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