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New York 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 New York 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 New York, every business is supposed to appoint a resident agent. Additionally, the New York 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 New York 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 New York?

An LLC in New York, out of State LLC, a New York corporation, an out of State corporation, a non-profit organization or corporation, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other New York enterprise is required to have a registered agent in New York and a New York 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 New York. You receive instant notice of any documents scanned into your New York resident agent client account.

As an added service, we also keep track of your New York 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 New York. In particular, the person or entity acting as your resident agent must be available and located at a physical street address within New York 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 New York registered agent.