A Registered Agent helps ensure legal documents are received and responded to promptly. By being available all day on all workdays, a Registered Agent will not miss any critical service of process services. Having a Registered Agent provides some privacy to its corporate clients keeping information away from public use.

A will make sure notifications, demands and legal documents received will be forwarded to the corporate defendant or witness. The Registered Agent must have a physical location in the state the defendant or witness business is registered. A P.O. Box will not suffice. This means if a business is in multiple states, they must appoint a Registered Agent in each of these states.

legal documents must be delivered by a process server within the state borders of the state where the proceedings are taking place. The Registered Agent is responsible for accepting court orders, lawsuits, subpoenas, and notices. In order to ensure successful service of process of any documents the Registered Agent must be available during standard business hours each day. After we serve process upon a Registered Agent they have a duty to forward these documents to the business they are accepting service of process on behalf of.

What Does a Do?

A Registered Agent, also known as a resident agent or statutory agent, is a legal entity or individual appointed under state law to accept service of process and other legal documents on behalf of a business. When an individual is being served there is a distinct person to address but some companies have tens of thousands of employees. If a company based in Canada were to be served at one of their warehouses in the United States there would be great difficulty and confusion in both understanding and forwarding the legal documents to their legal team even though they are part of the same company. In the interests of judicial fairness, a business entity is required under state law to appoint a single representative to accept service of process in each jurisdiction they are located.

When a legal document is served on a business the Registered Agent accepts the document and then must forward it to the proper individuals. When first appointing a the procedure and means of forwarding documents between the Registered Agent and their client company will be agreed upon to avoid future delay or confusion. Every company needs a way for the public to contact it regarding legal matters. That is the role the serves. service is a company that accepts notices and services of process for other companies. Registered Agent services have procedures to notify companies when legal documents arrive. The Registered Agent of a corporate entities is responsible for accepting service of process and other time sensitive documents. Our years of experience with serving Registered Agents has afforded us the confidence of serving a variety of legal documents without fail.

All States Require a Registered Agent Entities.

The Registered Agent address is the address that will be used by attorneys and process servers they hire for process serving court documents, subpoenas, and urgent correspondence upon a defendant or witness entity. The Registered Agent office address must be a physical office, with an in-state street address.