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District of Columbia Registered Agents

Explain it to me; what is a registered agent?

A registered agent, also known as a resident agent, is an entity located in the state of District of Columbia who is responsible for accepting legal service of process on behalf of your business. Your registered agent is required to be available and present during normal business hours.

Why should I have a registered agent?

In Washington DC, every business is required to identify a registered agent. Additionally, the state of District of Columbia calls for an official physical address on file where the agent can be found during normal business hours. Forming a new business venture in Washington DC can be a cumbersome process. It’s essential that you finish a variety of legal forms and documents. At Registered Agent Services, Inc., we can assist your business by handling your registered agent services.

What types of companies are required to have a Registered Agent in District of Columbia?

An LLC in Washington DC, foreign LLC, a corporation in District of Columbia, an out of State corporation, a non-profit organization or corporation, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other Washington DC venture is required to have a resident agent in District of Columbia and a Washington DC registered office listed.

How does having a registered agent assist my business?

First and foremost, designating a registered agent keeps your company in conformity to District of Columbia state law. Moreover, we accept and scan any service of process, legal notice, annual report, or letter received into your client account locally right here in Washington DC. You receive instantaneous notice of any documents scanned into your District of Columbia registered agent online account.

As an added service, we also track your Washington DC annual report due date and send you prompts with do-it-yourself links to file your report in a timely manner with District of Columbia.

Are there any requirements or restrictions I should know about my registered agent?

There are not many restrictions concerning who can act as your registered agent here in Washington DC. Specifically, the person or entity acting as your registered agent must be located and available at a physical street address within the state of District of Columbia during normal business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to receive all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., for you. It is crucial that you appoint a solid company, like Registered Agent Services, Inc., when you’re choosing your Washington DC registered agent.