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About Your South Carolina Registered Agent

Okay, here’s the scoop about getting a registered agent in South Carolina.

Explain it to me; what is a registered agent?

A registered agent, sometimes referred to as a statutory agent, is a business with a physical presence in South Carolina who is responsible for accepting legal service of process on your behalf. Your registered agent must be available and present during typical business hours.

Briefly, who can act as a registered agent?

Your South Carolina resident agent needs to be a company or individual who is a legitimate resident of South Carolina. They must be available to receive legal documents during regular business hours. Registered agents in South Carolina have to furnish a legal, office address within South Carolina.

How does my business benefit from having a registered agent in South Carolina?

Businesses in South Carolina benefit in several ways by appointing a resident agent. Most importantly, choosing a statutory agent keeps your business entity in conformity to South Carolina state code. With as your South Carolina registered agent, anytime you receive any service of process, legal notice, letter or annual report notice – we accept those in your place. Momentarily, we’re scanning your files into your customer account. You’ll get an instant notice of any files we upload into your registered agent account. In addition, we also monitor your South Carolina filing deadlines and send you reminders with how-to links so you can send in your report ahead of schedule with the State of South Carolina.

Tell me the top 5 things I should be looking for when selecting a registered agent?

Solid Background: You want to appoint a registered agent who knows what they’re doing, who’s been performing the duties of a registered agent for many years and has a good reputation.

Dependability: You need to be able to trust your registered agent. You should be able to trust that they will fulfill their responsibilities and be accessible during regular business hours to accept service of process and other legal paperwork.

Character: Your registered agent must have a reputation for delivering legal documents and service of process in a timely and reliable manner. If they accept legal papers for you and fail to deliver them to you, you could end up with a judgment against you in court and not even be aware that your company is party to a lawsuit.

Customer Service: Let’s say you need to clarify or have a question about some aspect of your business as it relates to the State of South Carolina. You don’t want to discuss it with a person reading off a script in a call center in some foreign country, you want to talk to a customer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about business registered agent service.

Optional Services: In addition to basic registered agent service (by accepting your legal documents), make sure your registered agent offers more services like: Pre-populated paperwork for your state filings, reminders for important filing deadlines and due dates, tools that will keep your business in compliance with State law.