State agencies require LLCs and Corporations to appoint and maintain a Registered Agent when they form or register their business. The registered agent acts as a direct contact between your company and Secretary of State and other official government offices to receive service of process, correspondence and other important legal and tax notices. 

A registered agent must have a physical address within the state you are forming your business. The agent’s physical address will become the registered address for the company and that will become public record which can be searched by anyone at any time.

The registered agent must be available at the registered office address during all normal business hours and must file documents and pay filing fees to update the agent name and address with the state every time it changes.

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