North Carolina Registered Agent Services

In North Carolina, you must appoint and maintain an in-state Registered Agent. You can be confident that CT's experts will handle your vital state and legal documents correctly.

North Carolina Registered Agent
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Registered Agent Services

Easily appoint your Registered Agent online. The checkout process takes less than 10 minutes and you will immediately receive the registered agent address

Your Service Includes

  • Registered Agent - Includes a registered agent address location within the state and a dedicated team to receive and forward all service of process and legal notifications
  • Online Portal - Online compliance portal to keep your business compliant 24/7

$329 +state fees*

Automatic discount applied at checkout for new customers.

Registered Agent + Incorporation

Start your business with a solid & smart foundation. Our incorporation experts are here to help you incorporate your business with the state

Your Package Includes

  • Incorporation Services - Preparation and filing of all legal documents and Articles of Incorporation with the state
  • Name Availability Check - Name availability check and reservation of your desired business name
  • Registered Agent Services 
  • Online Portal

$709 +state fees*

*State fees are mandatory fees imposed by the state. Price includes online discount automatically applied at checkout.

Registered Agent + Foreign Qualification

Legally register an existing business to another state. We know all the state requirements and we make sure your application is accepted by the state

Your Package Includes

  • Qualification Services - Preparation and filing of all qualification documents with the state
  • Name Availability Check - Name availability check and reservation of your desired business name
  • Registered Agent Services 
  • Online Portal 

$709 +state fees*

*State fees are mandatory fees imposed by the state. Price includes online discount automatically applied at checkout.

Appointing the Right North Carolina Registered Agent Is Crucial

State and legal notices are too important to risk getting lost in the shuffle—a misstep can spell disaster. You need a trusted Registered Agent to handle important documents (such as NC annual reports and Service of Process) correctly and deliver them promptly to the right people. With CT’s experience and expertise, you can cross that responsibility off your to-do list.

 

Trust your CT Registered Agent to

  • ​Record your Registered Agent information with North Carolina—essential to keep your business in good standing
  • Receive state documents and legal notices, including Service of Process and wage garnishment notices, and promptly relay them to your designated contacts—so nothing gets overlooked
  • Monitor laws and regulations—to make sure you aren’t caught off guard by changes
  • Designate a specific team to serve as your go-to resource for answers to your questions—you won’t get the round around
  • Customize your North Carolina Registered Agent services if you wish to include alerts of upcoming deadlines and forwarding of business documents—so you’ll have less to manage

Appoint Your North Carolina Registered Agent in 3 Easy Steps

Using our online tool, you can easily appoint CT in 3 easy steps. If you need additional help, we are happy to answer all your questions via phone, chat or email.

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North Carolina Registered Agent and Annual Report Requirements

  • In addition to appointing a Registered Agent, businesses also need to stay on top of your annual report filings.
  • Nearly every state requires a periodic report that updates an LLC’s or corporation’s basic information, such as the principle business location, officers’ (or managers’) names, and the name and address of the registered agent. 
  • Learn more, visit the Registered Agent Info Center

What to Look for When Choosing a North Carolina Registered Agent

Among other things, your registered agent should be reliable, accurate and consistent. Your North Carolina Registered Agent should -

  • always be available and physically present at the registered office during normal business hours. This ensures any hand-delivered legal documents get proper attention,
  • know all North Carolina business entity and compliance rules,
  • have professionally trained staff with expert knowledge on how to properly handle and forward SOP papers,
  • have state-of-the-art processes in place to deliver crucial documents to you, and to follow-up with you regarding delivery, and,
  • have offices in the states where the business may expand into as you will be required to have a registered agent in order to register to do business in those other states.

The Importance of Having a North Carolina Registered Agent

Having a professional North Carolina Registered Agent ensures that things such as personal emergencies, vacations, business trips, and meetings never leave your company without this physical presence. Keep in mind, a lawsuit can proceed against you, even if your registered agent is not available to receive service. You may lose the opportunity to defend yourself in court or incur extra legal fees.

In addition to the registered agent’s statutory responsibilities of receiving and forwarding documents, professional service companies often provide a full range of services for LLCs, corporations and other types of business entities to help them with their compliance needs.  The right professional services company can help you stay in compliance and make sure all of your documents are handled correctly.

North Carolina Registered Agent FAQs

How do I appoint CT as my Registered Agent?

You can easily appoint CT Corporation as your Registered Agent using our online tool. The checkout process takes less than 10 minutes and you will immediately receive the agent address. Our compliance specialists are also available on the phone to answer your questions and assist with your registered agent needs.

Does CT have a Registered Agent office in North Carolina?

Yes. CT has an office in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. You’re always guaranteed reliable service from experienced in-state professionals. You’ll find us at: C T Corporation System 160 Mine Lake Court Suite 200 Raleigh, North Carolina 27615-6417

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