Registered Agent Services
CorpNet can serve as your company’s registered agent in all 50 states. Our services are fast, affordable, and guaranteed. You’ll also have access to a real human who can help you along your entrepreneurship journey.
What is a Registered Agent?
A registered agent, sometimes referred to as a resident agent or an agent for service of process, is a person or company officially recognized by the state that resides within the state of incorporation and is designated by the corporation or LLC to accept service of process on behalf of the company. This may be an individual or another business entity that has a physical location in the state of incorporation.
Please note that a Post Office Box or other “mail service” is usually not sufficient to qualify as a registered agent. The agent is responsible for accepting official notices from the Secretary of State and service of process in the event the corporation is sued.
CorpNet is Your Trusted Filing Expert and Guide
If you wish to keep your company’s address information confidential, designating CorpNet to act as your registered agent affords you that extra added layer of privacy. CorpNet can serve as your company’s registered agent for service of process in any state for an annual fee of $149 per year with service that is fast, reliable, and affordable.
And remember, our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We make everything easy for you so that you can focus on what you do best – running your business!
If you have a large number of companies or locations, visit our bulk registered agent services page to view our volume discounts.
Registered Agent FAQ’s
Why do I have to have a Registered Agent?
The Registered Agent must be available Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the location specified on your articles in order to accept service of process.
The registered agent’s name and address are public information. If you wish to keep your company’s address information confidential, designating CorpNet™ to act as your registered agent affords you that extra added layer of privacy.
What Does a Registered Agent Do?
Some examples of the documentation a registered agent (also sometimes referred to as a “resident agent” or “statutory agent”) will receive for you include:
- Official federal and state correspondence
- Subpoenas for information
- Tax notices from the IRS and local tax authorities
- Summonses to appear in court
- Wage garnishment notices when ordered to withhold a portion of your employee’s wages and send it directly to a person or organization to which that worker owes money
- Corporate filing notifications
Important paperwork, as mentioned above, will be delivered to your registered agent’s physical location (not a post office box) in the state where you operate your business.
If a Corporation does business in more than one state, is it required to designate a registered in those states as well?
If your corporation is “qualified” to do business in other states, those states will generally require a registered agent in that state. For example, if your California Corporation has filed the necessary paperwork in Nevada to conduct business in the State of Nevada, the state of Nevada will require a Nevada registered agent. This may be an individual or another business entity that has a physical location in the state of Nevada.
What if a corporation does not designate or does not renew its a registered agent services?
All corporations incorporated (formed) are required by law to have a registered agent. If you do not pay the fee charged by your designated registered agent (or otherwise have a registered agent), your corporation may be considered defunct by the Secretary of State and lose corporate status. This should be updated annually and/or whenever there is a change.
Why Choose CorpNet?
A Fast, Reliable, & Hassle-Free Experience.
Founded by husband and wife lawyers/entrepreneurs, the core team at CorpNet have formed over 100,000 corporations and LLCs for their clients since 1997.
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Here’s what sets us apart from our competition – All pricing is displayed clearly, upfront, and with itemized details. No so-called “free” services from third parties trying to up-sell you or your clients unwanted services. No hidden subscriptions and surprise charges.
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