Who should be the registered agent for my LLC?

The person you choose to be your registered agent is responsible for all the legal and tax documents that come to your company.  These include but are not limited to the following:

  • Service of Process—which is the paperwork that notifies you of a lawsuit
  • State mail —  annual reports or statements
  • Tax documents

The registered agent is required to have a physical address (not a post office box) in the state of incorporation and be available at the address to receive communication and give it to you.  You can act as your own agent and that is often the best choice.  Too often when you choose someone else there is a significant delay in receiving legal notices. If you get your own notices you can act on them immediately.