How to Change the Registered Agent for any Business
When you formed your LLC or Corporation, you appointed a registered agent to guarantee the state would be able to contact you and that legal notices would reach you. You may have appointed yourself or a family member to serve as your registered agent and now want to hire a commercial agent, or you may have hired a commercial registered agent but are unhappy and want to switch to another. Regardless, we got you covered.
The rules are a little different in each state, so just choose yours, and we’ll guide you through it.
How to Change the Registered Agent in Your State
The exact process to change a registered agent varies by state. Generally, you must file an amendment with the appropriate agency and provide information about the new registered agent.
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Select your state below to learn how:
What Is a Registered Agent?
A registered agent is someone you appoint to receive legal documents like service of process, subpoenas, and other official notices on behalf of your business. This individual or company must have a physical address in the state where your business is filed and must be available during regular business hours to accept these documents. A registered agent can be a private citizen or a business. Each state has slightly different requirements. Read our Registered Agent Requirements by State guide to learn about the requirements in yours.