West Virginia Registered Agents
Define a registered agent?
A registered agent, otherwise known as a statutory agent, is a company with a physical presence in West Virginia who is responsible for accepting legal notices on behalf of your business. Your registered agent must be available and present during typical business hours.
Do I need a registered agent?
In West Virginia, every business is supposed to appoint a registered agent. In addition, West Virginia calls for an official registered office on record where your agent can be reached during standard business hours. Starting a new enterprise in the state of West Virginia can be a complex process. It’s essential that you fill in a hodgepodge of legal forms and documents. At Registered Agent Services, Inc., we can help your company by managing your resident agent services.
What types of business entities need to have a Registered Agent in West Virginia?
A West Virginia LLC, out of State LLC, a corporation in West Virginia, a foreign corporation, a non-profit corporation or organization, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other West Virginia business entity is required to have a registered agent in West Virginia and a West Virginia registered office listed.
How will having a registered agent benefit my company?
Most importantly, appointing our registered agent service keeps your business in compliance with state law. Moreover, we accept and scan any service of process, legal notice, annual report, or letter received into your customer account locally in West Virginia. You receive immediate notification of any paperwork scanned into your West Virginia resident agent customer account.
As an added service, we also track your State annual report due date and email you prompts with how-to links to submit your report on time with the Secretary of State.
Are there any requirements or restrictions I should know about my resident agent?
There are few restrictions regarding who can act as your registered agent in West Virginia. Specifically, the person or entity acting as your registered agent needs to be located and available at a physical street address within the state of West Virginia during typical business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to receive all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., for you. It is important that you choose a reputable company, like Registered Agent Services, Inc., when choosing your registered agent.