Maine Registered Agents
What is a registered agent?
A registered agent, also known as a resident agent, is an entity located in the state of Maine who is responsible for receiving legal documents for your business. Your registered agent must be available and present during normal business hours.
Am I supposed to have a registered agent?
In the state of Maine, every company is required to nominate a resident agent. In addition, the state of Maine requires an official registered office on record where the agent can be found during typical business hours. Starting a new business in the state of Maine can be a complex process. It’s crucial that you complete an assortment of legal documents and forms. At Registered Agent Services, Inc., we can help your business by handling your registered agent services.
What types of business entities are required to have a Maine Registered Agent?
A Maine LLC, foreign LLC, a corporation in Maine, a foreign corporation, a non-profit corporation or organization, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other Maine venture is required to have a registered agent in Maine and a Maine registered office listed.
How can having a resident agent assist my business?
First and foremost, appointing a registered agent keeps your business in compliance with state law. On top of that, we accept and scan any service of process, legal notice, annual report, or letter received into your customer account locally here in Maine. You receive immediate notice of any documents scanned into your Maine registered agent online account.
As an additional service, we also track your State annual report due date and forward you reminders with how-to links to file your report before your due date with Maine.
What are the requirements or restrictions I should know about my registered agent?
There are not many restrictions relating to who can be a registered agent in Maine. In particular, the person or entity acting as your registered agent must be available and located at a physical street address within Maine 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., on your behalf. It is crucial that you select a reliable company, such as Registered Agent Services, Inc. when choosing your registered agent.