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. Registered agents act as a middle-man, as it is their job to see that members of the LLC receive these documents.
Kansas Requirements For Individual Registered Agents
According to the Secretary of State’s website, there are a few requirements to serve as a registered agent in Kansas:
- An individual may serve as a resident agent
- The registered office address must be a street address, as opposed to merely a P.O. box
- The registered agent must be at the same place as the registered office
- A P.O box does not constitute a valid address
Kansas Requirements For A Company Serving As A Registered Agent
The Kansas Secretary of State also says that third-party companies can represent a business entity as their registered agent. They must meet the following requirements:
- A Kansas corporation, limited partnerships, limited liability company or business trust can serve as a resident agent. A foreign corporation, limited liability partnership, limited liability company or business trust authorized to do business in Kansas may also serve as a resident agent.
- A foreign limited liability company may not be its own registered agent
- The company must provide a valid street address in Kansas
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 DoMyLLC, we offer registered agent services to those looking to file as an LLC or corporation in the state of Kansas. 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 Kansas, 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 LLCs
- Links to state and government agencies
- Unlimited document storage
If businesses in Kansas 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 Kansas Registered Agent
If you are a business owner in the state of Kansas 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 – If a business owner wishes to change registered agents, they should begin looking for a new agent immediately. The state of Kansas will request to see the information for the new registered agent. Companies should have a new agent in place before filing change of agent paperwork.
- File the Required Change of Agent Paperwork with the Kansas Secretary of State – The Secretary of State requires businesses to file a Change of Registered Office or agent form. The form varies depending on the type of entity requesting the change. However, as this link shows, it’s easy to obtain the form for which you’re searching. Unlike in other states, businesses in Kansas cannot update their registered agent information when filing their annual report.
- Pay the Filing Fee – The filing fees associated with changing registered agents can range from $20 to $35 depending on the type of entity submitting the request. If completing a paper form, companies can include a check or money order payable to the Secretary of State. When paying online, business owners can enter their credit card information. The state of Kansas requests that businesses do not send cash and that they do not staple their check to their forms.
State Filing Fees
Whenever a company files paperwork with the state of Kansas that involves a registered agent, they must pay a fee. The fees vary significantly based on the type of business entity submitting the paperwork and the reason behind their doing so. However, it’s imperative that businesses pay the correct amount during the filing process. Below, you’ll find a detailed breakdown of the state of Kansas registered agent filing fees.
|Entity Type||State Fee Registered Agent Change|
|Domestic Kansas Corporation||$30|
|Domestic Kansas Limited Liability Company||$35|
|Domestic Kansas Non-Profit Corporations||$20|
|Domestic & Foreign Partnerships (LP, LLP, LLLP)||$30|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporations||$20|
|Foreign Limited Liability Companies||$30|
|Corporation Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic Kansas Corporation||$85|
|Domestic Kansas Non-Profit Corporation||$20|
|Foreign Corporation Qualification||$115|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporation Qualification||$115|
|LLC Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic Kansas Limited Liability Company||$160|
|Domestic Kansas Partnerships||$160|
|Foreign Limited Liability Company Qualification||$165|
|Foreign Partnership Qualification||$165|