Why Do I Need a Registered Agent?

Why Do I Need a Registered Agent?

QuestionsCategory: Legal helpWhy Do I Need a Registered Agent?
Guest asked 53 years ago
Do I Need a Registered Agent for my non-profit organization or business?

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NW answered 1 year ago
A registered agent is an individual or business you appoint to receive service of process (legal notices) on your business’s behalf. Every state requires an LLC or a corporation to have a registered agent if the business operates there, though some states refer to the position by different names (such as an agent for service of process, a resident agent, or a statutory agent).

A registered agent must maintain a physical location in the state, called a registered office, and the registered agent must be available at that location to receive service of process and other official state documents during normal business hours.

In general, states require LLCs and corporations to appoint registered agents to keep a channel of communication open between the state and every business within its jurisdiction.

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