A Registered Agent helps ensure legal documents are received and responded to promptly. By being available all day on all workdays, a Registered Agent should not miss any critical service of process services. Corporate entities also use a Registered Agent because they provide some privacy to its corporate clients keeping information away from public eyes and ears.

Registered Agents make sure notifications, demands and legal documents received will be forwarded to the corporate entity they represent. To properly exist and be available, the Registered Agent must have a physical location in the state the corporate entity 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, each one having a physical address for service of process.

Legal documents served by a Process Server are to be 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 service is effected upon a Registered Agent they have a duty to forward these documents to the corporate entity they are accepting service of process on behalf of.

What Does a BOC3 Registered Agent Do?

A BOC3 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 corporate entities relating to commercial transportation services.

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. Every company needs a way for the public to contact it regarding legal matters. That is the role the BOC3 Agent serves.