Get a Registered Agent / Resident Agent
A Registered Agent, also known as a Resident Agent is likely required in the state where you conduct business, in order to accept legal and official documents on your behalf. Common documents collected by a registered agent might include legal notices such as court summons, tax notices, annual report forms, and more. When a registered agent is not maintained, penalties applied by the state will generally cause a revocation of your ability to conduct business in that state or even revocation of your LLC formation or business incorporation.
EZonlineFiling.com can provide you with Registered Agent service in all 50 states.
A registered agent can be either an individual or a company who is selected to receive and perhaps even send legal papers on behalf of a business. The registered agent must be registered with the Secretary of State where the LLC or corporation is conducting business. The articles of organization (in the case of an LLC) or the articles of incorporation (if it is for a corporation) must designate the registered agent, along with a physical address where these documents can be sent. Post office boxes are not allowed.
Check with the office of your Secretary of State for more information or just give us a call. We will be happy to answer any of your questions.
An expert in business practices created the simple process we use to help you with Registered Agent service. It was designed to be so easy that anyone could do it.
Here’s how it works:
- Speak with our specialist about your Registered Agent needs:
We will ask you simple questions related to your business to get your Registered Agent service established. This often takes as little as 10 minutes and will keep you from guessing whether you’ve done everything that’s needed.
- We file your Registered Agent paperwork with the state:
Once we have Step 1 completed, we will create the documents that the state requires for a Registered Agent. We give them a quality check to make certain your answers are accurately reflected and the actual filing with the state takes place.
- Final steps:
Once we receive confirmation from the state that your Registered Agent filing is complete, we will forward any related papers or directions straight to you.
Truly as easy as 1, 2, 3! All of the confusing processes related to your Registered Agent filing that happen in-between these three steps are handled by us. That’s the real magic of what we do!
Q: What is a Registered Agent / Resident Agent?
A: Generally, states require businesses to provide them with an address of record in every state where they do business to facilitate the receipt of legal documents and notices. The address or person who receives these notices must be in that state and they are referred to as the Registered Agent or Resident Agent. This can be cumbersome to accomplish on your own, which is why we provide this service in all 50 states.
Q: Do I need a Registered Agent Service?
A: Every state requires that you register to do business within that state and they generally require a resident agent for the purpose of receiving legal and official documents. Our Registered Agent Service is designed to help you with every step of this confusing process.
Q: What happens if I don’t designate a Registered Agent?
A: Failure to maintain a Registered Agent may cause you to fall out of good standing with the state. This could result in your company no longer being allowed to conduct business in that state as well as financial penalties imposed by the state. Falling out of good standing could result in your company being subject to civil and criminal sanctions, as well as financial losses.
Q: I am about to form an LLC. Is a LLC Registered Agent different?
A: A registered agent for a LLC is exactly the same as it is for other types of business entities. The registered agent of a LLC is a person or company who has been designated to receive notices form the state on behalf of your company.
Q: Can you give me a definition of a Registered Agent?
A: A Registered Agent, or Resident Agent as it is known in some states, is a person or company responsible for receiving a variety of notices from the Secretary of State. These notices might include legal notices such as court summons, tax notices, annual report forms, and more. If a registered agent is not maintained in the Secretary of State file for your business, penalties applied by the state will generally cause a revocation of your ability to conduct business in that state.