About Your Oklahoma Registered Agent
Let me tell you about why you need a registered agent in Oklahoma.
Why are there statutory agents in the first place?
Back in the good old days, you just tended the farm and paid tribute to the lord of the land. Gradually, economies evolved, new company structures like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These various business structures were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Entities are given standing that is disconnected from the individuals who form them. Sadly, it didn’t take very much time for people to understand that they could stay away from litigation by personally hiding from servers of process. So, to close that loophole, most States compel companies to designate 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 a registered agent in Oklahoma. Specifically, the entity or person acting as your registered agent must be available and located at a physical street address within Oklahoma during typical 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 important that you appoint a reputable company, such as Registered-Agent.net when you’re choosing your Oklahoma registered agent.
How can having a registered agent aid my business?
First and foremost, having our registered agent service keeps your business in adherence of Oklahoma state law. Moreover, we accept and scan any service of process, legal notice, letter, or annual report received into your online account locally right here in Oklahoma. You receive instantaneous notice of any notices scanned into your Oklahoma resident agent online account.
As an additional service, we also monitor your Oklahoma annual report due date and forward you reminders with do-it-yourself links to submit your paperwork before your due date with the Secretary of State.
What happens if I don’t have or fail to maintain a registered agent in Oklahoma for my company?
Yes, there can be repercussions for failing to maintain your Oklahoma registered agent. Fees may or may not be assessed. The State of Oklahoma may revoke your corporate or LLC legal status if you don’t maintain your registered agent in Oklahoma.