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Phone Number : 302.652.4800

Registered Agent Services

What is a Registered Agent?

Often, it may come as a surprise to business owners that they are required to maintain a registered agent and address in the states where their company is formed and registered. This requirement by the state is to ensure that there is a record of an address where important notices can be sent or contact can be made.

The registered agent is responsible for receiving important legal and tax documents on behalf of incorporated companies that they represent. Typical documents received at the registered agent address may include the following:

  • Service of Process — Civil complaint or other legal document (subpoena, notice of hearing, etc.)
  • Important state mail, such as annual reports or statements
  • Tax documents sent by the state’s department of taxation

The registered agent must have a physical address (not a post office box) in the state of incorporation or registration (qualification) and must be available at that address during normal business hours.

Registered Agent Services

Choose from these options:

OPTION 1

Change Agent to CorpCo

(Existing Company - CorpCo will file with State)

OPTION 2

Appoint CorpCo
as Agent

(Client files appointment doc with State)

OPTION 3

Have CorpCo Register
Your Company

(for a new incorporation/registration)
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registered agent FAqs

  • Is a corporation required to have a registered agent?

    Yes. State laws require all corporations to maintain a registered address with the Secretary of State in each state where they do business. The person or company located at that address, known as the Registered Agent, must remain available during all business hours. A Registered Agent receives and forwards important legal documents and state correspondence on behalf of the business.  In some states the registered agent must also sign the incorporation papers before they can be filed with the Secretary of State.

  • How can I appoint CorpCo as my registered agent?

    There are several different ways that CorpCo may be appointed for a company.

  • Why would I appoint CorpCo as my registered agent?

    • You require an address that meets all legal requirements. The registered agent for a business must be physically located in the state of incorporation and be available during normal business hours to accept important documents as they are delivered. If you are incorporating in a state where you do not have a physical address, and/or you are often out of the office, or work irregular business hours, you will be unable to act as your own registered agent.
    • Peace of mind. States impose ongoing requirements, such as annual report filings and franchise tax payments, on the businesses incorporated there. Business compliance matters are not likely to be your area of expertise, but they are ours. As your registered agent CorpCo will help you stay in compliance with state requirements for your corporation/LLC, avoid unnecessary state penalty fees and maintain your company's good standing in your state of incorporation and/or qualification.
    • Privacy is important to you. The registered agent is part of the public record and easily found when searching business records. Many business owners do not want their names easily accessible. In addition, in the event that a corporation receives Service of Process, it may be delivered by local law enforcement. Having police officers present at your place of business and in front of customers, is not desirable and using CorpCo as your registered agent avoids this potential embarrassment.

  • "Good team work and excellent responsiveness."
    Michelle G., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  • "I refer all my clients to CorpCo for their incorporation work. They handle it quickly, accurately, and I always hear what a pleasant experience it is, to call their office. Thank you CorpCo!"
    Tom C., Wilmington, Delaware
  • “CorpCo's website was really easy to use - I was incorporated that day and received my package 3 days later. Very happy and you can quote me."
    David S., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • "I'd like to thank you and Christy and everyone else at Corpco for your help with starting and closing the 2 corporations I had.  You guys made the process so much more manageable and were pleasant throughout the entire process."
    Laura T., New York, New York
  • "I found many agents on the site of the State of Delaware and exchanged some e-mails randomly and in the end I definitely chose you because of direct, warm approach and flexibility in searching solutions for the things we could need. ...we'll definitely recommend you."  
    Zlatan C., Beograd, Serbia
  • Thank you. It's thanks to your quick and professional reply that they were impressed.
    I really appreciate professionalism, and that is why we came back to your company.
    Alexandra M., Mougins, France
  • If you're looking for Corporate Service Provider in the USA for global customers, CorpCo is the best choice.
    Sergei B., Singapore