Registered agents act on a company's behalf in receiving legal documents such as Service of Process (i.e., Lawsuits, Liens, Subpoenas, etc.), Annual Reports, Tax Correspondence, and other mailings from regulatory agencies. In some jurisdictions, a registered agent may be referred to as a resident agent or statutory agent.
A registered agent must maintain a physical presence (street address) within the state and be available during all business hours so that consumers may properly serve claims upon a company. A post office box (PO Box) does not constitute a physical presence by statutory requirements.
Multiple states allow for the secretary of state or equivalent government office to act as a registered agent for a fee, but private companies such as RASi offer the best-registered agent service.
Annual Report Services
Independent Director Service
UCC & Litigation Searches and Filing
Loan Agreements and Special Licensing Divisions Personal Resource for Statutory Requirements