A Registered Agent is the party designated to receive a service of process in the event of a lawsuit, as well as other state and tax documents on behalf of a business.
A registered agent is required to file your corporation or LLC in most states.* A registered agent is responsible to receive official state and tax documents as well as a service of process in the event of a lawsuit.
A registered agent must be an adult or authorized party available during normal business hours at a physical address (no P.O. Box) in the state in which your business is filed. For privacy and convenience reasons, many businesses choose a third party, such as LegalZoom, to serve as their registered agent.
It is possible to change the registered agent of an existing corporation or LLC. Doing so typically requires a fee and filing with your state. If you would like LegalZoom to be the registered agent of your existing business, we will take care of filing the change with your state at no additional cost.
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* In New York, the Secretary of State acts as registered agent for every LLC/Corporation but many companies choose to have a commercial registered agent.