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

Doing business in West Virginia brings many opportunities. The state's affordability coupled with a startup and business-friendly financial climate makes it an attractive state for entrepreneurs. However, doing business in West Virginia requires compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

CT Corporation's reliable, professional Registered Agent services ensure that you won’t miss a critical filing and endanger your business’ good standing and its right to defend itself in court. You'll benefit from monitoring tools and services that ensure insight into your business compliance so you’re always in control. With a professional Registered Agent, you can have the confidence of knowing that you’re aware of and on top of your compliance obligations.

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

Registered Agent package options:

Products

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 Corporation as a reliable corporate compliance partner.
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Legislative updates

Senate Bill 518, effective July 4, 2021, amends the business and nonprofit corporation, LLC and LP laws by providing an additional ground for administrative dissolution.


House Bill 2874, effective July 6, 2021, amends the Fees, Allowances and Costs; Newspapers; Legal Advertisements chapter regarding certain entity filing fee exemptions.


House Bill 3081, effective April 2, 2021, amends the business and nonprofit corporation laws regarding participation at shareholder and member meetings.


Senate Bill 71, effective May 23, 2018, amends the Fees, Allowances & Costs; Newspapers; Legal Advertisements title relating to the annual report requirement for veteran-owned businesses.


Case summaries

Piercing the Veil
William v. Morrisey, No. 14-0792, decided November 17, 2020. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals held that the defendant, a lawful who had been found personally liable for violating consumer protection laws, waived the issue that the trial court needed to pierce his LLC’s veil by failing to raise it at trial. The court also declined to address the issue on appeal based on the plain error doctrine.


Other notices

There are no new notices at this time.


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