An Entity Name 502 Step 2: Give your business address under "Entity Address."

 

Texas Application For Registration Of An Entity Name 502 Step 2: Give the date of the formation of this business and the state which had jurisdiction over it where indicated.

 

Texas Application For Registration Of An Entity Name 502 Step 3: Explain the nature of your business where indicated.

 

Texas Application For Registration Of An Entity Name 502 Step 4: Indicate with a check mark the category of your business under the section headed "Certification of Existence."

 

Texas Application For Registration Of An Entity Name 502 Step 5: Sign and date the last page. 

 

Texas Application For Registration Of An Entity Name 502 Step 6: File the document with the office of the Texas Secretary of State. A $40 filing fee will be assessed. This may be paid with checks, money orders, debit or credit card. The form should be submitted in duplicate. 

 

Texas Application For Registration Of An Entity Name 502 Step 7: Once approved, this application will be effective for a year unless cancelled earlier. An application can be renewed for successive one-year periods as long as a renewal form is filed in the 90 day period prior to the expiration of the application. Once the form  has been processed, the office of the Secretary of State will return a file-stamped copy of the duplicate copy of the application.


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