CALIFORNIA AGENT OF SERVICE
why a registered agent?
It frees up your time
Acting as your own agent requires you to always be available during normal business hours to receive documents and be able to interpret what those documents are requiring to do. Instead, we can do that for you.
It helps you avoid fines
Ensure you receive timely notices about critical state filing deadlines—so you can stay in good standing.
It adds a layer of privacy
Your agent can receive court documents on your behalf—and you could potentially avoid being served in front of your customers and employees.
As a business owner, you get important legal documents in the mail, or sometimes court notices in person. In most states, you’re required to have a registered agent that can receive the papers and also make sense of them.
A California registered agent, also known as a California agent for service of process, accepts tax and legal documents on behalf of your business. A registered agent primarily acts as your main point of contact with the state.
California’s state statutes require every business registered in the state of California to appoint a registered agent. If you don’t include your registered agent information on your formation documents, your Articles of Incorporation or Organization will be rejected by the California Secretary of State.
The requirement is intended to make sure all businesses can be easily contacted for official purposes by the general public and the Secretary of State.
For $99.99 per year we provide this service
What does a registered agent do?
- Accept service of process and official mail on behalf of your business
- Notify you when they receive official mail, notifications, or documents for your business
- Forward documents to you in a timely manner
- Maintain an in-state physical address (called a registered office)
- Remain open during regular business hours to accept any notices on behalf of your business
When you hire us to be your California registered agent, we’ll scan and your legal mail as soon as it arrives in our office. Then we’ll call you to discuss what actions you should take next.