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Registered Agent Services Available In All States And D.C.

Registered Agent Services

Easily appoint your Registered Agent online within 10 minutes

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


Automatic discount applied at checkout for new customers.

Registered Agent & Incorporation Filing

Our incorporation experts are here to help you start your business with a solid & smart foundation

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 & Qualification Filing

Legally register an existing business in another 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.

A Professional Registered Agent Helps You:

Safeguard your business' good standing status.


Avoid the risk of fines, penalties and unanswered service of process.


Handle vital legal communications.


Appoint Your Registered Agent in 3 Easy Steps

Use our online tool to easily appoint CT as your professional Registered Agent.

Registered Agent Services

  • Registered Agent - Easily appoint CT Corporation to handle important legal and state documents promptly and correctly in all 50 states. Order Online

  • Change of Registered Agent - We make it easy for you to change your Registered Agent over to CT. Our representation experts will obtain and file all the requisite forms and skillfully manage the process from start to finish. Plus, we’ll pay all of the Change of Agent filing fees imposed by the state.

  • International Registered Agent - We can help with your global representation needs.

Specialized Services

What is a Registered Agent

A Registered Agent is your official point of contact with the state. Every LLC and corporation must have a Registered Agent to accept service of process, legal notices, and other crucial state documents and relay these communications to your business.

Why do states require companies to have a Registered Agent?

Almost every state requires you to designate a Registered Agent to serve as an official contact for your business. State agencies and courts send your company important compliance information and official correspondence through your Registered Agent. For most businesses, this correspondence consists of annual report, tax filing correspondence, and service of process.

What happens to my business if I don't have a Registered Agent?

Because a Registered Agent is required by law, failing to have one can cost your company its good standing in that state. This means you could lose the ability to secure loans and initiate lawsuits in your state of business. It might even endanger your limited liability protection.

How to choose a Registered Agent

A step-by-step guide to help you make the final call.

What Is a LLC Registered Agent?

A Registered Agent is an individual or a company that is appointed by an LLC to receive service of process, legal documents, and important state communications on behalf of the business. Every LLC must have an in-state Registered Agent in its formation state and in every state where it is registered to do business. Failing to appoint and maintain a registered agent can result in severe penalties for the LLC and sometimes, its owners.

CT Tip: This agent is referred to as a “Registered Agent” in most states. However, some states use the term Resident Agent, which serves to emphasize that the agent must be a resident of the state. “Statutory agent” is another term that may be used, highlighting the fact that an entity is required by statute to appoint and maintain an agent for service of process. 

What Is a Service of Process?

Service of process is notice that there is a lawsuit filed against the LLC or corporation. Usually, this involves serving the defendant with a summons. In the case of an LLC or corporation, the summons is served on the Registered Agent. By serving process on the Registered Agent, the court obtains jurisdiction over the corporation or LLC. In addition to receiving service of process in connection with a lawsuit against the business directly, the Registered Agent receives other mission-critical documents, such as:

  • notice of garnishment proceedings against an employee
  • litigation documents once the lawsuit is underway, including motions or requests to produce documents
  • legal notices
  • government correspondence, such as notices of annual report deadlines and tax notification other compliance-related documents

Although these documents might be very different, they all have one common element. Each one contains vital, time-sensitive information.