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For your business to receive notice of lawsuits (service of process) and important state papers, your business must appoint a registered agent - also known as statutory agent - in each state where you are doing business. See the latest updates on registered agent services, including state-by-state updates on registered agent requirements.
Learn the questions to ask before using an individual, rather than a professional, registered agent, including if you do business in more than one state, if your business hours or locations vary, & more.
Learn about the reasons why an experienced, full-service commercial registered agent is your best compliance partner and first line of defense against risk to your business.
An individual who is a resident of the state and has a physical address within the state can serve as a registered agent although some states impose additional requirements. An entity can serve as a registered agent provided that it has a physical address in the state which is open during normal business hours all year and is authorized to do business in the state.
Learn why you need a Registered Agent to do business in your state, including the requirements for having one, & why you should appoint a professional Registered Agent.