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Rhode Island Registered Agents

Define a registered agent?

A registered agent, otherwise called a resident agent, is an individual located in the state of Rhode Island who is responsible for receiving legal service of process for you. Your registered agent must be available and present during typical business hours.

Why should I have a registered agent?

In Rhode Island, every business is supposed to pick a registered agent. In addition, Rhode Island needs an official registered office on file where your agent can be found during typical business hours. Incorporating a new enterprise in the state of Rhode Island can be a complex process. It’s important that you complete a variety of legal forms and documents. At Registered Agent Services, Inc., we can help your business by taking care of your statutory agent services.

What types of businesses are required to have a Registered Agent in Rhode Island?

A Rhode Island LLC, out of State LLC, a corporation in Rhode Island, a foreign corporation, a non-profit corporation or organization, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other Rhode Island enterprise is required to have a registered agent in Rhode Island and a Rhode Island registered office on file.

How does having a registered agent aid my business?

First and foremost, having our registered agent service keeps your company in compliance with Rhode Island state law. Moreover, we accept and scan any service of process, legal notice, letter, or annual report received into your online account locally right here in Rhode Island. You receive instantaneous notice of any notices scanned into your Rhode Island resident agent online account.

As an additional Rhode Island registered agent service, we also track your State annual report due date and email you reminders with how-to links to file your report on time with the State.

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

There are few restrictions concerning who can be your registered agent in Rhode Island. Specifically, the person or entity acting as your resident agent must be located and available at a physical street address within the state of Rhode Island during typical 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., for you. It is important that you designate a reputable company, like Registered Agent Services, Inc., when choosing your Rhode Island registered agent.