Frequently asked questions

  • What happens to my business if I don't have a Registered Agent?
    Because a Registered Agent is required by law, failing to have one can cost your company its good standing in that state. This means you could lose the ability to secure loans and initiate lawsuits in your state of business. It might even endanger your limited liability protection.
  • What exactly will my Registered Agent do for my business?
    Your Registered Agent receives essential state mailings (annual reports, tax forms, etc.) and legal mandates (like lawsuits), promptly relaying them to the correct individuals within your business. Beyond alerting you to deadlines and court proceedings, our Registered Agents can also manage other documents for you at an incremental cost.
  • Why do I need a Registered Agent?
    All LLCs, S-Corporations, and C-Corporations must appoint a Registered Agent, also known as a Resident Agent or Statutory Agent.
  • Why do states require companies to have a Registered Agent?
    Almost every state requires you to designate a Registered Agent to serve as an official contact for your business. State agencies and courts send your company important compliance information and official correspondence through your Registered Agent. For most businesses, this correspondence consists of annual report and tax filing correspondence. Your Registered Agent is also responsible for receiving Service of Process and legal mandates for your company and promptly relaying them to the correct individuals within your business.
  • If I don't have a Registered Agent, can I still be sued?
    Not having a registered agent to accept service of process does not mean that the business cannot be sued. What it does mean is that the court can obtain jurisdiction in another manner, but the business may not have timely notice of the lawsuit and will not be able to mount a defense.
  • How do I appoint CT as my Registered Agent?
    You can easily appoint CT Corporation as your Registered Agent using our online tool. The checkout process takes less than 10 minutes and you will immediately receive the agent address. Our compliance specialists are also available on the phone to answer your questions and assist with your registered agent needs.
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