Delaware Registered Agent
A local Delaware registered agent is required when registering to do business in Delaware.
What is a Delaware registered agent?
A Delaware registered agent can be either another business or an individual that is listed on your corporate paperwork with the state as responsible for accepting legal notices on your behalf. Delaware registered agents must have a real physical location in Delaware and be present at that address during normal business hours. Although most of the time a sheriff or process server will be delivering the notice to the Delaware resident agent’s address, mailing a certified letter to the person or business listed as the Delaware registered agent at the registered office address is legal proof that you have been notified, regardless of whether or not your registered agent forwarded it to you.
The Delaware registered agent’s duty is to be available at the business address listed as the registered office address during normal business hours. Any official mail from the state will be sent to the Delaware resident agent’s address.
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What types of businesses are required to have Delaware registered agents?
A Delaware LLC, out of state LLC, a Delaware corporation, an out of state corporation, a non-profit corporation or organization, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or any other Delaware business entity that is required to register with the state, must have a Delaware registered agent and Delaware registered office.
How do we handle items we receive as your Delaware resident agent?
We scan any legal notice, annual report, or other official documents received into your online account locally in Delaware. We send you immediate notification of any notices uploaded into your Delaware resident agent’s account.
As an added Delaware resident agents service, we also track your Delaware annual report due date and send you reminders with how-to links to file your report in a timely manner with the State of Delaware Division of Corporations. All businesses pay a flat-rate annual fee except domestic profit corporations. These entities pay an annual franchise tax that is based the corporation’s authorized shares. If your business has high value assets, there is an alternative calculating method called ‘Assumed Par Value Capital Method.’ Check it out at the division’s website; it can save your corporation a lot of money each year.
How do you change your registered agent in Delaware?
You file a Certificate of Change of Agent form with the filing fee by mail or by fax. Each entity, both domestic and foreign has a separate and specific form, so when you are downloading the form from the Delaware Division of Corporations website, double-check the entity type. Nonprofits use the corporate form. The filing fee is $50 for all agent changes. You must include the completed Filing Cover Memo with all Delaware filings. This form is for your contact information, expedite processing options, and if you are fax-filing, your credit card information also.
You can sign up online for Delaware resident agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.
Benefits of hiring Resident Agent LLC as your Delaware registered agent service provider:
- Delaware Annual Report reminders
- Access to library of forms to file in Delaware
- Delaware registered agent service immediately
You can sign up online for Delaware registered agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.