District of Columbia Registered Agent
A local District of Columbia registered agent is required when forming a business in District of Columbia.
What is a District of Columbia registered agent?
A District of Columbia registered agent is an individual or an organization registered or authorized to do business in District of Columbia. The District of Columbia filer must name a registered agent and the address of its registered office on their initial state paperwork. A District of Columbia registered agents must have a physical location in District of Columbia and be present at that address during normal business hours. When a business is involved in a legal proceeding a process server will deliver the court papers to that company’s District of Columbia resident agent’s address. Also, sending the legal documents by certified mail to the District of Columbia registered agent at the registered office address is legal proof that you have been served, whether you get them or not. Be sure your District of Columbia registered agent is dependable and professional.
It is the function of a District of Columbia registered agent to have an individual available at the registered office address during business hours, for the purpose of receiving, accepting and forwarding to the business any process, notice or demand that is received by the registered agent.
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What types of businesses are required to have a D.C. registered agent?
Every domestic or foreign filing entity is required to maintain a registered agent and office in District of Columbia. The list of filing entities is; domestic and foreign corporations, professional corporations, nonprofit corporations, domestic and foreign LLCs, plus all GPs, LPs, LLPs and LLLPs. Some sole proprietors are required to have a registered agent also for purposes of getting a business license in Washington D.C.
How do we handle items we receive as your District of Columbia resident agent?
As soon as received, we scan all legal notices, annual report notices, or other official paperwork, into your online account locally in the District of Columbia. We send you an immediate email message that you have an important document in your online account, with a prompt to log in and download it.
After your first report, DC businesses file reports every two years. For no extra charge, we track your biennial report due date, and send you email reminders to help you remain in good standing with Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), Corporations Division.
How do you change your registered agent in Washington D.C.?
Submit the form RA-3, Statement of Change of Registered Office or Registered Agent by mail or in person with a filing fee of $50. DC will take three or four weeks to finish processing your filing.
Benefits of hiring Resident Agent LLC as your Washington D.C. registered agent service provider:
- Washington D.C. Biennial Report reminders
- Access to library of forms to file in Washington D.C.
- Washington D.C. registered agent service immediately
You can order online for District of Columbia resident agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.