Registered Agent

Registered Agent

The registered agent (in some states referred to as the resident agent) is the person designated by the corporation to receive legal papers that may be served on the corporation. The registered agent should be regularly available at the registered office of the corporation. The registered office can be the corporate office, the office of the corporation's attorney, or the office of the registered agent.

In most states, the person accepting the position as registered agent must sign a statement that he or she understands the duties and responsibilities of the position.