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North Carolina Registered Agent Info

Let’s talk a little bit about getting a registered agent in North Carolina.

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

Back in the good old days, you just fought dragons and paid tribute to the lord of the land. Gradually, economies changed, new business forms like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These types of business structures were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Companies are afforded stature that is disconnected from the people who put them together. Sadly, it didn’t take very much time for owners to figure out that they could stay away from legal actions by personally hiding from process servers. So, to close that loophole, most jurisdictions require companies to select a “registered agent.”

What are the functions of a standard North Carolina registered agent?

A registered agent in North Carolina furnishes a legal address where someone is present during typical business hours. Your registered agent is accountable to accept legal documents and service of process on behalf of your business and then send this paperwork on to your company. Additionally, your North Carolina registered agent will remind you about important filing deadlines like annual report filings and other renewals. They can also check to verify your business is in “good standing” with North Carolina business codes.

How does my company benefit from having an North Carolina registered agent?

North Carolina businesses benefit in several ways by appointing a registered agent. Obviously, designating a registered agent keeps your business entity in conformity to state law. With as your registered agent, as soon as you are sent any service of process, legal notice, letter or annual report notice – we accept those in your place. Within minutes, we’re scanning your documents into your online account. You’ll receive instant notification of any files we upload into your registered agent account. In addition, we also keep track of your North Carolina filing due dates and send you reminders with how-to links so you can submit your report before it’s due with the State of North Carolina.

What qualities should I be looking for in a registered agent?

Practical Knowledge: You want to choose a registered agent who knows what they’re doing, who’s been acting as a registered agent for a few years and has a solid reputation.

Dependability: You have to be able to trust your registered agent. You need to know that they will fulfill their responsibilities and be accessible during normal business hours to accept service of process and other legal paperwork.

Solid Reputation: Your North Carolina registered agent must have be known for forwarding service of process and legal documents in a timely and reliable manner. If they receive legal papers for you and fail to deliver them to you, your company could wind up with a judgment against you in court without even knowing your business is party to a lawsuit.

Consumer Relations: Just imagine you need to clarify or have a question about some aspect of your company as it relates to the State of North Carolina. You don’t want to discuss it with a person reading off a script in a call center in India, you want to chat with a customer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about commercial registered agent service in North Carolina.

Optional Services: In addition to basic registered agent service (by accepting your legal paperwork), make sure your registered agent offers more services like: Customized paperwork for your state filings, email reminders for important filing dates and deadlines, tools that will keep your business in compliance with State law.