Wisconsin Registered Agent

As a Wisconsin business owner, you’re likely well aware that you must have a registered agent on file with the Department of Financial Institutions. But have you ever thought about whether you’re getting the most out of your registered agent?

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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 Financial Institutions, 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.

Wisconsin Requirements For Individual Registered Agents
According to the Department of Financial Institutions, there are a few requirements that individual registered agents must meet.

  1. The individual must be a resident of Wisconsin
  2. The individual must be at least 18 years old
  3. An officer or employee of the company may serve as the registered agent
  4. The registered agent must have a valid address in the state of Wisconsin

West Virginia Requirements For A Company Serving As A Registered Agent
If a business entity elects to have a company serve as their registered agent, other requirements must be met.

  1. The company must be in good standing with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
  2. The company must have a physical address in the state of Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin, meeting requirements set forth by the Department of Financial Institutions.
  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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin Registered Agent
If you are a business owner in the state of Wisconsin 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 doing anything else, companies must hire a new registered agent. Wisconsin requires businesses to have a registered agent at all times. Utilizing a new agent before relieving your current agent of his or her duties will allow for a seamless transition.
  • File the Required Change of Agent Paperwork with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions – Once a company has hired a new agent, they’ll need to complete Wisconsin Form 13 – Statement of Change for Registered Agent and/or Registered Office. When filing this form, companies will need to include the name and addresses of both their current and new registered agents. Additionally, Wisconsin businesses also have the option of making changes to their registered agent information when they file their annual report.
  • Pay the Filing Fee – Companies looking to change registered agents in the state of Wisconsin must pay a $10 filing fee. Additionally, they can pay an extra $25 for expedited service.

State Filing Fees

Filing fees in the state of Wisconsin can fluctuate substantially depending on the type of business filing the documents and their reason for doing so. Business owners in Wisconsin should pay close attention to filing fees. Failure to pay fees correctly or on time could result in severe delays as the state’s Department of Financial Institutions refused to review your submission. Below is a breakdown of the state filing fees in Wisconsin.

Entity Type State Fee Registered Agent Change
Domestic Wisconsin Corporation $10
Domestic Wisconsin Limited Liability Company $10
Domestic Wisconsin Non-Profit Corporations $10
Domestic & Foreign Partnerships (LP, LLP, LLLP) $1-$40
Foreign Corporations $10
Foreign Non-Profit Corporations $10
Foreign Limited Liability Companies $10
Corporation Entity Type State Fee for Formation
Domestic Wisconsin Corporation $100
Domestic Wisconsin Non-Profit Corporation $35
Foreign Corporation Qualification $100
Foreign Non-Profit Corporation $45
LLC Entity Type State Fee for Formation
Domestic Wisconsin Limited Liability Company $130
Domestic Wisconsin Partnerships $70 – $100
Foreign Limited Liability Company Qualification $100
Foreign Partnership Qualification 75 – $100