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Owning a business is complicated enough, and staying on top of your legal documents just adds to your stress. Nearside Registered Agent services help you avoid complications or errors, giving you accuracy, convenience, and reassurance to help manage your important legal documents

What is a registered agent service?

LLCs and corporations are required to name a registered agent to receive legal communications and other documents on behalf of the business. A registered agent is sometimes called a statutory agent or agent for service of process. In some cases, small businesses name an owner or employee as the registered agent. However, it is usually better to use a company that provides registered agent service to ensure accuracy and compliance.

Does my business need a registered agent service?

Yes, every LLC or corporation is required to have an official Registered Agent in every state where it does business. A Registered Agent acts as a permanent physical presence in the state. The Registered Agent address is where the state government can contact your business with legal and tax content, including but not limited to notices of litigation, franchise tax forms, and mandatory annual report forms.

Why use a registered agent service:

Clean Paperwork

Ensures no mistakes are made in your files to keep your paperwork compliant.

Ensures legal compliance for your business

Avoid issues with the state. Avoid the risk and penalties of non-compliance.

Get peace of mind

Save the headache and spend more time on your business.

Get flexibility with filing your LLC in other states

This is key if your company does business in multiple states. 

Privacy benefit to separate your business and personal address

if you use your personal address, that becomes accessible to public record.

What Nearside Registered Agent Services offer:

Affordable pricing, just $99/year to handle all of your documents
We handle your paperwork with thorough accuracy
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Frequently asked questions

What are the requirements for being a registered agent?

A registered agent must be available during regular business hours to accept mail and court documents on your behalf. An adult or authorized business can act as your registered agent, as long as they have a physical address (not a PO box) in the state where your LLC was registered.

How do I choose a registered agent for my LLC?

In addition to meeting the requirements above, your registered agent should be a business or individual that you trust to handle all of your important documents.

If you are going to be operating in multiple states, registered agent services should act as your agent in each state.

When should I appoint my registered agent?

A registered agent must be appointed when you file your LLC formation documents with the state. If you choose Nearside for registered agent services, we will handle this step when forming your LLC.

Can I change my registered agent?

Yes. You will need to file paperwork and, in some states, pay a fee to change your registered agent.

You can learn more about the process in your specific state by visiting the Small Business Administration and following the links to your state’s website, where you can find more information and any forms you’ll need.

Can you be your own registered agent?

You can appoint yourself, or in many states your business, to act as your registered agent. Appointing yourself as a registered agent saves you money, but it has its drawbacks. For instance:

  • If your business has no physical address, you will have to list your home address. This means that your home address will be part of your business’s public records on file with the state.
  • You must be available in your business’s physical location during business hours to receive mail. If you spend a significant amount of time outside of your office or storefront, or travel often, you will not be able to receive mail.
  • Registered agents often receive junk mail in addition to important documents. If you don’t want to sift through this mail, registered agent services can handle it for you.

What is the name and address of my registered agent?

When you choose Nearside registered agent services, the name and address of your registered agent will be listed in your confirmation email.

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