What is a Registered Agent?

Learn about Registered Agents and how they can help your small business.

A Registered Agent is a person who receives important legal and tax documents on behalf of a business, including important mail sent by the state — such as annual reports or statements and tax documents. A Registered Agent also receives Service of Process — sometimes called Notice of Litigation — which initiates a lawsuit. Appointing a Registered Agent is a state requirement no matter where you’ve chosen to form your business.

For a general overview on what a Registered Agent is and the role they serve, read What is a Registered Agent?