Help Filling Out Form 205 “Application” for Limited Liability Company

texas llc formation

When you’re ready to turn your business into a registered company with the state, most people will fill out Form 205.

The problem is the instructions provided by the Texas Secretary of State are vague and somewhat confusing.

This is why I create the Texas LLC Guide.

In my guide, I show DIYers how to file with the SOS themselves without paying the high fees of filing services.

And the beauty is nothing is complicated or takes hours to figure out.

For 2018, I’ve even added a video where I walk you step by step through each question or prompt on Form 205.

The most common questions are all answered:

Under Article 1 – Entity Name and Type, should I use “limited liability company,” “limited company,” or an abbreviation like LLC?

What do I put for Registered Agent and Registered Office?

Should I be my own registered agent?

Can I use a PO Box address?

Under Article 3—Governing Authority when should I put member managed and when should I choose manager managed?

What should I put in the Supplemental Provisions/Information blank?

Who should I put as organizer?

You do not need a lawyer or attorney to file this form for you. The questions on Form 205 (and Form 206 for those filing for a professional limited liability company or PLLC) are for you to answer and are based on your situation.

Unless your organization is more complex or you have some special legal question holding you up, you don’t need a lawyer or professional filing service to assist you.

The questions on Form 205 are all fact based informational questions that will be asked of you whether or not you hire a filing service.

What you may need is better instructions or explanations on what each question or prompt is asking and that’s where my Texas LLC Guide makes your life easier.

My name is Kris Rivenburgh and I am a licensed attorney in Texas. To buy my guide, go to and add it to the cart.

It’s cheap. It’s simple and easy. And it’s instantly downloadable. You’ll be emailed a copy of the guide along with a password to watch the video explanation.

This video is much more helpful than any of the free videos you’ll find on YouTube.


Kris Rivenburgh

Texas Attorney Kris Rivenburgh wrote The Texas LLC Guide to help people save money and understand LLC formation/maintenance better.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:

0 comments… add one

Leave a Comment