Hawaii Registered Agent

If you operate a business in the state of Hawaii, you should already have a registered agent on file with the state’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. However, business owners should evaluate their registered agent to see if there are any improvements they could make.

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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 Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and notices of lawsuits. Registered agents act as a middle-man, as it is their job to see that members of the LLC receive these documents.

Hawaii Requirements For Individual Registered Agents

Below are some of the criteria necessary to serve as an individual registered agent in the state of Hawaii, as set forth by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

  1. The registered agent must be an individual authorized to transact business in the state of Hawaii.
  2. The registered agent must be physically present in the state.
  3. If an individual, the person must be at least 18 years old.
  4. The individual must provide an address where they are located during regular business hours.

Hawaii Requirements For A Company Serving As A Registered Agent

Business owners in Hawaii also have the option to elect a company to serve as their registered agent, as opposed to an individual.

  1. Companies must be authorized to conduct business in the state of Hawaii
  2. Companies must provide an address where they’re located during regular business hours.

DoMyLLC Can Serve As Your Registered Agent

It’s critical that new business owners find a registered agent upon who they can trust and rely. At DoM LLC, we offer registered agent services to those looking to file as an LLC or corporation in the state of Hawaii. When hiring us to serve as a registered agent, business owners can rest assured that they are receiving reliable, professional services, including:

  1. A physical address in the state of Hawaii, meeting requirements set forth by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office.
  2. An office available during business hours from Monday through Friday. We can accept all legal correspondence for a company.
  3. A secure online account where business owners can manage your documents.
  4. 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.
  5. A compliance reminder system that informs business owners when annual report filings are due, ensuring they never miss a deadline.
  6. A compliance calendar, which is an easy-to-view method that allows owner to track when annual reports are due.
  7. A vast document library that includes both state and internal paperwork for Corporations and LLCs
  8. Links to state and government agencies
  9. Unlimited document storage

If businesses in Hawaii miss important deadlines, such as annual report filings, they could be subject to harsh penalties. When hiring DoMyLLC as a 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 Hawaii Registered Agent

If you are a business owner in the state of Hawaii 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 – Before filing an paperwork with the state of Hawaii to remove your existing registered agent, it’s crucial to hire a new agent. When submitting the paperwork to change registered agents, the state of Hawaii will ask business owners to provide the name and address of their new agent. If you have not already hired a new agent, you will not be able to complete the necessary forms.
  • File the Required Change of Agent Paperwork with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Business owners looking to change registered agents can do so by filing a Statement of Change of Registered Agent by Entity form. The state has strict requirements about who can sign and submit one of these forms. For example, at least one manager of an LLC must sign the form. Businesses in Hawaii also have the option to update their registered agent when they file their annual report.
  • Pay the Filing Fee – To change their registered agent, Hawaii business owners must pay $26 if the change affects less than 200 entities. Companies can make checks payable to Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. There is a dishonored check fee of $25.

State Filing Fees

There are often fees associated with filing registered agent paperwork in the state of Hawaii. Below, you’ll find a detailed breakdown of what your business may owe when submitting paperwork relating to your registered agent.

Entity Type State Fee Registered Agent Change
Domestic Hawaii Corporation $26
Domestic Hawaii Limited Liability Company $26
Domestic Hawaii Non-Profit Corporations $26
Domestic & Foreign Partnerships (LP, LLP, LLLP) $25-$50
Foreign Corporations $26
Foreign Non-Profit Corporations $26
Foreign Limited Liability Companies $50
Corporation Entity Type State Fee for Formation
Domestic Hawaii Corporation $26
Domestic Hawaii Non-Profit Corporation $100
Foreign Corporation Qualification $26
Foreign Non-Profit Corporation Qualification $26
LLC Entity Type State Fee for Formation
Domestic Hawaii Limited Liability Company $51
Domestic Hawaii Partnerships $26
Foreign Limited Liability Company Qualification $51
Foreign Partnership Qualification $26