Iowa Registered Agents
Explain it to me; what is a registered agent?
A registered agent, otherwise called a statutory agent, is an entity with a physical presence in the state of Iowa who is responsible for accepting legal documents for your business. Your registered agent is required to be available and present during normal business hours.
Why should I have a registered agent?
In Iowa, every business is supposed to appoint a resident agent. Additionally, the Iowa Secretary of State calls for an official registered office on file where your agent can be found during normal business hours. Forming a new enterprise in Iowa can be a cumbersome process. It’s critical that you finish an array of legal forms and documents. At Registered Agent Services, Inc., we can aid your company by handling your registered agent services.
What types of companies are required to have a Registered Agent in Iowa?
An LLC in Iowa, out of State LLC, an Iowa corporation, an out of State corporation, a non-profit organization or corporation, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other Iowa enterprise is required to have a registered agent in Iowa and an Iowa registered office on file.
How does having a registered agent assist my company?
First and foremost, having our registered agent service keeps your company in conformity to state law. Also, we accept and scan any legal notice, service of process, annual report, or letter received into your online account locally here in Iowa. You receive instant notice of any documents scanned into your Iowa resident agent client account.
As an added service, we also keep track of your Iowa annual report due date and forward you prompts with do-it-yourself links to submit your report on time with the Secretary of State.
Are there any restrictions or requirements I should know about my registered agent?
There are only a few requirements regarding who can be a registered agent here in Iowa. In particular, the person or entity acting as your resident agent must be available and located at a physical street address within Iowa during normal business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to receive all legal and tax-related documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., for you. It is crucial that you designate a reliable company, like Registered Agent Services, Inc., when you’re choosing your Iowa registered agent.