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More About Your California Registered Agent

Let’s talk a little bit about registered agent service in California.

What is the reason for statutory agents in the first place?

When I was a kid, you just fought dragons and paid tribute to the king. Eventually, economies changed, new business forms like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These types of business entities were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Business entities are furnished stature that is separated from the individuals who start them. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very much time for owners to work out that they could dodge legal actions by personally steering clear of servers of process. So, to close that loophole, most Secretaries of State insist that companies to select a “registered agent.”

Are there any requirements or restrictions I should know about my registered agent?

There are only a few restrictions relating to who can act as your registered agent here. Specifically, the person or entity acting as your resident agent needs to be located and available at a physical street address within California during normal business hours. They will be responsible to receive all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., on your behalf. It is critical that you designate a reliable company, like when choosing your California registered agent.

How does my company benefit from having an California registered agent?

Businesses in California benefit in many ways by designating a resident agent. Most importantly, nominating a statutory agent keeps your company in conformity to state law. Having as your California registered agent, as soon as you receive any service of process, legal notice, annual report notification or letter – we accept those for you. Momentarily, we’re scanning your documents into your customer account. You’ll receive instant notice of any documents we upload into your registered agent account. Additionally, we also monitor your California filing due dates and send you reminders with how-to links so you can submit your report on time with the State of California.

What types of businesses need to have a Registered Agent in California?

An LLC in California, foreign LLC, a corporation in California, an out of State corporation, a non-profit corporation or organization, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other California business entity is required to have a registered agent in California and an California registered office on file.