Registered Agent Service

Accept legal and official documents for your business.

A registered agent (RA) acts as the state's means to communicate with a corporation or LLC. A Registered Agent will accept legal and official documents on behalf of a small business, organize the paperwork, and pass it along to the business owner.

What are the benefits of using a third-party registered agent service?

Added Freedom

Our registered agent service provides you with a physical address that is always available to accept important legal documents, so you won't need to worry about missing important paperwork when you're not at your place of business.

Added Privacy

Designating an RA allows entrepreneurs to receive additional privacy. A registered agent discretely accepts paperwork on your behalf and adds a layer of privacy between your business and the public because their address, not yours, is listed on the formation of documents.

Form your business in another state

Every business needs a registered agent with a physical address in the state of formation. We provide services in all 50 states, so you can start your business anywhere.

We take care of everything

Not only will we provide you with our registered agent services, we will also handle all the paperwork required to set up a registered agent for your business.

What is the purpose of a Registered Agent?

A registered agent (often referred to as an RA, and sometimes called a statutory or resident agent) is the person or legal entity responsible for receiving important legal documents on behalf of your business. Some of these documents may include franchise tax forms, annual reports, renewal reminders, and lawsuit paperwork. The RA will organize said documents and forward them along to the corporation or LLC so that nothing gets lost through the cracks. You may act as your own RA or work with a third party business.

Who can be a registered agent?

As mentioned above, you may act as your own RA (especially if you hold a position as a corporate officer or director) or work alongside a third party. In order to qualify as a registered agent, you must have a physical street address in the state of formation. A P.O. Box is not an acceptable form of an address. Registered agents must be available during general business hours to receive service of process and must also be a resident of the state. . It is perfectly legal to serve as your own registered agent, but using a third party for this important service is highly recommended. A third part RA is reliable, understands what they are doing, and helps keep track of legislative changes and requirements in the state.

What happens if I don't have a registered agent?

Most states require businesses to designate a registered agent in their formation state. For Corporations and LLCs formed on the state level, they are required to have a registered agent to remain compliant with the state law. If you do not have a registered agent, or try to avoid designating one, you company may incur penalties and the jurisdiction may even revoke your legal status. It's much better to designate a registered agent as soon as possible, since the service provides an added layer of privacy, extra security, and peace of mind for your small business.

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Frequently asked questions

A registered agent is an individual or entity designated by a Corporation or Limited Liability Company to accept official documents on behalf of the corporation.

Any entity conducting business must register to do business in that state, and may also have to designate a registered agent in that state as well. A registered agent may be required depending on the jurisdiction in which a company is incorporated or foreign qualified.

A Registered Agent acts as the representative for accepting Service of Process served upon the company. Service of Process is broadly construed to include any legal proceeding, legal notice, or official government communication presented to the company while it is within the jurisdiction of a state.

The failure to register and designate a registered agent may foreclose or hinder the company's ability to legally enter into contracts and gain access to the state courts. Moreover, it may subject the company to monetary, civil, and possibly criminal sanctions. Also, failure to maintain a registered agent may cause a company to fall out of "good standing" within the state. This will subject your license to do business within a state to forfeiture, with monetary penalties assessed to reinstate your company to a "good standing" again.