What is a Registered Agent or Statutory Agent and why do I need one?
Every state requires an LLC to have a Registered Agent
A Registered Agent is a person or entity, designated in the articles of organization, who can accept legal documents and notifications from a state office on behalf of an LLC. All corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLC) must choose a person or entity to act as their registered agent. There are few restrictions regarding who can be a Registered Agent other than that the person or entity must be located and available at a physical street address within the state during normal business hours. It is important that you select a reliable company when choosing your Registered Agent.
We offer these services for LLCs filed in Arizona and New Mexico. An Agent has no authority upon or within the LLC. The only purpose of a Registered Agent is to receive federal and state legal documents and service of process on behalf of your business. Service of process includes summonses or subpoenas and other notifications resulting from a lawsuit.
A Registered Agent is NOT someone who would receive and forward your mail. They are there to receive process of service, which are court papers if your LLC was to be sued. It has nothing to do with mail.
Our fee for this service is $50.00 a year.