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About Your Arizona Registered Agent

Let me tell you about getting a registered agent in Arizona.

Explain it to me; what is a registered agent?

A registered agent, otherwise known as a statutory agent, is an individual with a physical presence in Arizona who is responsible for receiving legal service of process on your behalf. Your registered agent must be available and present during standard business hours.

Sum it up for me, who can be a registered agent?

Your Arizona resident agent should be a business entity or individual who is a lawful citizen of Arizona. A registered agent must be on hand to receive service of process during standard business hours. Arizona registered agents have to provide a legal, physical address within the state of Arizona.

What are the advantages of having a registered agent?

Arizona businesses benefit in many ways by selecting a registered agent. Obviously, nominating a resident agent keeps your company in compliance with Arizona state code. Having as your registered agent, anytime you receive any legal notification, service of process, annual report notification or letter – we accept those on your behalf. Within minutes, we’re uploading your files into your online account. You’ll get an instant notice of any files we upload into your registered agent account. Additionally, we also keep track of your Arizona annual report due dates and email you reminders with how-to links so you can complete your paperwork ahead of schedule with the Arizona Secretary of State.

What should I be looking for in a registered agent?

Practical Knowledge: You want to hire a registered agent who is competent at what they’re doing, who’s been performing the duties of a registered agent for many years and has a solid track record.

Trustworthy: You have to be able to trust your registered agent. You should be able to trust that they will live up to their responsibilities and be available during regular business hours to receive legal documents and service of process.

Character: Your registered agent must have a reputation for forwarding legal documents and service of process in a timely and reliable manner. If they accept legal documents for you and fail to deliver them to you, you could end up with a decision against you in court without even knowing your company is involved in a lawsuit.

Consumer Relations: Just imagine you need to clarify or have a question about some aspect of your company as it relates to the State. You don’t want to talk to a person reading off a script in a call center in India, you want to talk to a customer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about commercial registered agent service in Arizona.

Additional Services: Besides basic registered agent service (by accepting your legal paperwork), check to see if your registered agent offers additional services like: Pre-populated paperwork for state filings, reminders for important filing deadlines and due dates, any other tools that will keep your company in compliance with State law.