National & State

Business Structure and Name

http://governor.state.tx.us/ecodev/business_resources/sba_step1

  • Sole Proprietorships/General Partnerships

Assume Name Certificate or Doing Business As (DBA)—County Clerk’s Office

ECTOR COUNTY
Linda Haney, County Clerk
300 North Grant Ave #111
P.O. Box 707
Odessa, Texas 79760

(432) 498-4130

FAX: (432) 498-4177

http://www.co.ector.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/countyClerk.html

MIDLAND COUNTY
Cheryl Becker, County Clerk
500 N. Loraine St. 4th Floor
P.O. Box 1350
Midland, Texas 79702
(432)688-4401
FAX: (432) 688-4926
http://www.co.midland.tx.us/directory/location/ccdetail.asp?department=24

LLP’s, LLC’s, C Corporations and S Corporations
Corporations Section
Texas Secretary of State
P.O. Box 13697
Austin, Texas 78711-3697
(512) 463-5555
FAX: (512) 463-5709
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/index.shtml

**Partnerships—Contact an ATTORNEY to obtain legal advice and to draw up the
partnership agreement to determine the division of assets and liabilities**

Business Licenses and Permits
http://governor.state.tx.us/ecodev/business_resources/sba_step3

Health/Food Permit

  • Ector County Health Department
    221 N. Texas
    Odessa, TX 79761
    (432) 498-4141
  • Midland Health Department
    3303 West Illinois, Space 22
    (Inside Kingsway Mall)
    Midland, TX 79704
    (432) 681-7613

Planning & Development Services Center

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
District 1 TABC Office
6010 East Highway 191, Suite 234
Odessa, TX 79762
(432) 367-0760
Fax: (432) 367-0808
http://www.tabc.state.tx.us/

Federal Tax Identification Number or EIN (LLP’s, LLC’s, C Corp, partnerships or if you have employees)

IRS Office
1004 N. Big Spring
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 686-9977
Individuals 1-800-829-1040; Businesses 1-800-829-4933
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/index.html

–Self-Employment Taxes: pub 533, 505
–Federal Income Taxes: pub 17
–Employee Payroll Taxes: Circular E, pub 15(a)

Sales Taxes (Comptroller)

Employee Payroll Taxes (Texas Workforce Commission)

Texas Franchise Tax (Comptroller Office)