A Mississippi Registered Agent is a designated entity responsible for receiving crucial legal documents and state communications on behalf of your business – explore the essential role of a registered agent in maintaining your company's compliance and ensuring timely responses to important matters.
Before you can form a limited liability company (LLC) in Mississippi, you’ll need to appoint a registered agent. But what is a registered agent? What are they required to do, and who can be one?
A registered agent is an individual or company that is designated by the entity to receive important legal documents on behalf of the business. This position is needed because it helps ensure that the correct people within an LLC are notified in the event of time-sensitive events, such as service of process for lawsuits, important tax notices, and garnishment notices against employees.
A Mississippi LLC must have a registered agent and must confirm this with the state, as per MS Code § 79-35-5 (2019). The filing must give:
Mississippi also allows separate registration for commercial registered agent services. This allows those looking to form LLCs an easy way to find a company that can act as their registered agent. MS Code § 79-35-6 (2019).
Many business owners decide to use a registered agent service instead of being their own agent. Here are some of the reasons to consider hiring a service to act as a registered agent:
You’ll need to name your registered agent when you complete the official paperwork with the state to form your LLC, so you’ll need to decide who your registered agent or registered agent service will be before then. Of course, you need to inform whomever you’re appointing and get their permission to serve in that role.
Disclaimer: The content on this page is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.
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