Business and Public Filings Division

The Business and Public Filings Division consists of four different sections. These sections maintain filings and records related to Texas corporations, financial and banking transactions, executive branch commissions, Legislative mandates, and other public organizations. For instance, if a Texan wants to form a corporation, he or she must file Articles of Incorporation and other information with the agency. If you are an athlete agent, the owner of a health spa, or an automobile club doing business in Texas, you must be registered with the Secretary of State.

The “Texas Register,” a weekly administrative law journal that publishes a myriad of official state rules, meetings, opinions and proclamations, is published by this division. And, if you want to use the State Seal of Texas for a commercial purpose, the Secretary of State must first give permission.