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About Your Arizona Registered Agent

Let’s talk a little bit about registered agent service in Arizona.

What is the reason for resident agents in the first place?

Long ago, you just herded sheep and paid tribute to the king. Eventually, economies changed, new business structures like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These various business entities were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Entities are furnished status that is separated from the individuals who form them. Sadly, it didn’t take long for owners to understand that they could evade litigation by personally hiding out from servers of process. So, to close that loophole, most Secretaries of State insist that business entities to select a “registered agent.”

Sum it up for me, who can act as a registered agent?

Your Arizona registered agent needs to be a company or individual who is a legitimate resident of Arizona. A registered agent should be available to accept legal documents during normal business hours. Arizona registered agents must furnish a legal, physical address within the state of Arizona.

How does my company benefit from having a registered agent in Arizona?

Businesses in Arizona benefit in many ways by selecting a resident agent. Most importantly, nominating a registered agent keeps your business in conformity to state law. With as your Arizona registered agent, as soon as you are sent any legal notification, service of process, letter or annual report notice – we accept those for you. Within minutes, we’re uploading your documents into your online account. You’ll receive instant notice of any paperwork we upload into your Arizona registered agent account. In addition, we also monitor your Arizona filing due dates and email you reminders with how-to links so you can send in your paperwork ahead of schedule with the State of Arizona.

Tell me the top 5 things I should be looking for in a registered agent?

Experience: You want to hire a registered agent who knows what they’re doing, who’s been performing the duties of a registered agent for many years and has a solid reputation.

Dependability: You need to be able to depend on your registered agent. You need to know that they will live up to their responsibilities and be available during typical business hours to accept service of process and other legal paperwork.

Reputation: Your Arizona registered agent must have be known for delivering service of process and legal documents in a reliable and timely manner. If they accept legal papers for you and don’t deliver them to you, you could end up with a judgment against you in court and not even know that your company is involved in a lawsuit.

Customer Service: Just imagine you have a question about or you need to clarify some aspect of your company as it relates to the State. You don’t want to discuss it with a person reading off a script in a call center in India, you want to talk to a consumer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about business registered agent service in Arizona.

Optional Services: Besides basic registered agent service (by accepting your legal documents), check to see if your registered agent offers more services like: Customized paperwork for your state filings, email reminders for important filing dates and deadlines, any other tools that will keep your company in good standing with the state.