Maryland Registered Agents
What is a registered agent?
A registered agent, sometimes referred to as a statutory agent, is an entity located in Maryland who is responsible for receiving legal service of process on behalf of your business. Your registered agent must be present and available during normal business hours.
Do I need a registered agent?
In the state of Maryland, every company is required to designate a registered agent. In addition, the state of Maryland calls for an official physical address on record where your agent can be found during typical business hours. Starting a new business in Maryland can be a complex process. It’s critical that you fill in a variety of legal documents and forms. At Registered Agent Services, Inc., we can aid your business by taking care of your resident agent services.
What types of companies need to have a Maryland Registered Agent?
An LLC in Maryland, foreign LLC, a Maryland corporation, an out of State corporation, a non-profit organization or corporation, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other Maryland business is required to have a resident agent in Maryland and a Maryland registered office listed.
How will having a resident agent aid my business?
Most importantly, designating a registered agent keeps your company in conformity to state law. Also, we accept and scan any service of process, legal notice, annual report, or letter received into your online account locally in Maryland. You receive immediate notice of any paperwork scanned into your Maryland resident agent client account.
As an added Maryland registered agent service, we also track your Maryland annual report due date and email you prompts with how-to links to submit your report on time with the Secretary of State.
What are the requirements or restrictions I should know about my registered agent?
There are only a few requirements about who can act as your registered agent in Maryland. In particular, the person or entity acting as your registered agent needs to be located and available at an official street address within the state of Maryland during regular business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to accept all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., on your behalf. It is critical that you select a reputable company, such as Registered Agent Services, Inc. when choosing your registered agent.