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Info About Your North Carolina Registered Agent

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

Why do we have statutory agents in the first place?

Long ago, you just fought dragons and paid tribute to the lord of the land. Gradually, economies changed, new business structures like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These types of business entities were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Entities are afforded standing that is disconnected from the individuals who start them. Sadly, it didn’t take long for people to work out that they could dodge legal actions by personally steering clear of servers of process. So, to get rid of that loophole, most jurisdictions require business owners to designate a “registered agent.”

What are the requirements or restrictions I should know about my statutory agent?

There are few restrictions relating to who can act as your registered agent in North Carolina. Specifically, the entity or person acting as your registered agent needs to be available and located at a physical street address within the state of North Carolina during regular business hours. They will be responsible to receive all legal and tax-related documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., for you. It is crucial that you appoint a reliable company, such as when you’re choosing your registered agent.

What kind of benefits come from having a registered agent?

North Carolina businesses benefit in several ways by appointing a registered agent. Obviously, nominating a statutory agent keeps your business in compliance with state law. With as your North Carolina registered agent, anytime you are sent any service of process, legal notice, annual report notification or letter – we accept those for you. In minutes, we’re uploading your files into your customer account. You’ll receive instant notification of any files we upload into your registered agent account. Additionally, we also keep track of your North Carolina annual report deadlines and email you reminders with how-to links so you can submit your paperwork before it’s due with the North Carolina Secretary of State.

What types of companies are required to have a Registered Agent in North Carolina?

An North Carolina LLC, out of State LLC, a corporation in North Carolina, an out of State corporation, a non-profit corporation or organization, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other North Carolina venture is required to have a resident agent in North Carolina and an North Carolina registered office listed.