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Virginia Registered Agent Info

Okay, here’s the scoop about getting a registered agent in Virginia.

Explain it to me; what is a registered agent?

A registered agent, otherwise called a resident agent, is a business located in Virginia who is responsible for accepting legal notices for you. Your registered agent must be available and present during normal business hours.

Are there any requirements or restrictions I should know about my registered agent?

There are few restrictions relating to who can be a registered agent here in Virginia. Specifically, the person or entity acting as your resident agent must be located and available at an official street address within the state of Virginia during typical business hours. They will be responsible to receive all legal and tax-related documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., on your behalf. It is crucial that you appoint a reputable company, such as when you’re choosing your registered agent.

How does having a resident agent assist my company?

First and foremost, designating a registered agent keeps your business in compliance with state law. Also, we receive and scan any legal notice, service of process, letter, or annual report received into your client account locally here in Virginia. You receive instant notice of any notices scanned into your Virginia resident agent online account.

As an additional Virginia registered agent service, we also keep track of your State annual report due date and forward you prompts with do-it-yourself links to submit your paperwork before your due date with the Virginia Secretary of State.

Am I supposed to have a registered agent?

In Virginia, every business is supposed to pick a registered agent. Additionally, the state requires an official street address on file where the agent can be reached during typical business hours. Forming a new business in Virginia can be a complex process. It’s important that you fill in a variety of legal forms and documents. At, we can aid your company by handling your registered agent services.