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West Virginia Registered Agent

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

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

Back in the good old days, you just herded sheep and paid tribute to the king. Gradually, economies evolved, new company structures like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These various business structures were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Companies are furnished stature that is separated from the individuals who put them together. Sadly, it didn’t take very much time for owners to figure out that they could evade legal actions by personally hiding out from process servers. So, to tighten up that loophole, most jurisdictions require companies to designate a “registered agent.”

What are the requirements or restrictions I should know about my statutory agent?

There are not many restrictions regarding who can be a registered agent here. In particular, the person or entity acting as your resident agent must be located and available at an official street address within the state of West Virginia during typical 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 appoint a solid company, like when you’re choosing your registered agent.

How will having a registered agent help my company?

Most importantly, appointing our registered agent service keeps your business in adherence of West Virginia state law. Moreover, we receive and scan any legal notice, service of process, annual report, or letter received into your online account locally here in West Virginia. You receive immediate notice of any paperwork scanned into your West Virginia resident agent client account.

As an added service, we also monitor your West Virginia annual report due date and email you reminders with how-to links to submit your report in a timely manner with the Secretary of State.

Describe the responsibilities of a standard registered agent in West Virginia?

A registered agent in the State of West Virginia provides a legitimate address where someone is available during standard business hours. Your registered agent is accountable to accept delivery of legal documents and service of process on behalf of your business and then deliver this paperwork on to your company. Additionally, your registered agent will remind you about important filing due dates like annual report filings and renewals. An West Virginia registered agent can also double check to make sure your company is in conformance with West Virginia business codes.