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Hawaii Registered Agents

Define a registered agent?

A registered agent, sometimes referred to as a statutory agent, is an individual located in the state of Hawaii who is responsible for receiving legal notices on behalf of your business. Your registered agent is required to be available and present during typical business hours.

Do I need a registered agent?

In the state of Hawaii, every business is required to appoint a registered agent. Additionally, the Hawaii Secretary of State needs an official physical address on record where your agent can be reached during normal business hours. Starting a new company in Hawaii can be a complicated process. It’s important that you complete a hodgepodge of legal documents and forms. At Registered Agent Services, Inc., we can aid your business by handling your resident agent services.

What types of businesses are required to have a Hawaiian Registered Agent?

An LLC in Hawaii, out of State LLC, a corporation in Hawaii, a foreign corporation, a non-profit organization or corporation, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other Hawaii venture is required to have a resident agent in Hawaii and a Hawaiian registered office on file.

How can having a registered agent help my company?

First and foremost, designating our registered agent service keeps your company in compliance with state law. Furthermore, we receive and scan any legal notice, service of process, letter, or annual report received into your online account locally in Hawaii. You receive immediate notice of any documents scanned into your Hawaii resident agent online account.

As an additional Hawaii registered agent service, we also track your State annual report due date and email you reminders with how-to links to file your report in a timely manner with the State.

What are the requirements or restrictions I should know about my resident agent?

There are not many requirements regarding who can be a registered agent in Hawaii. In particular, the entity or person acting as your registered agent must be available and located at an official street address within Hawaii during normal business hours. They will be responsible to accept all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., for you. It is crucial that you appoint a reliable company, such as Registered Agent Services, Inc., when you’re choosing your Hawaii registered agent.


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