Illinois Registered Agent

A local Illinois registered agent is required when registering to do business in Illinois.

What is an Illinois registered agent?

An Illinois registered agent can be a person over 18 or a business. When registering or qualifying a company in Illinois, a registered agent must be appointed by listing the name and address on the initial state paperwork. An Illinois registered agents must have a physical location in Illinois, not a post office box, and must be present at that address during normal business hours. When a business is involved in a legal proceeding or law suit, a process server will deliver the court papers to that company’s Illinois resident agent’s address. Delivering the legal documents by certified mail to the Illinois registered agent at the registered office address is also legal proof that you have been served, whether you get them or not. A professional registered agent is an important benefit to your business.

The purpose of an Illinois registered agent is to have a person available at the registered office address during business hours, for receiving, accepting and forwarding to the entity any process, notice or demands that is received by the registered agent on behalf of the entity.

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What types of businesses are required to have an Illinois registered agent?

Domestic and foreign corporations, plus professional and nonprofit corporations; domestic and foreign LLCs, series LLCs, L3Cs and LPs, LLPs and LLLPs are required to maintain a registered agent and registered agent office.

How do we handle items we receive as your Illinois resident agent?

All items and official paperwork received are scanned and uploaded into your online account locally in Illinois. We send you an immediate message that you have an important document in your online account.

As an added free service, we also track your Illinois annual report due date, and send you email reminders to help you remain in good standing with the IL Department of Business Services.

How do you change your registered agent in Illinois?

Use form BCA-5.10, Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office for corporations and form LLC-1.36, Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office for LLCs. File the form in duplicate with the $25 filing fee by mail or in person. Allow ten days for your filing to be processed in IL. Illinois also offers a quick and simple online method of changing your registered agent. This option costs $77.

Benefits of hiring Resident Agent LLC as your Illinois registered agent service provider:

You can order online for Illinois resident agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.