Satisfy your legal requirement to have a permanent physical office so your business stays in good standing with the state and avoids any penalties or fines.
Many companies with store fronts use a registered agent service to ensure they don't receive any embarrassing legal or tax notices at your place of business.
As your registered agent, we'll accept your important legal documents and store them in your dashboard so you can view, download, or print them anytime online.
Our registered agent service is offered only to limited liability companies (LLCs) and corporations in all 50 states and is only available for new business formations, existing businesses, and self-filers. It is not available for professional limited liability companies (PLLCs), professional corporations (PCs), and nonprofits (NPs).
Keep in mind that our registered agent service represents your business and not any person(s) associated with the business or your ZenBusiness account.
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We have a page dedicated to explaining what a registered agent is. Depending on the state, a registered agent may also be known as a resident agent or statutory agent. If you need more information about what this agent does, then read on.
A registered agent acts as a liaison between your business and another party. Their main responsibility is to receive legal documents and pass them on to you (the business owner) or another appropriate person.
Although a registered agent’s responsibility sounds easy, remember that certain legal notices have deadlines. If a registered agent neglects to pass these forms on to the appropriate person in a timely manner, then you, your business, and business partners might end up dealing with further legal issues.
State agencies require LLCs, corporations, and other formal business entities to appoint and maintain a registered agent when they form their business. General partnerships and sole proprietorships aren’t required to have one.
You’ll need to appoint a registered agent for your business when you file your official paperwork with your state or appropriate agency that handles business registrations. The application will have a section where you’ll mark your agent’s name and information.
Keep in mind the following:
Legally, yes, you can be your own registered agent for your business so long as you abide by the requirements set by your state or agency that handles business registrations. However, the business itself cannot be its own registered agent.
On the other hand, being your own registered agent may not be the best course of action. After all, if you’re served with a legal notice, lawsuit, or subpoena, it’ll be delivered in-person to you at your business. And this may not look good in front of customers. Save yourself the trouble and have us help you. Learn the steps on how to find a registered agent.
If you’re looking to streamline your business formation efforts, then we want to help. A registered agent is just one of many services we offer to help you start your business. We also have additional services to help you run and grow your business. If you’d like more information about our registered agent service or are ready to move forward, then get started today.