Oklahoma Registered Agent
Let’s talk a little bit about getting a registered agent in Oklahoma.
Why are there registered agents in the first place?
Back in the good old days, you just tended the farm and paid tribute to the lord of the land. Eventually, economies changed, new business forms like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These types of business entities were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Companies are furnished stature that is separated from the individuals who form them. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for people to work out that they could evade litigation by personally hiding from process servers. So, to tighten up that loophole, most States insist that companies to appoint a “registered agent.”
Sum it up for me, who can perform the duties of a registered agent?
Your Oklahoma registered agent should be a business entity or individual who is a legal citizen of your state. A registered agent should be available to receive service of process during normal business hours. Registered agents in Oklahoma must furnish a legal, business address within the state.
What kind of benefits come from having a registered agent?
Companies in Oklahoma benefit in several ways by designating a registered agent. First and foremost, nominating a registered agent keeps your business in conformity to state law. Having RegisteredAgentService.net as your Oklahoma registered agent, as soon as you receive any service of process, legal notice, letter or annual report notice – we accept those for you. Momentarily, we’re scanning your files into your online account. You’ll receive instant notification of any paperwork we upload into your registered agent account. In addition, we also keep an eye on your Oklahoma filing deadlines and send you reminders with how-to links so you can submit your paperwork on time with the State of Oklahoma.
What qualities should I be looking for when selecting a registered agent?
Experience: You want to choose a registered agent who knows what they’re doing, who’s been performing the duties of a registered agent for a few years and has a good track record.
Reliability: You need to be able to depend on your registered agent. You need to know that they will fulfill their duties and be available during normal business hours to accept service of process and other legal paperwork.
Solid Character: Your registered agent must have be known for forwarding legal documents and service of process in a timely and reliable manner. If they accept legal papers for you and fail to deliver them to you, your company could wind up with a ruling against you in court and not even be aware that your company is involved in a lawsuit.
Consumer Relations: Just imagine you have a question about or you need to clarify some aspect of your business as it relates to the State. You don’t want to talk to 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 business registered agent service.
Optional Services: Besides basic registered agent service (by receiving your legal papers), make sure your registered agent offers more services like: Customized paperwork for your state filings, email reminders for important filing deadlines and due dates, tools that will keep your company in compliance with State law.