The appointment and maintenance of an in-state registered agent is required

Thinking of doing business in North Carolina? The Tar Heel state is home to thriving cities like Raleigh and Charlotte, beautiful scenery, and a highly-educated workforce. Known for its universities, the state is becoming a growing hub for high tech, healthcare, insurance, and the financial services industry. The state boasts low corporate and unemployment insurance tax rates, as well as a high success rate among entrepreneurs -- 81%, survive that difficult first year. Despite this, doing business in North Carolina requires compliance with many federal, state, and local requirements. State laws are highly complex. And, state and legal notices are too important to risk getting lost in the shuffle. Any misstep can be disastrous.

The right Registered Agent is a partner in your success. A reliable professional Registered Agent gives you peace of mind that you won’t miss a critical filing and endanger your business’ good standing. Although it’s a requirement to appoint a Registered Agent, you have a choice over who to use. CT Corporation ensures proper handling of your documents, so your business runs free of surprises. And our Registered Agent Plus service helps you comply with the annual report filing requirement common in many states.  CT Corporation has a team of attorneys and contacts with state legislatures that monitors and responds to changes in the law.

Safeguard your business with America's most reliable registered agent service

Registered Agent package options:

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Registered agent services

Easily appoint your registered agent online within 10 minutes

  • Registered agent services - includes a registered agent location within the state to receive legal and critical business communications and a dedicated team to receive and route all service of process legal notifications

  • Online portal - compliance portal to keep your business compliant 24/7

  • Name availability check - verification and reservation of desired business name with the state

    Not included
  • Incorporation services - completion and filing of all legal documents and Articles of Incorporation with the state

    Not included
  • Foreign qualification services - preparation and filing of all qualification documents with the state

    Not included
Registered agent and formation

Our incorporation experts are here to help you start your business with a solid and smart foundation

  • Registered agent services - includes a registered agent location within the state to receive legal and critical business communications and a dedicated team to receive and route all service of process legal notifications

  • Online portal - compliance portal to keep your business compliant 24/7

  • Name availability check - verification and reservation of desired business name with the state

  • Incorporation services - completion and filing of all legal documents and Articles of Incorporation with the state

  • Foreign qualification services - preparation and filing of all qualification documents with the state

    Not included
Registration in another state

Legally register an existing business in another state (Foreign Qualification)

  • Registered agent services - includes a registered agent location within the state to receive legal and critical business communications and a dedicated team to receive and route all service of process legal notifications

  • Online portal - compliance portal to keep your business compliant 24/7

  • Name availability check - verification and reservation of desired business name with the state

  • Incorporation services - completion and filing of all legal documents and Articles of Incorporation with the state

    Not included
  • Foreign qualification services - preparation and filing of all qualification documents with the state

I strongly recommend CT as a reliable corporate compliance partner.
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Legislative updates

Executive Order 136, authorizes and encourages remote nonprofit corporation member and board meetings during the COVID-19 emergency.


Executive Order 125, effective April 1, 2020, authorizes and encourages remote shareholder meetings by North Carolina corporations during the COVID-19 state of emergency.


Case summaries

Personal Jurisdiction in Suit by Remote Worker
In the Court of Appeals v. Singlecare Holdings, No. COA 20-427, decided June 15, 2021. The North Carolina Court of Appeals held that North Carolina lacked personal jurisdiction over non-resident Delaware LLCs in the plaintiff’s suit arising out of his termination of employment. The plaintiff was a resident of California when he was hired and later moved to North Carolina and performed most of his work for the LLC from North Carolina. Among other arguments, the plaintiff alleged jurisdiction existed because the LLC facilitated his move to North Carolina, sent a letter to his mortgage lender, mailed tax documents to him, reimbursed his travel and office expenses in the state, paid him in North Carolina, and that he corresponded with his employer on a regular basis via telephone and email while working in North Carolina. However, as the court noted, the plaintiff relocated of his own accord. He was not asked to do so. The defendants’ acquiescence with the move and subsequent communications with the plaintiff in North Carolina did not create personal jurisdiction.


Other notices

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*State fees are mandatory fees imposed by the state. Price includes online discount automatically applied at checkout.