Georgia Registered Agents
Define a registered agent?
A registered agent, also known as a statutory agent, is an entity with a physical location in the state of Georgia who is responsible for receiving legal documents on your behalf. Your registered agent must be present and available during standard business hours.
Do I need a registered agent?
In the state of Georgia, every company is supposed to designate a resident agent. In addition, Georgia calls for an official registered office on record where the agent can be reached during standard business hours. Forming a new company in Georgia can be a awkward process. It’s important that you finish a variety of legal forms and documents. At Registered Agent Services, Inc., we can aid your company by taking care of your statutory agent services.
What types of companies are required to have a Georgia Registered Agent?
A Georgia LLC, out of State LLC, a corporation in Georgia, a foreign corporation, a non-profit corporation or organization, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other Georgia business entity is required to have a registered agent in Georgia and a Georgia registered office on file.
How does having a resident agent help my business?
First and foremost, appointing a registered agent keeps your company in conformity to Georgia state law. In addition, we accept delivery of and scan any legal notice, service of process, letter, or annual report received into your online account locally in Georgia. You receive instant notification of any notices scanned into your Georgia registered agent customer account.
As an added Georgia registered agent service, we also keep track of your Georgia annual report due date and send you prompts with how-to links to file your paperwork on time with the Secretary of State.
Are there any restrictions or requirements I should know about my statutory agent?
There are not many requirements about who can be a registered agent here. Specifically, the person or entity acting as your registered agent must be available and located at an official street address within Georgia during regular 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., for you. It is important that you appoint a reputable company, like Registered Agent Services, Inc., when you’re choosing your registered agent.