A registered agent is a business or individual who serves as a company’s representative. They are typically tasked with accepting documents on the LLC’s behalf, including official government correspondence. This can include service of process notices, tax information, communication from the Secretary of State, and notices of lawsuits. A Connecticut Registered agent acts as a middle-man, as it is their job to see that members of the LLC receive these documents.
Connecticut Registered Agent Requirements For an Individual
A Connecticut Registered agent must meet multiple requirements as defined by the Secretary of State’s office.
- If an individual, the individual must be a resident of Connecticut
- The individual must be at least 18 years of age
- An individual must provide the complete street address of his or her business and a Connecticut resident address.
- A principal of the business entity may serve as the registered agent
Connecticut Registered Agent Requirements For A Company
The Secretary of State’s office also permits businesses to elect a third-party company to serve as their Connecticut registered agent.
- Any business which has obtained a certificate of authority to transact business in Connecticut, and has a Connecticut address on file with the Secretary of State’s office, may serve as a company’s registered agent
- The business entity may not appoint itself as its registered agent
DoMyLLC Can Serve As Your Connecticut Registered Agent
It’s critical that new business owners find a Connecticut registered agent upon who they can trust and rely. At DoMyLLC, we offer registered agent services to those looking to file as an LLC or corporation in the state of Connecticut. When hiring us to serve as a registered agent, business owners can rest assured that they are receiving reliable, professional services, including:
- A physical address in the state of Connecticut, meeting requirements set forth by the Secretary of State’s Office.
- An office available during business hours from Monday through Friday. We can accept all legal correspondence for a company.
- A secure online account where business owners can manage your documents.
- An innovative management system design making it easier than ever for business owners to handle all legal correspondence, even if they’re not in the state.
- A compliance reminder system that informs business owners when annual report filings are due, ensuring they never miss a deadline.
- A compliance calendar, which is an easy-to-view method that allows owner to track when annual reports are due.
- A vast document library that includes both state and internal paperwork for Corporations and LLC
- Links to state and government agencies
- Unlimited document storage
If businesses in Connecticut miss important deadlines, such as annual report filings, they could be subject to harsh penalties. When hiring DoMyLLC as a Connecticut registered agent, business owners can trust that their information will be uploaded to the online management system immediately upon delivery and that they will never miss an important deadline. DoMyLLC allows business owners to focus on running their business instead of having to burden themselves with compliance paperwork.
How To Change Your Connecticut Registered Agent
If you are a business owner in the state of Connecticut who is not satisfied with the registered agent currently representing your company, it’s possible that you can make a change.
- Hire a New Agent – First and foremost, business owners should make efforts to hire a new registered agent. When submitting Change of Agent paperwork to the state of Connecticut, businesses will need to provide the information of the new agent. Thus, they should have already hired their new registered agent before attempting to remove their old one.
- File the Required Change of Agent Paperwork with the Connecticut Secretary of State – Businesses must file this Change of Agent form with the Secretary of State’s Office to change their registered agent. They must begin by providing the complete name of the business entity, as it appears in their Secretary of State records. They then must provide the information for the new agent, including their name and address. Then, they can mail or deliver the paperwork to the Commercial Recording Division of the Secretary of State’s office. In addition to filing a Change of Agent form, Connecticut businesses can make changes to their registered agent information when filing their annual report.
- Pay the Filing Fee – The state of Connecticut charges a $50 filing fee for all companies filing a Change of Agent form. The only exception is for non-profit corporations and limited partnerships, who must only pay $20. Companies can pay by cash or check, with the checks made out to “Secretary of the State.”
State Filing Fees
The cost to file forms with the state of Connecticut can vary greatly depending on the type of business submitting the form and their reasons for doing so. It’s imperative that companies pay the correct amount when submitting their forms to the Connecticut Secretary of State’s Office. Otherwise, their forms could be rejected, resulting in significant delays.
|Entity Type||State Fee Registered Agent Change|
|Domestic Connecticut Corporation||$50|
|Domestic Connecticut Limited Liability Company||$50|
|Domestic Connecticut Non-Profit Corporations||$20|
|Domestic & Foreign Partnerships (LP, LLP, LLLP)||$20|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporations||$20|
|Foreign Limited Liability Companies||$50|
|Corporation Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic Connecticut Corporation||$100|
|Domestic Connecticut Non-Profit Corporation||$50|
|Foreign Corporation Qualification||$385 including license fee|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporation Qualification||$40|
|LLC Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic Connecticut Limited Liability Company||$120|
|Domestic Connecticut Partnerships||$120|
|Foreign Limited Liability Company Qualification||$120|
|Foreign Partnership Qualification||$120|