Change A Registered Agent
Registered agents are a very important piece in the large puzzle that is a corporation or limited liability company. If you’ve properly registered your business, you would have designated your registered agent at the time of filing the company’s formation paperwork.
The registered agent is the person who is appointed as the contact to receive important documents on behalf of the company, such as service of process for lawsuits. They also ensure compliance with annual report filing deadlines and receive other important notices for the company.
Reasons to Change A Registered Agent
There are many reasons an organization may want to change a registered agent. Perhaps the person they have designated as your initial registered agent has now left the company or you have chosen a person who doesn’t meet the requirements of being in the office during regular business hours. Or, it may be that the registered agent decided that they no longer wish for their permanent address to be on record.
It is also logical to realize that managing the aspects of being a registered agent is a lot more labor intensive than you originally thought and you’re ready to hire a registered agent service provider like DoMyLLC.
Whatever the reason may be, to change a registered agent is a relatively easy process, but you’ll want to ensure you make the changes properly, without missing a step. Note that some states require that the registered agent gives consent, so be aware that you cannot appoint a person or entity without their knowledge.
State Registered Agent Requirements
Having a reliable registered agent is crucial to ensure a company remains in compliance with state and government agencies. Although the basic requirements of the registered agent are very similar across all the states, the paperwork and filing fees are much different in each state. Filing the right paperwork and sending the right filing fee to the state is important to ensure there are no delays to change a registered agent. Click on the state below to find out more information on the registered agent requirements, forms and filing fees to change a registered agent in a certain state.
How to Change a Registered Agent
The first step is to determine the information that you need. Requirements vary from state to state, so go back to the agency that the original paperwork was filed (typically the Secretary of State), and determine what forms you need to make the change. Keep in mind that some states don’t require filing fees to make this change while others do.
Filing fees can vary and can change from year to year, starting as low as $0 and as high as $75 (nonprofit organizations typically have lower fees). You’ll want to be clear what the costs are associated with the change so that you include the right amount of money when filing to avoid a delay in processing.
Note that some states may require a change registered agent form as well as a form showing that the new agent consents to the role. Once the appropriate forms have been obtained (most states have downloadable files for ease of access), fill them all out as required and don’t forget to sign them. A signature will be key on the consent form.
Lastly, it’s time to file. Some states will offer online filing while others require that the forms be mailed in with the filing fee. If you feel more comfortable, some states will allow you to file and pay in person at the state’s business office.
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Changing your Registered Agent is simple. Using DoMyLLC makes things easier on you by taking care of the heavy lifting.
A Registered Agent is a person or authorized entity who can accept legal documents, tax documents and notifications from a government office on behalf of a Corporation or LLC.
The main function of the Registered Agent is to receive service of process (legal correspondence) on behalf of the company. If the company is being sued, the agent is the person that will receive the lawsuit.
The Registered Agent can be any individual (over the age of 18) or authorized entity that resides at a physical location within the state of filing. A P.O. box does not qualify.
The agent is responsible for legal correspondence which is handled during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
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