Alabama Registered Agents
Define a registered agent?
A registered agent, otherwise called a statutory agent, is a company located in Alabama who is responsible for receiving legal notices on behalf of your business. Your registered agent must be available and present during normal business hours.
Do I need a registered agent?
In the state of Alabama, every company is supposed to designate a resident agent. In addition, the Alabama Secretary of State calls for an official registered office on file where your agent can be reached during standard business hours. Forming a new enterprise in the state of Alabama can be a awkward process. It’s essential that you fill in a hodgepodge of legal documents and forms. At Registered Agent Services, Inc., we can help your company by handling your registered agent services.
What types of business entities need to have an Alabama Registered Agent?
An Alabama LLC, out of State LLC, an Alabama corporation, an out of State corporation, a non-profit corporation or organization, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other Alabama business is required to have a registered agent in Alabama and an Alabama registered office listed.
How does having a registered agent assist my company?
First and foremost, having our registered agent service keeps your business in conformity to Alabama state law. Moreover, we receive and scan any legal notice, service of process, letter, or annual report received into your client account locally here in Alabama. You receive instant notification of any documents scanned into your Alabama registered agent client account.
As an added service, we also keep track of your State annual report due date and email you reminders with how-to links to submit your paperwork on time with the State.
Are there any restrictions or requirements I should know about my registered agent?
There are not many restrictions relating to who can act as a registered agent in Alabama. Specifically, the person or entity acting as your registered agent must be located and available at a physical street address within the state of Alabama during normal business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to accept all legal and tax-related documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., on your behalf. It is crucial that you appoint a reputable company, such as Registered Agent Services, Inc., when you’re choosing your registered agent.