About Your Registered Agent in New Jersey
Let’s talk a little bit about getting a registered agent in New Jersey.
Why do we have statutory agents in the first place?
Back in the good old days, you just herded sheep and paid your taxes to the lord of the land. Eventually, economies changed, new company structures like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These types of company structures were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Business entities are furnished status that is disconnected from the individuals who form them. Sadly, it didn’t take very much time for owners to understand that they could stay away from business lawsuits by personally steering clear of process servers. So, to close that loophole, most Secretaries of State insist that companies to designate a “registered agent.”
Are there any restrictions or requirements I should know about my registered agent?
There are few restrictions regarding who can be your registered agent here in New Jersey. In particular, the person or entity acting as your resident agent needs to be available and located at a physical street address within the state of New Jersey during normal business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to accept all legal and tax-related documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., on your behalf. It is important that you designate a solid company, such as RegisteredAgentService.net when choosing your registered agent.
How can having a registered agent benefit my business?
Most importantly, having our registered agent service keeps your business in adherence of state law. Also, we accept delivery of and scan any service of process, legal notice, annual report, or letter received into your customer account locally right here in New Jersey. You receive instant notice of any documents scanned into your New Jersey registered agent client account.
As an added New Jersey registered agent service, we also monitor your New Jersey annual report due date and send you prompts with how-to links to file your report before your due date with New Jersey.
What are the functions of a normal registered agent in New Jersey?
A resident agent in New Jersey provides a legitimate address where a person is present during normal business hours. Your registered agent is accountable to accept delivery of legal documents and service of process for your company and then forward this paperwork on to you. Additionally, your New Jersey registered agent will remind you of important filing due dates like annual report forms and renewals. An New Jersey registered agent can also check to verify your business is in conformance with New Jersey state law.