URA is available during normal business hours 8:00 – 5:00 CST.  

We can be reached at (855) 236-9172 or by email.

 

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Common Questions:

 

What is a Registered Agent?

A registered agent, sometimes referred to as a resident agent or statutory agent, is a business or individual designated to receive service of process (SOP) when an entity is a party in a legal action. The registered agent receives legal documents on behalf of the entity. Legal documents can be lawsuit pleadings, tax information and annual report notices or forms. The agent is required to have a physical address on the public record where documents can be delivered or served personally.

Our local agents are available during normal business hours to accept process. Our agents  are familiar with  important legal and tax documents including the following:

• Service of Process• Time sensitive state mail including  annual reports and tax documents

Our professional registered agents serve business owners so they never have to have to worry about missing an important legal document while traveling on business or away on vacation.

Having a separate address for handling legal documents allows for discreet and professional handling of process serving.

Why do I need a Registered Agent?

In most jurisdictions it is required by state statute to maintain a Registered Agent.  Most states require any business entity formed or doing business in their state designate and maintain a registered agent.  The registered agent can also be called the resident agent or statutory agent depending on the laws of the state. The purpose of a registered agent is to provide a legal within a jurisdiction where someone is available during normal business hours to receive service of process.

Usually the registered agent is also the person that receives official documents from state agencies for tax purposes, for example franchise tax notices and annual report forms. It is the registered agent’s job to forward these documents and notices to the company. Registered Agents also sometimes notify business entities if their filing status is in god standing. These notifications are a value added function of a registered agent as it can be  difficult for a business entity to keep track of legislative changes and report due dates for multiple jurisdictions.

Can I change my current agent?

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What Are the Benefits of Using a Professional Registered Agent?

A professional registered agent is available during regular business hours to receive Service of Process. We will be available to receive your important documents and forward to your company in a timely manner. The registered agent’s address is public information and known to process servers who will deliver any process. If you designate yourself as your agent a process server may come to your home or office. If you move you will have to file paperwork with the Secretary of State to change your address.

Why should I choose you as my registered agent?

A commercial Registered Agent allows business entities to change their location at any time, without being required to file changes of address with the state each time they move.

Designating a third-party registered agent allows the business owner to travel for business or pleasure without fear of a default judgment because of a missed SOP.

Commercial registered agents often have systems to keep track of filing, notification and publishing requirements of the companies that use their services. This can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in late penalties.

These are sold as compliance managers, tax calendars/or compliance calendars.

We provide real time notice of any documents served, and forward all documents directly by secure server.

Changing a Registered Agent or Resident Agent?

A business entity might at some point desire to change their registered agent to another party after a registered agent has already been designated. This can be done by obtaining a form from the Secretary of State where the business entity is registered, completing and filing it with the Secretary of State along with any fees. The required form may be a dedicated change of registered agent form or it may be more complex. Please contact us for assistance in any state.

Designating a Registered Agent or Resident Agent?
Often the registered agent for a business entity is named in the formation documents when an entity is created. For example, in Nevada or Delaware, the form designates the registered agent and sets forth the agent’s address on the articles of incorporation filed with Secretary of State. If the agent cannot sign the articles to be filed, some states provide a separate Registered Agent Acceptance form to be filed with the formation documents.

Designating a Registered Agent or Resident Agent?

In a number of cases, the registered agent for a business entity is assigned in the formation documents filed in a jurisdiction when the entity is originally created. As an example, a person forming a corporation in the State of Nevada or Delaware, would designate the registered agent along with the agent’s address on the articles of incorporation filed with the Nevada Secretary of State or Delaware Secretary of State. If the agent cannot sign the articles to be filed, some states such as Nevada provide that the registered agent may be designated using a separate “Registered Agent Acceptance” form with the appropriate acceptance and signature. An authorized representative of the business or the company accepting responsibility as registered agent must sign to accept the responsibility of acting as agent. In a number of states it is a crime to knowingly file a false document with the office of the Secretary of State, although the penalties vary widely. For example, in Nevada it is a Class “D” felony to forge this signature, but in Michigan it is only a misdemeanor.

Can You Be Your Own Registered Agent?

In most jurisdictions the entity itself is prevented from acting as agent.  It must be an individual from the company itself.

Questions about Support?

URA is available during normal business hours 8:00 – 5:00 CST.  

We can be reached at (855) 236-9172 or by email.