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Expedited document filing and search service

Most projects just $20

Turn to Lawyer's Aid Service as your savvy partner for quick, accurate document filing, search, retrieval, and certification at governmental agencies. Lawyer's Aid Service speeds the filing and retrieval of public records from state and federal agencies for company dissolutions, reinstatements, good standings, notary and apostille, court, appellate, and bankruptcy, birth and death certificates, UCC searches, and many more.

Since 1980 our staff has had continuous experience and relationships with Texas agencies and has built expertise on their procedures, which our clients find valuable.

Order your filing or retrieval in three easy steps

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Assemble the relevant information.

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Email us with the needed details at maindesk@LawyersAidService.com. Or you can contact Lawyer's Aid Service by calling (888) 474-2112 or faxing (888) 474-4218.

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If more details are needed, we'll contact you.

Common filings and document retrievals

Turnaround for many projects is 1-2 business days. Times specified below are in business days. Same-day turnaround requires that the order reaches us by noon; else it becomes next-day turnaround

Type of filing or retrieval Turnaround State fees Our fee
Amendment 1-2 days

most entities: $175;

non-profit: $50;
LLP: $35 + $200/add'l partner

$20
Assumed name, state 1-2 days $50 $20
Assumed name, county 1-2 days Travis; others vary

Travis County: $14;

other counties: typically $9-$14

Travis: $30; other: $20;
Certifying Secretary of State filings for use outside the US

1-2 days

authentication: $50 + $1/copied page; Authenticated Certificate of Existence: $50 $20
Change of registered agent to Lawyer's Aid Service 1-2 weeks free RA service fees only ($120/yr)
Change of registered agent or registered office 1-2 days $30-$40 $20
Conversion of business entity type 1-2 days $300 + fee for the new formation $50
Register an out-of-state ("foreign") entity in Texas 1-2 days $775 usually, plus any late-filing penalty $20-$40
Corporate information and copies 1-2 days plain copies: 10¢/page plain;
certified: $25 + $1/page certified
$20
Corrections of Secretary of State filings 1-2 days $40 (or LLP $175, amendment only) $20
DBA, state—see Assumed name, state      
DBA, county—see Assumed name, county      
Dissolution of a company— see Termination and Withdrawal      
Existence, Certificate of

same day;

1 day if long

regular form: $25

long form: $35

$20
Fact, Certificate of 1 day $25 $20
Good Standing, Certificate of (Franchise Tax Account Status) same day free, including optional tax reports (We will contact you prior to advancing any franchise tax fees.) $20
Name reservation 1-2 days first 120 days: $65;
each 120 days thereafter: $65
$20 each filing
Reinstatement 1-3 days

generally $25-$250 +

franchise tax owed +

$60/each PA report needed

$20-$50 + $20/each PA report needed
Termination, domestic entity 1-3 days

most entities: $65;

non-profit: $30;

LLP: $40

$20-$30
Termination, foreign entity 1-2 days

most entities: $40; non-profit: $30

$20
Withdrawal, foreign entity 1-3 days

most entities: $40; non-profit: $30

$20-$30
Type of filing or retrieval

Turnaround

State fees Our fee
Accident report, vehicle 4-6 weeks

$6 plain copy: $6;

$8 certified copy: $8

$20
Adoption certificate filing varies $25 + $22 for a new birth certificate $30
Apostille same day

$15/doc;
$10/doc if for an adoption

$20 for first 5, $1/doc for rest
Bank or S&L Certificate of Existence varies $20/certificate $20
Bank, information on state banks varies

plain copies: 10¢/page;

certificate: $20 + $1/certified copy page; agency may charge personnel fees for longer projects

$20
Bankruptcy copies same day

plain copies: 38¢/page;
docket: 50¢/page

$20
Birth certificate 1 day

plain: $22;

heirloom style: $60

$30 for one; $15 each for multiple
Certifying state filings for use outside the US varies

certification:

$25 + $1/certified page;

Certificate of Existence: $25; apostille: $25

$20-$40
Death certificate (or letter evidencing death) 1 day

first certificate: $20

+ $3/each additional certificate if for same individual

$30
Divorce records

1 day state;

others vary

state: $20;

counties: varies

$30 state;

$20-$30 in Travis Co.;

other co's vary

Divorce decree, certified copy

1 day Travis;

others vary

Travis Co.: $5/certificate + $1/page; varies in other counties

$20 Travis Co.;

other co's vary

Insurance Dept., Certificate of Authority, Good Standing, Existence, Compliance varies varies $20
Insurance Dept, agent's license certificate or letter of certification same day $11 each $20
Marriage records

1 day state;

others vary

state: $20;

counties: varies

$30 state;

$20-$30 in Travis Co.;

other co's vary

Marriage license, certified copy

1 day Travis;

others vary

Travis Co.: $5/certificate + $1/page; varies in other counties

$20 Travis Co.;

other co's vary

Notary certificate same day $15/doc;
$10/doc if for an adoption
$20 for first 5, $1/doc for rest
Public Utility Commission record varies varies $20
Real Estate Commission filing or record varies varies $20
UCC filing 2-3 days

if 1-2 pages: $30;
if 3+ pages: $45

$20
UCC search 1 day

plain list: $1;

plain copies: 10¢/page;

certified runsheet: $30

$10/name
UCC search, certified copies 1-2 days $25 + $1/page $10/name
Vehicle title history

varies

long title: $6.75;

short title: $2.30

$30
Type of filing or retrieval Turnaround State fees Our fee
Criminal record search, Travis County 1 day See Travis County Court, Travis County District Court, and Travis County Justice of the Peace Court $20
Court of Criminal Appeals 1 day

plain copies: 18¢/page + tax; certified copies: varies

$20
Supreme Court of Texas 1 day

Attorney Certificate of Good Standing: $10; plain copies: 15¢/page + tax; certified copies: varies

$20
Third Court of Appeals 1 day plain copies: 18¢/page + tax; certified copies: varies $20
Travis County Court 1 day plain copies: 25¢/page + tax; certificate: $5 + $1/page for certified copies $20
Travis County District Court 1 day plain copies: $1/page + tax; certificate: $1 + $1/page for certified copies $20
Travis County Justice of the Peace Court 1 day plain copies: 10¢/page + tax; certified copies: varies $20
U.S. Federal Western District Court 1 day plain copies: 50¢/page + tax; certified copies: varies $20

How else can we help you?

We are happy to serve as your courier service of choice in the Austin area. Not only do we transport documents, we can even serve as transportation for our clients themselves, traveling to and from the airport and the state offices.

If you have needs not listed above, please call us at (888) 474-2112 to find out how we can help you.

What about filings in other states?

Lawyer's Aid Service has performed hundreds of filings and formations in other states and is ready to assist on yours. Filing fees vary among states. Call or email us to get started.

How to order an expedited document search

Email the details of your order to maindesk@
LawyersAidService.com

Call us with the information at (888) 474-2112.