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Registered Agent In South Carolina Info

Okay, here’s the scoop about why you need a registered agent in South Carolina.

Explain it to me; what is a registered agent?

A registered agent, also known as a resident agent, is a business with a physical location in South Carolina who is responsible for receiving legal service of process on behalf of your business. Your registered agent must be available and present during normal business hours.

Describe the duties of a typical South Carolina registered agent?

A resident agent in South Carolina provides a legitimate address where someone is available during normal business hours. Your registered agent is responsible to receive legal documents and service of process for your company and then deliver these documents on to your business. In addition, your South Carolina registered agent will prompt you of important filing deadlines like annual report filings and renewals. Your agent can also check to see to it that your company is in “good standing” with South Carolina business codes.

What kind of benefits come from having a registered agent?

Companies in South Carolina benefit in many ways by appointing a resident agent. Most importantly, choosing a registered agent keeps your business in conformity to state law. With as your South Carolina registered agent, as soon as you receive any legal notification, service of process, letter or annual report notice – we accept those on your behalf. In minutes, we’re uploading your documents into your online account. You’ll receive instant notification of any paperwork we upload into your registered agent account. Additionally, we also keep an eye on your South Carolina annual report due dates and send you reminders with how-to links so you can complete your paperwork before it’s due with the South Carolina Secretary of State.

How can I designate my registered agent in South Carolina?

Usually you would select your resident agent as part of your business formation documents; your articles of incorporation or articles of organization. If you’re just forming your business, we can assist you with that. If you already appointed a resident agent but you’re looking for a better alternative, we can help you with that too. Of course, whether you’re starting or need to make a change, the best method is to sign up for our registered agent service.