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.
Vermont Requirements For Individual Registered Agents
The Vermont Secretary of State outlines the reasons why a company must have a registered agent and the requirements for those who wish to serve in this capacity. One option that many Vermont businesses choose is to have an individual serve as their registered agent.
- The agent must be a resident of Vermont
- The individual must be at least 18 years old
- The agent must have a physical street address in Vermont and be present at this address during regular business hours
- The registered agent does not have to be an employee, shareholder, or director of the company
Vermont Requirements For A Company Serving As A Registered Agent
Another option that has become more popular among Vermont businesses is having a third-party company serve as their registered agent.
- The company must have a physical street address in Vermont and be present at this address during regular business hours
- The company must be authorized to conduct business in Vermont
- The company must be in good standing with the Secretary of State
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 Vermont. 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 Vermont, 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 Vermont 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 Vermont Registered Agent
If you are a business owner in the state of Vermont 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 Vermont, business owners must first secure a new registered agent to replace their existing agent. Business owners should take their time with this process and find an agent who they can trust.
- File the Required Change of Agent Paperwork with the Vermont Secretary of State – After securing a new agent, businesses must submit a Change of Registered Agent or Agent Address form. The state prefers that companies file online through the state’s Online Business Service Center. However, they also have the option of completing a hard copy and mailing it to the Secretary of State’s office. Unlike other states, Vermont business owners do not have the option of changing their registered agent information when filing their annual report.
- Pay the Filing Fee – The cost of changing registered agents in the state of Vermont is $25. There is no extra fee for filing online, and companies can pay with a major credit card. If the business chooses to submit the application in person or by mail, they can pay their filing fee with a check or money order made payable to “VT SOS.”
State Filing Fees
If a Vermont company files paperwork that will impact the status of their registered agent, they are required to pay a filing fee. However, these filing fees can vary drastically depending on which forms the company is submitting. Below, you’ll find a breakdown of the state filing fees for Vermont businesses.
|Entity Type||State Fee Registered Agent Change|
|Domestic Vermont Corporation||$25|
|Domestic Vermont Limited Liability Company||$25|
|Domestic Vermont Non-Profit Corporations||$25|
|Domestic & Foreign Partnerships (LP, LLP, LLLP)||$25|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporations||$25|
|Foreign Limited Liability Companies||$25|
|Corporation Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic Vermont Corporation||$125|
|Domestic Vermont Non-Profit Corporation||$125|
|Foreign Corporation Qualification||$125|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporation||$100|
|LLC Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic Vermont Limited Liability Company||$125|
|Domestic Vermont Partnerships||$75 – $125|
|Foreign Limited Liability Company Qualification||$125|
|Foreign Partnership Qualification||$100 – $125|